Introducing virtuoso recorder player, Miguel Lawrence, performing modern music for recorder and piano.
The best-known work here is probably Walter Leigh’s Sonatina, a piece of uncomplicated beauty and subtle expressiveness. The most familiar composer, however, is undoubtedly Richard Harvey, whose Concerto Antico – for guitar and orchestra – is frequently broadcast on Classic FM. Concerto Incantato was composed for recorder and orchestra in 2009, but the version on this recording is the adaptation that the composer made for recorder and piano in 2018. It has been described as a true concert piece for the Harry Potter generation.
This CD also presents two world première recordings of music by Peter Lawson and Peter Lawrence, Song of the Lesser Butterfly Orchid, which is dedicated to Miguel Lawrence, and Boccherini Macaroni, a tongue-in-cheek updating of Luigi Boccherini’s famous Minuet.
“Miguel Lawrence’s disc reveals virtuosity of such an astonishingly high level that it’s hard to understand why he’s not a household name.” Recorder Magazine