Major Recording Project at EM Records

by The Editor

Imagine a work of searing beauty, masterly orchestration and emotional profundity; only once heard, never recorded – lost to generations. It is this work, Robin Milford’s Violin Concerto, that the pioneering label EM Records is to resurrect, allowing its inspirational delights to be heard again at last.

IMAGINE: a work of searing beauty, masterly orchestration and emotional profundity; only once heard, never recorded – lost to generations. It is this work, Robin Milford’s Violin Concerto, that the pioneering label EM Records is to resurrect, allowing its inspirational delights to be heard again at last. Its companion work will be no less a ground-breaking recording. Stanford’s exquisite Second Violin Concerto, recently orchestrated by the renowned Stanford scholar Professor Jeremy Dibble, shows the power of its composer at his most authoritative and expressive. Dramatic intensity, high virtuosity and melting lyricism combine to glorious effect in this recently-discovered treasure.

This recording, which will take place on 21 and 22 August 2013 at Watford Colosseum with conductor Bjorn Bantock, whose interpretations have been praised worldwide for their sincerity, commitment and integrity, and violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck, whose discs for EM Records and Toccata Classics have met with glowing critical acclaim, will be by far the most ambitious project that EM Records has been privileged to undertake. The two concertos represent a major musical discovery and their issue for public interest and enjoyment worldwide will signal a significant addition to a genre which is under-represented in terms of contributions by British composers in both popular and specialist perceptions.

Visit EM Records to view the promotional video and discover more about this ground-breaking recording.

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