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HUBERT PARRY: AN UNEXPECTED GENRE

A film overviewing the life and work of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and exploring his works for violin and piano, narrated by Rupert Marshall-Luck, has just been released by EM Records. This 16-minute documentary was filmed, with the kind permission of the Hon. Laura Ponsonby and Kate and Ian Russell, in the beautiful and atmospheric surroundings of Shulbrede Priory in West Sussex, a 12th-century building that belonged to Parry’s son-in-law, Arthur Ponsonby, and which Parry himself visited frequently.

 

The film’s main purpose is to raise awareness of Parry’s works for violin and piano – a genre with which he is not popularly associated – which EM Records plans to record shortly and for which project the label is currently fundraising. You can subscribe to the disc by    VISITING THIS PAGE of the EM Records website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC FOUR | THE POET WHO LOVED THE WAR

In March 2014 BBC Four broadcast The Poet who loved the War: Ivor Gurney, a moving and thought-provoking documentary which examined Gurney’s poetry and music and the ways in which both were influenced by the events he experienced and the people he met during the First World War.

 

Gurney’s music provided a backdrop to the documentary, and this included several excerpts from the Sonata in E-flat major for Violin and Piano, performed by Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard and taken from their World Première recording of the work for EM Records (available on EMR CD011).