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Colin Matthews No Man’s Land

Price
£12.99

Released On
6th Oct 2014

Product Code
CD HLL 7538

Composer
Colin Matthews

Conductor
Nicolas Collon; Richard Wilberforce

Soloists/Artists
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Richard Wilberforce, Director
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir

COLIN MATTHEWS (b. 1946)
NO MAN’S LAND

Aftertones
Crossing the Alps
No Man’s Land

RECORDED AT HALLÉ ST PETER’S, ANCOATS, MANCHESTER ON 5-9 JUNE 2014

This recording was made possible by funding from The Boltini Trust.

‘No Man’s Land presents the “airs and ditties” of two ghosts hanging on barbed wire – shades of Wilfred Owen’s “Strange Meeting” – and is brought vividly to life by tenor Ian Bostridge and baritone Roderick Williams, supported by evocative backing from the Hallé Orchestra under Nicholas Collon. Aftertones, a choral work, is rather solid by comparison.’

Financial Times, 4/5