Camilla Wehmeyer Management. Things move quickly. Camilla, who was one of those who lost her job with the loss of Hazard Chase, has set up her own agency. Those of us on her rosta are very lucky to have Camilla to look after us. Some good news at last!
Hazard Chase and Corona Virus Alas, the corona virus shutdown has resulted in enormous problems for performers. Hazard Chase, the wonderful agency which has looked after me for nearly 25 years, has gone into liquidation. It was a really great company, with honest, talented people working to bring the arts to life, and had been going for nearly 30 years.
NEW RECORDING Schubert, Dove, Purcell and Barber
Anna and I have finished recording our latest offering for Chandos. A disc that might have a title like "Solitude" and includes our wonderful commission from Jonathan Dove, Under Alter'd Skies, as well as Schubert's first song-cycle Einsamkeit. We were very pleased with the sessions in Potton Hall. Now working on the edits and the sleeve. With luck, it should be in the shops in the summer.
Recordings can be quite expensive to make. If anybody feels that they may like to sponsor this one, do get in touch. The button "contact James" under "contact" does work.
MINDSONG is a charity in Gloucestershire that brings Music therapy to people suffering with dementia. It began as a small project, which over the years has grown hugely. Until recently, it has been working in Care Homes for people often with advanced dementia, and is now branching out into working in peoples' homes. To find out more, please visit the website.
From Five Continents
Ex Cathedra, Carolyn Sampson, William Dazeley, Penelope Thwaites
The Moon is Flashing
Auf dem Strom
This wonderful disc of Guy Johnson and Tom Poster performing works by various composers for cello and piano includes Schubert's late work.
Songs of Travel, Four Hymns, Songs, Six studies in English Folksong
Philip Dukes (viola)
Anna Tilbrook (piano)