Canonici, Corrado

double bass
Corrado Canonici has been awarded the 1993, 1997 and 1999 New York INMC Award, the Darmstadt Prize and the “Xenakis” Prize for Interpretation, Paris 1992. He studied double bass – with Bruno Tommaso – and composition at the Conservatoire “G. Rossini” in Pesaro (Italy) and has attended both master classes for double bass held by Franco Petracchi, Luigi Milani and Gary Karr, and seminars of composition held by Hans Werner Henze and Brian Ferneyhough. After several years of orchestral work, Corrado Canonici moved to a full solo career: in this vest he has given concerts in France, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Holland and the USA. In the States he also held master classes at, amongst others, New York University (1996 Performer-in-Residence), Harvard University, Boston University, Arnold Schönberg Institute (University of Southern California) and the Manhattan School of Music.

Leonard, Sarah


Sarah Leonard is one of Britain's most respected and versatile sopranos. She has a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary and has appeared throughout the world in major concert halls, opera houses and festivals. She has premiered many works by leading composers including Harrison Birtwistle, Pascal Dusapin, Jonathan Harvey, Helmut Lachenmann, John Harle and Joe Cutler.

Her 30-plus recordings include a recital series of English Song with Malcolm Martineau, works by Varèse with Chailly and the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Ligeti’s Aventures, Nouvelle Aventures with the Schoenberg Ensemble, In Praise of Dreams by Joe Cutler for NME.  January 2017 saw the release of vocal works by Nicola LeFanu and David Lumsdaine with Gemini Ensemble for Metier, and The Silver Hound, new recordings of songs by Betty Roe.

For many years Sarah toured as a guest soprano with The Hilliard Ensemble, singing and recording the music of Arvo Pärt. She sang with The Michael Nyman Band for over 20 years and featured on Peter Greenaway films The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Prospero’s Books and many Nyman CD’s. Sarah has also worked extensively with John Harle and is the voice in the title music of the long running TV series Silent Witness.

Sarah regularly gives song recitals with pianist Stephen Gutman. These have included recitals at the BMIC’s Cutting Edge series, Benslow Music’s Summer Festivals, The Clothworkers Centenary Hall and The London Song Festival.

Alongside her performing career Sarah teaches singing and holds popular singing courses at Benslow Music and Jackdaws. She also gives regular workshops and master classes at Trinity Laban.

In January 2013 Hull University awarded Sarah Leonard a Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa for her services to music.


Lukoszevieze, Anton

Cellist Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse performers of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Anton has given many performances at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA (Maerzmusik, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, GAS, Transart, Ultima, etc.etc.). He has also made frequent programmes and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Danish Radio, SR2, Sweden, Deutschland Rundfunk, WDR, Germany and ORT, Austria. Deutschlandfunk, Berlin produced a radio portrait of him in September, 2003. Anton has also performed concerti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the 2001 Aldeburgh festival and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with many composers and performers including David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Amnon Wolman, Pierre Strauch, Rytis Mazulis, Karlheinz Essl, Helmut Oehring, Christopher Fox, Philip Corner, Alvin Curran, Phill Niblock and Laurence Crane. He is also founder and director of the ensemble Apartment House.
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A disc showcasing new works for double bass, solo and with voice or cello: from the title work, Dillon's setting of Gaelic poetry for soprano & bass, and Maw's characterful Old King's Lament, to Chris Fox's extraordinary combination of frenetic bass and other-worldly cello.


"[In James Dillon's 'A Roaring Flame'] the Gaelic and Provencal texts and sinuous vocal line give the music a haunting beauty, which is realised with superb concentration by both performers."
BBC Music Magazine 2004


Recording date: 9-11 December 2002

Recording venue: St John's Church, Loughton, Essex

Engineer & Producer: David Lefeber 
Editing & mastering: Davis Lefeber

Cover image: Francois Hall

(P) 2004 NMC Recordings Ltd

United Music Publishers
Fox Edition
Edition Peters
Margun Music
Yorke Edition
Alfred Kalmus
Catalogue number:
NMC D079
Release Date:
4 January 2004