Review of LNT127: Elizabeth Maconchy: Music for Voices
Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion
This is a superb record of some very well-written and far too little-known choral music by a particularly fine British composer. The centenary of whose birch was celebrated last year For many people, the experience of coming into contact with this wide-ranging collection of consistently excellent choral music will be little short of revelatory, for Elizabeth Maconchy is perhaps better-known as a very distinguished composer of orchestral and chamber works This music - written between 1931 and 1989 - is equally the product of a most gifted composer. There are individual single settings alongside sets of pieces - choral suites might be a better description - and cantatas. In all, this is outstandingly successful, and is very strongly recommended.