Ian Hobson Archive
“George Walker: Great American Orchestral Works Vol. 4” = 1. Sinfonia No. 4 (Strands); Antifonys for String Orch.; Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra; Movements for Cello and Orch. – Dmitry Kousev, c./ Sinfonia de Camera/ David Epstein – Albany
A good collection of contemporary music well played and well-recorded.
RAVEL: Menuet Antique; Alborada del Gracioso; Concerto in D for the Left Hand; FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Three-Cornered Hat: 3 Dances – Michel Block, piano/ Sinfonia da Camera/ Ian Hobson – Zephyr
Zephyr restores a wonderful, colorful 1998 concert of Ravel and Falla, two “Spanish” masters by temperament bonded by the magical craft of the late Michel Block.
Many of the intimate chamber works of Enescu’s neglected violin catalogue receive their first inscriptions, a small treasure-chest of thoroughly charming pieces.
GEORGE WALKER: Icarus in Orbit; Piano Concerto; Abu; Dialogus; Da Camera – Rochelle Sennet, p./ Sherban Lupu, v./Brandon Vamso & Dmitri Kouzov, cellos/ Sinfonia da Camera/ Sinfonia Varsovia/ Ian Hobson – Albany
A composer who deserves a much more prominent position in front of the concert-going public.
MOSCHELES: Piano Concerto No. 7 “Pathetique”; Piano Concerto No. 8 “Pastorale”; Piano Sonata in E Major – Sinfonia da Camera/ Ian Hobson, p. and cond. – Zephyr
Ian Hobson further elucidates on the fertile imagination of Ignaz Moscheles and his version of a burgeoning Romanticism.
British piano virtuoso continues his survey of the Chopin keyboard oeuvre with spirited performance much in the tradition of his spiritual predecessor, Artur Rubinstein.
GEORGE WALKER – GREAT AMERICAN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC: Concerto for Violin; Sinfonia No. 2 for Orch.; Foils for Orch. (Homage a St. George); Pageant and Proclamation – Gregory Walker, v./ Andrezej Krzyzanowski, solo flute /Sinfonia Varsovia/Ian Hobson – Albany
These recent orchestral compositions of this esteemed American composer are dissonant and atonal examples of music that require and demand serious efforts from the listener