We are delighted to announce a new recording on the Naxos label – the first four sets of harpsichord Inventions by Stephen Dodgson. Professor Glen Wilson, who set up the project in collaboration with the Stephen Dodgson Charitable Trust, gives us an insight into the music, the performer and the process of setting up the recording Masterpieces performed by a master harpsichordist “A major step towards a wider dissemination of Stephen’s important corpus of harpsichord music was taken this September (2016) when the first four sets of his Inventions, 24 pieces in all, were recorded in Würzburg, Germany, by a brilliant […]
2015-16 sees Toccata Classics produce five new recordings of Stephen Dodgson chamber works. Below, Stephen’s widow, the harpsichordist Jane Clark Dodgson, gives her perspective on the music and the talented artists performing it. “It is very exciting for me, as Stephen Dodgson’s widow, to report that Toccata Classics will be releasing a series of recordings of his chamber music – which at the moment looks like being five albums. Allow me to outline what you can look forward to. The first of this series, just released, is of his music for cello and piano, played by Evva Mizerska and Emma […]
We are excited to announce the release of the complete works for cello and piano by Stephen Dodgson performed by cellist Evva Mizerska and pianist Emma Abbate, for whom several of the works were written. The works present Stephen’s musical personality in a nutshell. The style is direct but rich in allusion, from Purcell to Janáček, with a lively, sometimes brittle, sense of humour adding a Shostakovichian irony, all fused together in an elegant, individual voice. And the remarkable clarity of the instrumental textures underlines a strong sense of narrative, with the cello almost as a human voice, unfolding its […]
We’re thrilled to discover that Craig Ogden will be playing two movements from Stephen’s Partita No.1 on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune this Monday (3rd October) as part of Radio 3’s residency at the South Bank. Hear it in person at the Royal Festival Hall foyer or tune your ‘sets’ in at 4.30pm! Craig also performed two of Stephen’s partitas at the last Barnes Music Festival and will be performing Stephen’s ‘Watersmeet’ for solo guitar and guitar ensemble at the same festival on 24th March next year. No related posts.
We at the Stephen Dodgson Charitable Trust are delighted to announce planned release of five new commercial recordings on the Toccata Classics label of works spanning Stephen Dodgson’s lifetime. The discs will be: 1. Complete works for cello and piano (played by cellist Evva Mizerska and pianist Emma Abbate) 2. String quintet and two piano quintets (played by the Tippett Quartet, cellist Susan Monks and pianist Emma Abbate) 3. Dodgson oboe collection including music for oboe and piano, oboe and harp, songs with oboe obbligato and the Cor Anglais Sonata featuring oboist James Turnbull (oboist) Robyn Allegra Parton (soprano), Eleanor Turner (harp) and […]
Cellist Evva Mizerska and guitarist Jiva Housden perform an afternoon recital at the Harwich Festival featuring Stephen Dodgson’s Duo for Cello and Guitar alongside works by Boccherini, de Falla and Burgmüller. Both are intimately well versed in Dodgson’s musical language: Mizerska previously recorded his complete cello and piano works with Emma Abbate while Housden forms part of the Mēla Quartet who recently recorded a rich variety of his guitar chamber works.