The Nostalgic Recorder (PFCD037) £12.50
John Turner recorder with Manchester Chamber Ensemble
Methuselah Dances (Antony Hopkins)
Fantasia on Dowland's Flow my Tears (Peter Hope)
Anima (Alan Brown)
Elegy (Owen Swindale)
Fred's Blue Ginger Staircase Music (David Ellis)
Dance-a-Triple Round (Anthony Gilbert)
Meditation on a Norfolk Ballad (John McCabe)
Capriccio (Philip Wood)
River Dances (Martin Ellerby)
From Castle Hill (Andrew Cusworth)
City Square (Geoffrey Poole)
All the music on this disc has a nostalgic quality, often a fond recollection, filtered through modern sensibilities, of music of a past era - renaissance dance music, medieval song, the baroque, the golden age of Hollywood, and English folk music. Other works on this disc refer to close friendships and memories of favourite places - country walks and busy towns and cities.
"The indefatigable John Turner approaches each piece with freshness and spontaneity and the Manchester Chamber Ensemble players provide alert and responsive support. These authentic-sounding readings are captured in superbly natural recorded sound by Prima Facie." Paul Conway MusicWeb International review
John Turner moved from a legal career to become one of the country’s leading recorder players, performing and being broadcast as soloist with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Academy of Ancient Music, English Chamber Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Early Music Consort and many others. He has played in four continents and given many recitals on BBC Radio 3. He has given the premières of over 500 works and received an honorary Fellowship from the RNCM for his services to British music.