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The Classical Reviewer: The Singing (CD) Review 31/10/15

Review: The Singing

The Classical Reviewer

Bruce Reader reviews the new CD of orchestral works, featuring RSNO, NYOS and soloists Branford Marsalis, James Crabb and Håkan Hardenberger under conductor Martyn Brabbins.

"The works on this new disc are outstanding as are the performances"

 

Read the full article HERE


The Herald: Feature by Michael Tumelty 31/10/15

Feature: New disc celebrates the career of composer Sally Beamish

Michael Tumelty discusses Sally's career and new CD 'The Singing', which celebrates her work, in The Herald. 

 

"she is a figurehead in the nation’s cultural life"

 

Read the full article HERE


BBC Music Magazine: The singing (CD) Monthly Choice Dec 2015

Monthly Choice: The Singing (CD) 

BBC Music Magazine

*****

'Sally Beamish has the Gaelic art of keening down to a fine art'

 

Paul Riley gives the new CD, featuring RSNO, NYOS and soloists Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger and James Crabb under conductor Martyn Brabbins, five stars in the December issue of BBC Music Magazine.

 

Order the BBC Music Magazine December Issue HERE to read the full review


Financial Times: The Singing (CD) Review 16/10/15

Review: The Singing (CD)

Financial Times

Richard Fairman reviews the new CD of orchestral works, featuring RSNO, NYOS and soloists Branford Marsalis, James Crabb and Håkan Hardenberger under conductor Martyn Brabbins. 

"Each, potently conducted by Martyn Brabbins, lingers in the air after it is heard"

 

Read the full review HERE


The Guardian: The Singing (CD) Review 27/09/15

Review: The Singing (CD)

Fiona Maddocks reviews the new orchestral CD, featuring RSNO and NYOS, with soloists Branford Marsalis, James Crabb and Håkan Hardenberger under conductor Martyn Brabbins. 

 

****

"Atmospheric, keenly felt and expertly played by all"

 

Read the full review HERE


Gramophone Magazine - One Equal Music (CD) Review

St Peter's Singers: One Equal Music

Review - Gramophone Magazine

by Edward Greenfield

 

Features In the Stillness by Sally Beamish

 

"Fine performances and good blend – an impressive showcase"

 

Read the full review HERE...


The Herald: St Magnus Festival 2015 Review

Review: St Magnus Festival, Orkney

The Herald

by Keith Bruce

 

Featuring The Day Dawn and Intrada e Fuga by Sally Beamish

 

Read the full review HERE...


Video: Graham Fagen and Sally Beamish - Venice Biennale

Video: Venice Biennale - Sally Beamish and artist Graham Fagen collaborate on 'The Slave's Lament'

 

Graham Fagen discusses his work for this years Venice Biennale, including a collaboration with Sally Beamish and musicians from The Scottish Ensemble. 

Watch the video HERE


The Slave's Lament - Graham Fagen Collaboration - Classical Music Magazine

Composition by Sally Beamish to appear at the Venice Biennale

May 2015

 

Classical Music Magazine's Katy Wright looks at Sally's collaboration with artist Graham Fagen for this year's Venice Biennale.

 

Read the full article HERE


The Slave's Lament - Graham Fagen Collaboration - BBC News

Scottish artist opens solo exhibition at Venice Biennale

May 2015

BBC News covers Sally's collaboration with artist Graham Fagen for Venice Biennale

 

Read the full article HERE


One Equal Music - New CD by the St Peter Singers

St Peter Singers: One Equal Music

Songs for the Soul - uplifting music in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds

Featuring In the Stillness by Sally Beamish

 

The new CD from the St Peter Singers features spiritual music in "a venue where it might not be expected and to an audience which might not otherwise hear it."


More info/purchase online

The Strad - The Seafarer (CD) review 21/11/14

The Seafarer (CD) Review

Matthew Rye reviews Trio Apaches' latest release for The Strad Magazine.

La Mer: "Beamish has created a miracle of numerical shrinkage that does nothing to impede the musical and illustrative properties of the original."

The Seafarer: "Trusler and Carroll bring spaciousness to the keening melodies and character to the songs of the many birds that populate Beamish’s atmospheric but psychologically potent seascape, and the whole disc is warmly recorded."

 

Read the full article HERE

 

Buy online at Amazon.co.uk


Music, Poetry and the Trauma of War: The LSO commemorates World War I

In this film Sally Beamish, poet Sir Andrew Motion, conductor Gianandrea Noseda and soloists Shuna Sendall and Marcus Farnsworth introduce Equal Voices, and Principal Flute Gareth Davies explains the background of the London Symphony Orchestra during the War.

 

Click HERE to see the film.

 

The LSO perfom the premiere of Equal Voices on 2nd November at the Barbican Hall, London.


The Times - Sally Beamish and Sir Andrew Motion Interview 23/10/14

Richard Morrison talks to Sally and Sir Andrew Motion about their work on Equal Voices, premiering on 2nd November at the Barbican Hall in London.

 

Click HERE to view the full article


The Guardian - Giving a musical voice to war’s unsung victims - Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion discusses Equal Voices, his upcoming collaboration with Sally, for The Guardian.

 

Read the full article HERE

 

Equal Voices premieres on 2nd November at the Barbican Hall, London.


BBC Radio 3: 'Proms Composer: Sally Beamish'

Proms Composer: Sally Beamish

BBC Radio 3 

Broadcast 29/07/2014

Andrew McGregor introduces Sally ahead of her Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms on Friday 1st August, with excerpts of previous works.

 

Listen on BBC Radio 3 website


Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms

LONDON PREMIERE OF SALLY BEAMISH'S VIOLIN CONCERTO AT THE BBC PROMS

Anthony Marwood and the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform Sally's 1994 Violin Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

The Strad - 'Sally Beamish on writing her war-themed Violin Concerto'

Sally looks back on the process of writing the concerto in 1994.

Read the full artilcle HERE


Chris Stout and Catriona McKay Interview - Herald Scotland - 23 April 2014

'Collision of two forces makes for the classiest of folk music'

Kate Molleson interviews folk duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay about their collaborations with Sally Beamish and the Scottish Ensemble, 'Seavaigers' (by Sally Beamish) and 'Moder-dy'

 

 


Elias Quartet - Reed Stanzas Review - Alan McLean 14/09/14

Elias String Quartet: concert review

Alan McLean

Concerts at Cratfield

 

"for sheer excitement, the highlight of the concert was Sally Beamish’s Reed Stanzas"

"a remarkable achievement"

 

Read the full review HERE


Elias Quartet - Reed Stanzas Review - Palm Beach Daily News

Marcio Bezerra reviews the Elias Quartet, featuring 'Reed Stanzas' by Sally Beamish

 

"a hauntingly beautiful new work"


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