13th September 2019: Albion Records’ latest release The Song of Love is out today! I’m on the piano, accompanying Kitty Whately and Roderick Williams on a disc that was a huge pleasure to record and includes one of my favourite song cycles of all time, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s The House of Life. Kitty is the first ever female artist to record the whole cycle, even though the premiere in 1904 at Bechstein Hall (now Wigmore Hall) was sung by the contralto Edith Clegg. Also on the disc are no fewer than sixteen premiere recordings by Vaughan Williams, including the simple but stunning Quant li Louseignolz, sung by Roderick Williams in Medieval French and the inspiration for the nightingale on the CD sleeve. You can buy it directly from Albion Records, or from Presto Classical here.