Stephen Dodgson's Suffolk opera is finally on disc in a performance which does the work full justice ... This is a piece full of delightful textures. He is also careful about text, so much of the opera is in arioso-like recitative, ensuring we can follow yet the textures Dodgson creates mean that we enjoy the result ... Throughout, Dodgson links his scenes with atmospheric orchestral interludes which greatly add to the interest of the opera, and Perkins gets fine performances of these from the members of Perpetuo.
Stephen Dodgson's 4-act opera Margaret Catchpole today! With Stephen Dodgson's evocative music and vivid characterisation, we are immersed in the internal battle between Margaret's own good character and values, and her heartfelt loyalty to Will Laud, a smuggler – the man she loves.
This series of chamber music discs from Toccata Classics has been quite a treat. The Magnard Ensemble has recorded another excellent disc. It highlights the skill and expertise of Stephen Dodgson the composer. The variety of music on this disc, with its complex and varied combinations, has shown the Magnard Ensemble at their very best. Excellent playing and another varied program serve to show what a vastly underrepresented composer Dodgson was.
This collection of Dodgson's chamber music for winds, spanning the years 1958 to 2004, displays an arresting sense for unusual timbral blending, as well an elegant and precise Neoclassical construction that honors Stravinsky.
Announcing the new release of the second instalment of the Toccata recordings of Stephen Dodgson's music for winds, performed by the Magnard Ensemble, combining Dodgson's sense of fun and an occasional spiky vivacity with hints of Baroque formality but also a particularly English strain of lyricism.
We are delighted to announce the new video recordings – a joint venture by the Cherubim Trust and Stephen Dodgson Charitable Trust – of Stephen Dodgson’s Cello Partita and his Duo for Cello and Guitar. Both videos were especially recorded in the late composer’s house. Do enjoy and share the recordings below! Cello Partita Duo for Cello and Guitar No related posts.
Pianist Emma Abbate and the Tippett Quartet reunite to perform a concert of quartets and quintets including Stephen Dodgson’s Piano Quintet No. 2 for the Holmes Chapel Music Society. This is a special occasion as this work was originally commissioned by the society. The Tippett Quartet and Abbate went on to record it together in 2017 and now they are bringing it back to its birthplace. Programme Haydn String quartet in B minor op. 33 no. 1 Dodgson Piano Quintet No. 2 (HCMS commission) Puccini Crisantemi Schumann Piano quintet
Pianist Emma Abbate and the Tippett Quartet pair Stephen Dodgson’s Piano Quintet No. 1 with Schumann’s piano quintet in an evening concert for the Whitstable Music Society. Programme Mendelssohn: String quartet in E flat op. 12 Dodgson: Quintet no. 1 in C Schumann: Quintet in E flat op. 44