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The Long Way Home

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The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home


The acclaimed Lawson Trio - pianist Annabelle Lawson, violinist Fenella Humphreys and cellist Rebecca Knight - release their much anticipated debut album, The Long Way Home. It is fast emerging as one of the finest ensembles of its generation. Known for its enthusiastic championing of contemporary British composers, the Lawson Trio showcases on this first CD world premiere recordings and works written especially for them.

Compositions are 'The Long Way Home' by David Knotts (b. 1972) - a lyrical tribute to the poetry of Sylvia Townsend Warner; 'The Dead Broke Blues Break' by Camden Reeves (b. 1974) - a jazz-inspired piece recalling the sound world of pianist Thelonious Monk; the Piano Trio by Anthony Powers (b. 1953), a soulful five-movement work based on folk song; 'A Fast Stomp' by Mark-Anthony Turnage (b. 1960) - an energetic, unrelenting Scherzo and Trio; and finally 'Five Rackets for Trio Relay' by Cheryl Frances-Hoad (b. 1980) - a witty double piano trio (thought to be the first of its kind) celebrating the 2012 London Olympics/Paralympics and also featuring three young musicians from Pro Corda.

The Lawson Trio has recently performed at the South Bank Centre, Kings Place, the Bath International Festival and in Aldeburgh, where they enjoyed a strings residency. Selected by Music in the Round, the Park Lane Group, Making Music and the Cavatina Trust for the 2011/2012 season, forthcoming engagements include two performances in the Wigmore Hall's 2012/2013 season and further concerts at Kings Place and at music clubs and festivals around the country.

Personnel: Annabelle Lawson (piano), Fenella Humphreys (violin), Rebecca Knight (cello)

Critical acclaim on recent concert performances:

"Irresistibly beautiful as played here by the young, all-female Lawson Trio" - The Daily Telegraph

"Polished and refined." - The Guardian


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  2. David Knotts: The Long Way Home, I. Allegretto
  3. II. Largo, Tenderly
  4. Camde N Reeves: The Dead Broke Blues Break, Piano Trio No. 2
  5. Anthony Powers: Piano Trio, I.
  6. II. The Lover's Ghost
  7. III. Ratcliffe Highway
  8. IV. The Trees They Grow So High
  9. V.
  10. Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Fast Stomp
  11. Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Five Rackets For Trio Relay, I. Archery and Curling
  12. II. Ping Pong, Table Tennis and Wiff Waff
  13. III. Sailing
  14. IV. Boxing
  15. V. Marathon, Relay, Walk, Sprint!
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