Bruckner: Quintet & Quartet
Liz Johnson Recording Project
Our recording project is now complete! Liz Johnson’s string quartets and chamber music have been recorded by the Fitzwilliams over the past few years in an exciting project with the composer. The quartet has worked closely with Liz from 2001 when her first quartet Images of Trees won the BCMS Composition Prize; they immediately struck up a great rapport and have been working together ever since. Liz’s music moves from the poetic and lyrical to the strange: "captivating...sometimes naturalistic, sometimes ethereal, the delicacy both dark and subtly disturbing" (Birmingham Post) "...a refreshing quality, evocative in subtle tonal and textural colours..." (Independent).
The CD will include Sky-burial for soprano and string quartet, a huge and magical work setting Kathleen Jamie’s evocative poem with soprano Loré Lixenberg, and the premiere recording of Scintilla for clarinet quintet, with Ronald Woodley(commissioned by Birmingham Conservatoire, BCU).