International classical music magazine The Strad have reviewed Chamber Domaine’s recent recording of Judith Bingham’s colourful chamber works, entitled Landscapes, Real and Imagined. Chamber Domaine’s Artistic Director Thomas Kemp took on a performing role in this particular recording.
The Strad reviewer David Kettle described the release as a ‘welcome collection of chamber works by a leading British composer’. He praised the ‘faithful, sincere performances’ by the Chamber Domaine players and the way the musicians inhibited Judith Bingham’s ‘assertive, eloquent sound world like true natives’. The reviewer remarked that ‘Kemp shines again in the demanding solo violin piece L’usignolo’… and he rises to the challenge of the energetic scales in the last movement of Shelley Dreams magnificently’.
In these world-premiere recordings of Judith Bingham’s chamber works, renowned soprano Yeree Suh collaborated with the acclaimed Chamber Domaine ensemble who were recently described by BBC Radio 3 as ‘the most innovative ensemble in Britain today’. Landscapes, Real and Imagined was released on 2nd May 2011 on Resonus Classics – the world’s first solely digital classical record label.
The full review can be read in the July 2011 edition of The Strad.