The Lark Ascending
A recording on Decca Classics of the original violin and piano version of 'The Lark Ascending' by Ralph Vaughan Williams to celebrate his 150th anniversary.
'Lovely performance combining soaring beauty with an almost conversational intimacy...the way they bring it to life like this makes perfect sense.'
Andrew McGregor, Record Review, BBC Radio 3
A unique project for a great cause, this CD combines Hyeyoon's passion for both contemporary music and music education.
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Colin Matthews, curator of Many Voices for London Music Masters writes:
'In 2018 London Music Masters celebrated its 10th birthday. As part of the celebrations we commissioned ten of the most exciting emerging and established composers working in the UK today to create new works for children and young people. The pieces are inspired by, and dedicated to, the young musicians learning as part of London Music Masters’ primary school music education programme. We believe that by including the many diverse voices, perspectives and stories around us we can create music that will resonate today and in the years to come.'
'A most welcome initiative … Colin Matthews’ Ghost Story, an object lesson in conjuring up atmosphere from the most basic means .. or the most testing of all, Tansy Davies’s Hawk, an action-packed two and a half minutes of vertiginous dynamics' The Sunday Times ✮✮✮✮✮
Mark Bowden – Sudden Light
Mark Bowden’s Five Memos (2015), written for and performed by Hyeyoon Park (violin) and Huw Watkins (piano).
NMC Recordings (2016)
“Pianist Huw Watkins and violinist Hyeyoon Park are poised and expressive in the Calvino-inspired Five Memos — the third movement, Exactitude, is breathtakingly simple and played with masterful stillness.”
Kate Molleson, Gramophone, December 2016