Alexander’s second album with Rubicon Classics — threnodies — will be released on 25th June 2021. Click here for more info.
“The programme of this album seeks to illuminate the position of Bridge’s monumental Piano Sonata, by setting it alongside works by the composers who influenced it – Berg and Ravel – and his most famous pupil, Britten. Both the sonata and each movement of Ravel’s suite were dedicated to those who fell in the war. Whilst the repertoire on this disc conveys strikingly varied tones, the title, threnodies – a song of lamentation – reflects the essence of these memorials.
Alexander’s new album is another thought provoking recital, placing Frank Bridge in the mainstream of 20th century music where he rightly belongs.”
Gonçalo Gato’s album NowState was released by KAIROS in June 2020.
Alexander is delighted to have recorded the solo piano pieces NowState and Derivação, with Gonçalo and engineer Hugo Romano Guimarães in Casa da Música, Porto and Centro Cultural de Belém.
These feature alongside Gato’s chamber and orchestral works performed by leading contemporary ensembles.
The Isolation Songbook was released by Delphian Records on 26th March, 2021. Alexander’s collaboration with Helen Charlston, mezzo soprano, and Michael Craddock, baritone, for their lockdown project, features new works by 15 composers.