Naxos release new Joubert CD
20th August 2015
South-African by birth, John Joubert came to England to study on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and now resides in Moseley, Birmingham. He is well known for his choral works including the popular carol Torches and the anthem O Lorde the Maker of Al Thing. Temps Perdu, written for string orchestra, takes the form of a theme and four variations, inspired by Proust’s Swann’s Way. Sinfonietta, scored for chamber orchestra, demonstrates Joubert’s capacity for solo wind writing. Baritone Henry Herford tackles the five movement song-cycle The Instant Moment, each a setting of a text from D.H. Lawerence’s Look! We Have Come Through! They are primarily concerned with the poet’s developing relationship with his wife Freida, and express and wide range of reactions to the experience of love.
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