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Timothy Ridout releases new album on Harmonia Mundi
Timothy Ridout releases on 20 August his first album for Harmonia Mundi – A Poet’s Love –, as part of the label’s harmonia nova collection dedicated to young musicians. Along with his musical accomplice, pianist Frank Dupree, the recording celebrates the power of love, with selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, performed in Borisovsky’s popular arrangement, and their own transcription of Schumann’s Dichterliebe. The voice of the heart and the soul of candour, here the viola displays an astonishing range of emotions and expressive colours – from boisterous to tender or introspective in the Prokofiev excerpts, while also mirroring the myriad nuances of Heine’s poems in Schumann’s sublime musical love letter to his Clara.