Katharine Durran
A pianist for all seasons       

 


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The Complete Toccatas of J.S.Bach
Katharine Durran
A very special disc ... she is a Bachian of luminous integrity and unforced nobility”
                                                                                         
                  
              PIANO magazine
“She manages to combine a sense of historical awareness and clarity with real musicality and
 panache … this is a wonderful disc, introducing a Bach pianist of rare insight and musicality”
                                                                                                                         Museyroom.com


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The Nursery
Sandra Lissenden & Katharine Durran
Poems by A.A.Milne & Rudyard Kipling set by H.Fraser-Simson &
Edward German, with Song Cycles by Mussorgsky & Thea Musgrave

“A charming and delightful CD”     BBC Radio3
“… a very accomplished duo … impeccable technique and quite unusually perfect diction …
panache … virtuosity … wholly delightful and unique CD …” 
“Treasurable – childhood for everyone!”  Musical Pointers


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Songs from the Exotic
TAPESTRY    Andrew Sparling, Sandra Lissenden & Katharine Durran
Songs with clarinet and piano by Michael Finnissy, Judith Weir, Howard Skempton,
Haflidi Hallgrimsson, Gabriel Jackson, Nick Hayes, Sadie Harrison, Aidan Fisher
& Laurence Crane

“Expert performances throughout”    Gramophone
 
“This is an outstanding disc in every way … the performances are exemplary”
            BBC Music Magazine


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Prospice - English Song
Martin Oxenham, Bingham String Quartet & Katharine Durran
Songs with string quartet and piano by Butterworth, Somervell,
Walford Davies, Geoffrey Bush and Vaughan Williams

“Hats off to those whose idea it was to lead us so beguilingly down the musical byways …
Oxenham's interpretations are perceptive”    BBC Music Magazine  


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Peripheral Visions - British Song since 1970
Alison Smart & Katharine Durran
Music for voice and piano by James MacMillan, Judith Weir,
Maxwell Davies
(including his ever-popular Farewell to Stromness),
Elizabeth Maconchy, Gabriel Jackson, Robin Holloway,
Nicola LeFanu and George Nicholson

"A typically adventurous collection of songs"     The Times
"A welcome gathering. Without this sort of exercise few of us would be able to stand back
and consider the progress of songwriting either nationally or internationally"     Record Box
"Independent-minded … impressive"     The Sunday Times


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Classical Spanish Songs
Maria Dolores Campos & Katharine Durran
Songs by de Falla, Granados, Mompou, Obradors, Espla & Turina


“Durran’s piano-playing is faultless”    The Singer  


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New French Song
Alison Smart & Katharine Durran
Twenty new settings of French words by twenty British Composers ­—
Bingham, Burrell, Casken, Chilcott, Cowie, Crane, Finnissy, Fitkin, Gorb,
 
Harrison,
Jackson, Keeling, LeFanu, McGuire, O’Regan, Redgate, Roe,  
Skempton, Todd and Wood.
The collection includes O’Regan’s Sainte, which won the 2005 British Composers Award.
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“Alison Smart ... elicited a really  impressive range of colours and contours, comfortably
handling the stylistic changes between songs.”
    Musical Opinion
“Organically alive and witty … imaginatively integrated … a powerful sense of atmosphere.
            
                                                                     The Independent on Sunday

   

 “With a remarkable sensitivity and a wide palette of colours, 
Katharine Durran’s playing was a musical lesson in Art History” 

Musical Opinion

“Her strong personality was evident…an absolute conviction in the music” 
The Times Educational Supplement

“…virtuosity and unparalleled musicianship…a tour de force of a recital…” 
The Herald

“The multi-talented pianist, Katharine Durran…
unswerving control and finesse…lovely expressive pianism”

The Scotsman

Katharine Durran
Marvig, Academy Road, Moffat, DG10 9HW
Tel and Fax : 01683 220742
 katharine@katharinedurran.org.uk