A bag of bagatelles … Nicolas Hodges records Beethoven & Birtwistle for Wergo.

With a dramatic flourish, Nicolas Hodges introduces Beethoven’s Fantasy (Opus 77) and goes on to parade the work’s multifaceted nature with relish as well as superb playing, recorded, as throughout this notable release, with exemplary presence and clarity in November last year at WDR Cologne. There follows Harrison Birtwistle’s Variations from the Golden Mountain (2014), … Continue reading A bag of bagatelles … Nicolas Hodges records Beethoven & Birtwistle for Wergo.