English Delight is a tribute to the viola and English composers from across different eras and styles. From John Dowland to Jonathan Harvey, Adrien La Marca takes us on a journey through four centuries. Each composer influences the next, but each speaks their own different and sublime language.
With the release of Tapestry, Michael Hoppe has once again bestowed upon the world a recording of stunning beauty and incredible emotional depth. Hoppe has been one of my very favorite artists since I first discovered his music in 1998, and he seems to just keep getting better with each new release. Hoppe has created a trademark of sorts by including photos taken by his grandfather, E.O. Hoppe, to illustrate the music.Kathy Parsons
Afterglow brings together two of the finest soloists in instrumental music - cellist Martin Tillmann and flautist Tim Wheater - under the benign direction of keyboardist and composter Michael Hoppe. When the master improvisors meet, the results are wonderfully rich and inspiring. Afterglow creates a haven of warmth and beauty in an often frustrating world…cdxonline.co.za
"Composer/keyboardist Michael Hoppe has made several albums in which he musically portrays emotion laden images, three of which drew eloquently on his grandfather's London photography studio from the turn of the century. Here, the portrayals are more eclectic, though similar in Hoppe's appealing, folkish melodies. A flute and viola accompanies Hoppe, and that's all that's really needed to get things just right."~Billboard~
Дебютный альбом Майкла Хоппа для студии "Real Music". Дебютный именно для Real Music, вообще то на счету композитора уже была вся серия "Romances", Homeland (1996) и Wind Songs (1998). Альбом очень интересный: с одной стороны он словно специально создан для RealMusic, столь идеально он соответствует ее характеру и специализации, с другой - неподражаемое мастерство Michael Hoppe узнается с первых же тактов…