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New CD - Emily Howard

Emily Howard (UK 1979) had an wonderful premiere this summer during the BBC Proms, and now her debut cd has been released. Tje title work on this debut disc, Magnetite, was written for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra when the ensemble’s home city – also Howard’s – was European capital of culture in 2008. Her interests, embracing mathematics, physics and poetry, inform each work, whether specifically (Solar) or more obliquely (Leviathan). Afference (2014), for string quartet and in two parts, takes ideas of sensory perception as a starting point. The results are delicate, detailed and rigorous. This is an engaging introduction to Howard’s music, expertly played.