Recorder Concertos on CD
3rd July 2003
“This is one of those rare releases which excels at all levels. John Turner, one of today’s foremost recorder virtuosos, plays with a gloriously rounded, ‘woody’ sound…Kenneth Leighton’s Concerto for recorder and harpsichord, composed for Turner in 1982-83, is made of sterner stuff, playing on timbral contrasts between the two solo instruments, and culminating in a haunting Elegy of Brittenesque intensity.
…John McCabe’s Domestic Life is an easily assimilated four minutes of charming innocence.
(Julian Haylock, International Record Review Dec 2002 – Jan 2003)