Friday 22 April 2022

Concert: Sparke Euphonium Concerto Première

To celebrate his 60th Birthday, Steven Mead commissioned a new euphonium concerto from the pen of Philip Sparke. The world première took place last month, and I was in Rome to hear it performed by Steven and the Italian Brass Band. As there was no printed programme, the pieces were introduced more

Thursday 20 January 2022

CD: Keep the Music Playing

KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYINGSolo trumpet: James FountainPiano: Elliot LaunnTredegar Town Band: Conductor: Ian PorthouseSlide Action/Lucy Knight/Classical / James Fountain, recently crowned as the LSO‘s principal trumpet, has issued his first solo recording. It’s a knockout. It should be played time and time again by anyone who has ever pressed more

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