Peter Hope: “Wind Blown” – more reviews

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Four more reviews from the past few months of the disc of woodwind works by Peter Hope, including the clarinet sonata which myself and Simon Passmore commissioned and premiered.

Remy Franck of Pizzicato gives it 5 stars and says “the performances and recording are of very good quality”.

You can read Jeremy Condliffe of the Congleton Chronicle‘s reivew here.

Bradley Lehman from the American Record Guide writes “performances are sensitive and polished…wind players and listeners drawn to their repertoire will find much of interest in these unpretentious and enjoyable sonatas”.

Lastly, James V. Maiello of Fanfare mentions another piece on the disc: “Tallis Remembered is a short set of variations…inspired by Wendy Cope’s poem “Tallis’s Canon” which is reproduced in the liner notes. Verity’s silken clarinet presents Tallis’s well-known canon in a manner that recalls Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Clarinet and recorder intertwine with variations and obbligato lines.”.

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