Stephen Dodgson - Complete Music for Cello and Piano
With EMMA ABBATE, piano
Recorded on 18–20 January 2016 in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford.
Recording engineers: Antoni Grzymała and Joanna Popowicz
Released by Toccata classics on 1st October 2016
The cello works of the London-born Stephen Dodgson (1924–2013) present his musical personality in a nutshell. The style is direct but rich in allusion, from Purcell to Janáček, with a lively, sometimes brittle, sense of humour adding a Shostakovichian irony, all fused together in an elegant, individual voice. And the remarkable clarity of the instrumental textures underlines a strong sense of narrative, with the cello almost as a human voice, unfolding its story with understated passion.
Algernon Ashton - Music for Cello and Piano, vol. 1
With EMMA ABBATE, piano
Recorded 6-8 December 2011 in Challow Park Studios, UK. Recording engineers - Antoni Grzymala, Will Biggs and Ewa Lasocka
Released by Toccata classics on 29th October 2012
Algernon Ashton, born in Durham in 1859, is one of the best-kept secrets in British music, with a generous output of piano music, chamber works and songs. Rutland Boughton wrote that he ‘seems to pour out great musical thought as easily as the lark trills its delight in cloudland’: although Ashton’s writing for both cello and piano is virtuosic, what strikes the ear is the quality of his melodic inspiration – the lyrical immediacy of his tunes suggests Schubert, set in a style of Brahmsian richness. Most of the works on this disc are first recordings.
Krzysztof Meyer - Works for Cello and Piano
With EMMA ABBATE and KATARZYNA GLENSK - piano
Recorded 28-30 January 2008 in W. Lutoslawski Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland
Recording engineers - Antoni Grzymala and Ewa Lasocka
Released by Toccata classics on 6th July 2009
This recording has been Evva’s first full CD commercial release. The 2nd Sonata had been a premiere recording and the whole CD - the first complete release of Krzysztof Meyer’s music for cello and piano. The composer was present during the entire recording session.
The piano part is performed here by two pianists, the longest standing musical partners of Evva: Emma Abbate and Katarzyna Glensk.
Veles Ensemble and friends
With HARTMUT RICHTER, violin; RALITSA NAYDENOVA, viola; EVVA MIZERSKA, cello; PETER CIGLERIS, clarinet, YURI KALNITS, violin, LEON BOSCH, double-bass; CATALINA ARDELEAN, piano; Daniel Shao, flute.
Recorded on 21 and 22 May (Clarinet Sextet, Te Shed Dances and String Trio No. 1) in St Silas, Chalk Farm, London NW3, and on 24 May 2018 (An Outstretched Hand) in Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London SE1. Producer-engineer: Michael Ponder Editor: Jennifer Howells Mastering: Adaq Khan
Released by Toccata classics on 1st December 2018
Weronika Ratusińska - Blue Note
Recorded in February 2008 in W. Lutoslawski Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland with Katarzyna Drogosz - piano.
Part of the CD: Young composers in tribute to Frederic Chopin
Released by DUX on 6th August 2008
Evva commissioned “Blue Note” for her Junior Fellowship project at Trinity College of Music in 2007, where she presented the Polish contemporary music by three generations of composers. Weronika Ratusińska is a young Polish composer and Evva immediately liked her work; it has also been a huge success with audiences wherever it has been performed. So Evva was very happy when the composer asked her to record it for DUX, a Polish label, when the opportunity came up in 2008. The pianist, Katarzyna Drogosz is also an accomplished harpsichord player.