Thomas Gould plays “The Lark Ascending” on CD

Violinist Thomas Gould, who joins the Brighton Phil on Sun 1 December to perform Vaughan Williams’ glorious masterpiece for solo violin and orchestra, won rave reviews for his recording of the work on a CD entitled Live in Riga alongside Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Sinfonietta Riga for Edition Classics in 2015.

“Gould’s playing is so lucid and polished that you wouldn’t believe this was a live recording.” The Strad

“Gould soars aloft with effortless grace, tenderness and fragrant poetry.” Gramophone Magazine

You can read the review by Andrew Achenbach in full at: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/beethoven-violin-concerto-vaughan-williams-the-lark-ascending

“A serene, lyrically airborne, softly voiced account. There is a natural sweetness and polish to Gould’s timbre, but it has a ripeness, clarity and purity as well…An absolute winner of a disc.” The Telegraph

You can read the review by Geoffrey Norris in full at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalcdreviews/11541629/Thomas-Gould-Live-in-Riga-review-an-absolute-winner.html

We very much look forward to hearing Thomas, who plays a 1782 Guadagnini violin, perform with the Brighton Phil at Brighton Dome, conducted by Natalie Murray-Beale.

For full details of the concert, which also includes Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, see: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts/natalie-murray-beale-conducts-the-brighton-phil-thomas-gould-violin/

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