Fanfare Magazine review

Jul 15, 2016   //   by Andre   //   News  //  No Comments

“English composer Michael Csányi-Wills (b. 1975) is a real find. He’s also a talented pianist, and has recorded two volumes of Weinberg violin sonatas with Yuri Kalnits for Toccata Classics. But it is the sheer depth of his vocal settings that truly impresses. In addition, the impeccable, atmospheric, deep recording presents these remarkable works in the best possible light …powerfully delivered by the excellent Ilona Domnich …The baritone of Jacques Imbrailo is perfectly suited to this music, plangent and expressive …Nicky Spence is the strong, pure-voiced soloist here. His voice shares many traits with Imbrailo’s in terms of suitability for this music …some ravishing horn playing from Chris McKay.

…Diction from all the singers is exemplary, but it is worth noting they are helped throughout by Csányi-Wills’s fine ear for the English language and by his aptitude for transparent scoring. A simply magical disc.

Colin Clarke (An extract from Fanfare Magazine July 2016)

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