John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Highways and Byways: Rarities for Recorder (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Highways and Byways: Rarities for Recorder (2024)
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A seminal contribution to the canon of recorder music, this recording assumes a pivotal role, enriching the repertoire and captivating audiences with its distinct allure and technical prowess. Serving as a valuable resource for connoisseurs of recorder music and an inviting introduction for novices, Highways and Byways features a diverse array of compositions. Through its discerning curation and expert execution, this recording not only commemorates the recorder’s storied legacy but also fosters an appreciation for its enduring elegance and adaptability.

John Turner presents recorder pieces by renowned composers such as Lennox Berkeley, John McCabe, and Thomas Pitfield. Discover rare gems by Igor Stravinsky and Alexander Gretchaninov, alongside a remarkable composition for recorder and two violas by the distinguished American composer William Bergsma.

As a special treat, the album includes two previously unknown pieces by the late Christopher Ball, along with two compositions by John Turner himself, including a homage to Ukraine. It’s a veritable feast of rare and captivating music!

Renowned as one of today’s leading recorder players, John Turner’s illustrious career spans performances with esteemed ensembles like David Munrow’s Early Music Consort of London and recordings with prestigious orchestras worldwide. With over 600 premieres to his credit, including works by Leonard Bernstein and Peter Sculthorpe, Turner’s artistry has left an indelible mark on the contemporary recorder repertoire.

Featuring performances by John Turner (recorder), Stephen Bettaney (piano), Laura Robinson (recorder), Catherine Yates (viola), and Alex Mitchell (viola), “Highways and Byways” is a testament to the dedication of these exceptional musicians.

Tracklist:
01. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Berkeley: Sonatina: I. Moderato (04:38)
02. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Berkeley: Sonatina: II. Adagio (02:27)
03. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Berkeley: Sonatina: III. Allegro Moderato (02:27)
04. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Heaton: Little Suite: I. Grave – Prestissimo (01:22)
05. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Heaton: Little Suite: II. Con Energia (01:11)
06. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Heaton: Little Suite: III. Cantibile (03:07)
07. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Heaton: Little Suite: IV. Giocoso e ritmico (01:12)
08. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Heaton: Little Suite: V. Presto (02:14)
09. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Locke: Sonatina: I. Allegro Assai (03:07)
10. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Locke: Sonatina: II. Adagio (02:33)
11. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Locke: Sonatina: III. Fughetta (02:13)
12. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Butler: The Summer Triangle: I. Altair (02:39)
13. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Butler: The Summer Triangle: II. Deneb (02:49)
14. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Butler: The Summer Triangle: III. Vega (06:30)
15. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Stravinsky: Lullaby (04:18)
16. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Locke: Sonatina: I. Commodo (02:37)
17. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Locke: Sonatina: II. Adagio (02:19)
18. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Locke: Sonatina: III. Allegro moderato giocoso (01:28)
19. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: Dancery: I. March (01:44)
20. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: Dancery: II. Pavan on Three Notes (Hommage à Poulenc) (01:15)
21. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: Dancery: III. Dorian Gavotte (01:57)
22. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: Dancery: IV. Bergamasque (01:14)
23. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: Dancery: V. Second Pavan (01:50)
24. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: Dancery: VI. Little Tarantella (00:46)
25. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Turner: Two Pieces: I. A Sad Pavane (02:23)
26. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Turner: Two Pieces: II. Hopscotch (02:31)
27. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – McCabe: Domestic Life (03:38)
28. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – McCabe: Sam’s Tune (02:05)
29. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Ball: Two Pieces: I. A Cheerful Little Piece (04:06)
30. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Ball: Two Pieces: Homage to Dvorák (04:31)
31. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Hope: The Edgeley Tram (03:07)
32. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Jepson: Edgeley Fold (03:34)
33. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Gretchaninov: Concertino, Op. 171 (02:36)
34. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Bergsma: Pastorale and Scherzo: I. Pastorale (01:18)
35. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Bergsma: Pastorale and Scherzo: II. Scherzo.wav (03:59)
36. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pilling: Conversation Piece (01:32)
37. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Ellis: Mount Street Blues (02:07)
38. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Ellis: Fipple-Baguette: Three Encores for Solo Recorder, Op. 76: I. Round Dance (01:28)
39. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Ellis: Fipple-Baguette: Three Encores for Solo Recorder, Op. 76: II. Sarabande with Doubles (02:19)
40. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Ellis: Fipple-Baguette: Three Encores for Solo Recorder, Op. 76: III. End-Piece (02:54)
41. John Turner, Stephen Bettaney, Laura Robinson, Catherine Yates, Alex Mitchell – Pitfield: A Little Caribbean (02:38)

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