Classical Music

Scarlatti – Euridice dall'Inferno

Today, I’ve been listening to an album of music by Alessandro Scarlatti, performed by Ars Lyrica Houston.

They present première recordings of two works – Euridice dall’Inferno and La concettione della Beata Vergine – alongside Cello Sonata No. 2 in C Minor and the Toccata in A Major.

It’s a wonderful collection, with elegant and refined performances that nevertheless carry emotional weight.

You can read more about it on, or you can listen below.


Beth Gibbons - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) performed by Beth Gibbons and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki.


Mozartian mind grease

How do you keep going when you have a looming writing deadline or overwhelming word count to achieve, or when you’re writing something that is far outside your comfort zone?


I Will Magnify Thee

Chandos Anthem No.5 in A, "I Will Magnify Thee, O God", HWV 250c, by George Frideric Handel.

Artists: Lynne Dawson, soprano; Patrizia Kwella, soprano; James Bowman, countertenor; Ian Partridge, tenor; Michael George; bass; The Sixteen, on period instruments, directed by Harry Christophers.