Kemp English

Schwammerl
Schwammerl
Kemp English, Fortepiano
Release date November 2009
CD details CD MANU 5085 - Ode Records
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Schubert - Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Schubert - Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Robin Wilson (Violin), Kemp English (Piano)
Release date June 2009
CD details CD MANU 5082 - Ode Records
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Stormin' Norma 3
Stormin' Norma 3
Kemp English, Solo Organ
Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand
Release date November 2008
CD details CD MANU 5053 - Ode Records
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Soirée Musicale
Soirée Musicale
Robin Wilson (Violin), Kemp English (Piano)
Release date October 2007
CD details CD MANU 5023 - Ode Records
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Melodie - Violin Favourites
Melodie - Violin Favourites
Robin Wilson (Violin), Kemp English (Piano)
Release date 2005
CD details DECCA #4767587 (Universal)
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Stormin' Norma 2
Stormin' Norma 2
Kemp English, Solo Organ
Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand
Release date December 2005
CD details CD MANU 5009 - Ode Records
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Stormin' Norma
Stormin' Norma
Kemp English, Solo Organ
Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand
Release date March 2004
CD details CD MANU 5005 - Ode Records
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Kemp English at the Fortepiano
Kemp English at the Fortepiano
1790's replica Walter fortepiano
Release date October 2003
CD details CD MANU 5001 - Ode Records
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“English takes almost fiendish delight in flying through the passagework at virtuoso speed.”

“His surefire technique yields musical excitement sheathed by rhythmic vitality and control....Here is an irresistible combination of delightful music making on a heroic instrument.”

“superbly atmospheric...an absorbing performance....Kemp doesn’t miss a beat. Schubert has rarely sounded so passionate and lyrical. A lovely disc and one to treasure.”

“What an organ – what a player – what a sound – and what inspired choice of repertoire.”

“Forget, while listening, all those Schubert recordings on a modern grand, and revel in the superb musicianship and wonderful technical control of English. It is the equal, in my view, of Schubert recordings by Andreas Staier on a similar Graf instrument, and I can think of no higher praise.”

“Kemp English’s manifesto declares that “Organ recitals can be, and should be fun”. There is no doubt that theses CDs are.”

“Kemp English plays with an impeccable keyboard technique.”

“Rather than a scholar’s bloodless tinkling on an ancient instrument, his Mozart Fantasia in C minor and Beethoven Pathetique are full-on confrontational playing.”

“Wilson has the gift of being able to vocalize through the violin, realizing the most subtle of meanings.”

“... he never lets us think that we are just hearing old favourites played on a more appropriate instrument; he completely rethinks them, purging them of the pianistic conventions we have come to accept.”

“If you enjoyed Stormin’ Norma 1 you’ll want to crawl over broken glass to secure your copy of SN 2. Once again the mighty “Norma”, under the masterful hands and feet of Kemp English peals forth its glorious sounds to delight your ear and put a smile on your face.”