Michael Dervan

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William Lawes (1602-43) left just shy of three dozen pieces for solo lyra viol, an instrument related to the bass viol, but usually with extra, freel(...)

If you like historical associations you’ll love the new disc of works associated with Frank Almond’s violin, the Lipinski Stradivarius of 1715. The(...)

John Dowland’s 1604 Lachrimae is described on its title page as “Seven Tears figured in seven passionate pavans, with diverse other pavans, galliards (...)

This selection of experimental British music was originally issued on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in the mid-1970s. Christopher Hobbs’s bell-infused Ara(...)

Gerald Barry’s existing Beethoven pieces whet the appetite for the Beethoven opera he has talked about. Beethoven, setting the letter to the Immortal (...)

Forget the Henryk Górecki of the haunting Symphony of Sorrowful Songs of 1976. The Górecki who wrote Genesis I: Elementi for string trio 14 years e(...)

Austrian composer Hans Gál (1890-1986) fled the Nazis twice before ending up in Edinburgh where he spent the rest of his life. His composing career(...)

German clarinettist, conductor and composer Jörg Widmann was apparently born with enough energy for two people. He drives Mendelssohn’s music with a n(...)

Monica Huggett has a way with words as well as music. This CD of mixed instrumental concertos borrows its name from an overture by Telemann, and wh(...)

The Spackling Band takes its name from Francis “Spackling” Dowdall, a member of the state orchestra at Dublin Castle in the early 18th century. The(...)

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