“sung by [McCaldin] with real commitment and imagination” (Hilary Finch giving ★★★★ in BBC Music Magazine)
“This is a daring and striking disc, wonderfully enterprising in its repertoire and superb in execution” (Robert Hugill)
“Atmospheric, dramatic, evocative… a great showcase for both singer and composer” (Nick Boston)
McCaldin is superb with wonderful control and accuracy… (her) upper mezzo range is terrific… superbly accomplished singing (Classical Review)
The repertoire includes A Voice of One Delight, Madrigali dell’Estate, Farfalle di Neve and a new group of folksongs in the Italian dialiect of the Abruzzo region.
I sing the roles of Miss Tina, and an Italian servant. The other cast members are:
Harry Jordan: Owen Gilhooly
Mrs Prest: Pippa Goss
Juliana Bordereaux: Louise Winter
Lydia Kakabadse’s The Phantom Listeners and other works are now available on the Naxos label.
Appearing on this recording with me are Kit Hesketh-Harvey (narrator), Emma Brain-Gabbott and Michael Bundy (vocals), and Christian Wilson (piano).