David Sutton-Anderson studied composition with John Lambert at RCM (1973-77) and with Mauricio Kagel at the Cologne Musikhochschule (1977-80). Awards include the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, the Composition Prize of the City of Mons (Belguim), the Bernard Shore Memorial Prize (Royal Over-Seas League) and the Gemini Fellowship. His music is performed and broadcast internationally and has been recorded for Meridian, Black Box, Classicprint and Oboe Classics labels. David has twice been appointed PRS Composer-in-Education and he works extensively for Birmingham Royal Ballet Education Department. He is currently on the professorial staff of the University of Notre Dame, London programme. As a conductor, he specialises in contemporary music, has been resident conductor of Sounds Positive since 1987 and made his Royal Festival Hall debut in 2000. David has been a member of the music staff of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden since 1993. He joined the RCM Junior Department staff in 1997.
- 01. Tread Softly (No 12) for guitar quartet7'43"
- 02. Slide (No 28) for solo trumpet6'57"
- 03. Meditations (No 31) for ensemble7'07"
- 04. Toccata (No 25) for solo guitar14'12"
- 05. Family Affairs: Prologue2'33"
- 06. Family Affairs: Children's Games1'24"
- 07. Family Affairs: Anxiety1'22"
- 08. Family Affairs: Drowning1'27"
- 09. Family Affairs: Rape0'58"
- 10. Family Affairs: Climbing from a Deep Pit3'30"
- 11. Second String Quartet11'30"
This introduction to Lambert's music demonstrates his highly personal and quirky style combined a strong sense of theatre and a shrewd awareness of timing with craftmanship and elements of improvisation.
Anthony Aarons trumpet
Albion Guitar Quartet
Bingham String Quartet
David Sutton-Anderson conductor
"There's some remarkable music here... Thanks to NMC's pioneering efforts, much little-known music of this quality has been rescued from serious neglect."
The Wire 1995
Recording date: 29 June, 1 August and 27 September 1993
Recording venue: CTS Studios, Wembley
Engineers: Dick Lewzey, Andy Taylor, Chris Dibble
Producer: John Lambert
Editing & mastering: Mike Brown, Martin Giles
Cover image: Jacques Pasquier, 'Portrait of John Lambert', 1987
(P) 1995 NMC Recordings Ltd