EU release: 20th January 2019
US release: 9th August 2019
Today with have an exquisite rarity to offer to All Music devotees This is the first recording of the music of the American composer Edith Hemenway, who is 92 years young and lives in Providence, RI. Challenging sparkling and simply brilliant , for both: performers and listeners.
“Hemenway has the ability to create the spacious atmosphere of a landscape or the feelings of loneliness or loss in which the tone colour of the clarinet plays a special role. The care and love with which the CD is made is audible.” – Gerard Scheltens, Opus Klassiek
“Astonishment is a feeling that very well summarises the musical adventure of this CD…. Braithwaite succeeded here with flying colours and was able to bring together a truly star-studded cast for the recordings.” – Bram Faber, De Klarinet
“Edith Hemenway writes unexpected, expressionistic music. Her melodies are provocatively written not only for the voices but also for the instrumentalists…interesting and adventurous. Together with Roberta Alexander, (Claron) McFadden makes the Four Songs into a tour de force….heavenly!” – Michael Klier, Muziekwereld