Joubert chamber music on CD
12th April 2007
The discs feature five premiere recordings. The Brodsky Quartet performs Joubert’s String Quartet No 2, whilst David Chadwick (violin), Anna Joubert (cello) and Mark Bebbington (piano) perform the Piano Trio and Landscapes with soprano Patricia Rozario.
Joubert’s substantial solo piano works are also well represented, including Lyric Fantasy performed by Mark Bebbington and Piano Sonata No 1 and Piano Sonata No 2 performed by John McCabe.
In recent months Joubert’s music has been performed widely to celebrate his eightieth birthday. BBC Radio 3’s broadcast of choral evensong by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge on Easter Sunday featured his Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in C. The previous month, the premiere of the oratorio Wings of Faith by Ex Cathedra in Birmingham attracted provoked an exceptional response from audience and critics alike. Writing in the Times, Richard Morrison commented that “it sounded as gratifying to sing as it was luscious to hear, and its unpretentious sincerity was deeply touching.”
Full details about the Joubert eightieth birthday celebrations can be found at www.johnjoubert.org.uk