Sunday 20 March sees the launch of The Myrthen Ensemble
’s debut CD – ‘Songs to the Moon’ – on Signum Records
. The Myrthen Ensemble with its founding members Mary Bevan, Clara Mouriz, Allan Clayton, Marcus Farnsworth and Joseph Middleton
make their long awaited Wigmore Hall recital debut
with this gorgeous programme, comprising solos, duets, trios and quartets, by Brahms, Schumann, Fauré, Duparc amongst other composers.
Joseph Middleton describes the programme as follows:
“The songs are at turns consoling, sometimes seductive in serenades and occasionally paint the moon as a threatening force through its extinguishing of the suns rays. The moon’s silver beams cast their magic in music by Brahms and Schumann in the first of these CDs and in the second, inspire the exquisite treatment of ‘Clair de lune’ by a selection of the finest French song composers.”
Read an interview with Joseph, in which he talks about The Myrthen Ensemble’s Wigmore debut, here