Entr'acte: Duets by Adam and Dinah Pounds album cover

Entr'acte

Adam and Dinah Pounds

The combination of flute and guitar has been described as enchanting and beautiful and this is surely demonstrated by the works featured on this recording. The Ramirez guitar is stylistically acceptable as a continuo instrument in the early works by Blavet and Rameau but it is perhaps in the other compositions where the combination of the two instruments brings a different perspective on well-known pieces.

Left quote The playing is inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable...
a fascinating recording Right quote

— John France, Musicweb International

Left quote A sound that's clean and immediate, crisp on the strings yet mellow on the flute... beautifully played and most sympathetically recorded Right quote

— Tony Scotland, author, Lennox & Freda

 

 

Resurrection by Academy of Great St. Mary's, conducted by Adam Pounds and Samual Hayes

Resurrection

Academy of Great St. Mary’s

  1. O Mortal Man - Howells
  2. Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks - Howells
  3. Life Cycle - Pounds
  4. The Lord is my Shepherd - Berkeley
  5. Martyrdom of Latimer - Pounds
  6. Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice - Finzi

Left quote Every bar [of Life Cycle] is well conceived ... a worthy addition to the orchestral repertoire. Right quote

Left quote An impressive and ultimately moving work that justifies its title... Right quote

Left quote A master of the orchestra Right quote

Left quote For [the Pounds pieces] alone [Resurrection]
is worth the price of purchase Right quote

— John France, The Land of Lost Content

 

 

Magnificat Christmas from Cambridge album cover

Magnificat Christmas from Cambridge

Great St Mary’s Choir

Features A Cradle Song by Adam Pounds, together with works by Howells, Berkeley and Bach

 

 

The Nelson Orchestra

25th Anniversary Recording Works by Walton, Pounds & Vaughan Williams

The Nelson Orchestra

Gaelic Triptych, Festival Overture and A Northern Picture by Adam Pounds. Plus Crown Imperial (Walton) & Folk Song Suite (Vaughan Williams)

 

 

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3, Barber, Pounds String Quartets - The Bingham String Quartet

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3, Barber, Pounds String Quartets

The Bingham String Quartet

An engaging and very intimate recording of three pieces performed by one of the UK's leading Quartets, performed at Heydon Church. Includes the world premiere recording of the String Quartet No. 2 by Adam Pounds, and an exceptionally emotional and strong performance of the Shostakovich Quartet No. 3.

Left quote The Bingham Quartet was completely committed and competent... a well-balanced recital with a convincing programme Right quote

— John France, Musicweb International