Hello everyone. I have a busy weekend so for the time being, to hold everyone over I'm adding another of my (highly regarded, practically world renowned!) "unopened discs pile from 2013" posts; this time it's a Toccata Classics (how happy I would be to join the Toccata Discovery Club if I had any $$ left! What a great, adventurous label..the British 'Marco Polo' of the 21st century perhaps?) recording, and therefore time to get to know the music of an obscure (British) composer, Philip Spratley. I really like what I'm hearing so far, which is the 1st track on disc, from the "Cargoes" Suite..I'm only 3 minutes in and it's only getting more beautiful; rippling piano, the gentle travelings of winds, and now the awakening of the full orchestra which is making me think both of the French impressionists and the English pastoral school, especially (early) R.V.W. That's all I can say thus far, I am indeed hopeful and excited to continue on this 75 minute journey before getting to bed!
So, once again, here's hoping we all enjoy this discovery...