Notes From The Asylum recital CD

New recording Notes from the Asylum is an exploration of songs about female madness, inspired by the process of commissioning and performing Vivienne.

Libby Burgess (piano) and I recorded the CD at Champs Hill in March 2015. On its release in June 2016, Rebecca Franks of BBC Music Magazine called it ‘richly sung, richly imaginative’ and gave it
★ ★ ★ ★ (August edition). The music on the CD is

Bess of Bedlam (Purcell arr. Benjamin Britten)
Crazy Jane (Harriet Abrams)
Ophelia Lieder (Johannes Brahms)
Five Lieder to Agnes’ songs from Mörike’s Maler Nolten (Hugo Wolf)
Ariel Songs (Ned Rorem)
Vivienne (Stephen McNeff)

You can order the CD from iTunesAmazonPresto ClassicalNaxos Direct or MDT