The Larghetto from Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, in an exquisite transcription for chamber ensemble, performed by the Phacelia Ensemble. (? Apple and Biscuit Recordings)
Posted by Classic FM on Thursday, 23 August 2018
Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2, ii. Larghetto transcribed by Elisabeth Streichert.
Recording Produced and Edited by Alexander Barnes, with Matt Jolly on Cameras
From ‘Polish Music Day at the Wigmore Hall with Jennifer Pike and Friends’ on October 14th 2017. Krzysztof Penderecki (b.1933) – Capriccio for solo violin (UK première) Jennifer Pike explored her artistic roots in a series of three concerts in one day devoted to music from four centuries of Poland’s cultural history. The day featured everything from Italian-influenced works from the early 1600s to a UK première of a work by Krzysztof Penderecki and a world première by Paulina Załubska.
Producer Alexander Barnes, with assistance from Matt Jolly.
Hip Hop to Opera
Hip Hop to Opera is a film by Michael Volpe, published by Opera Holland Park, is available now on BBC iPlayer.
Production by Apple and Biscuit Recordings.
In November 2017, Hamish Ogston made a donation to Liverpool Cathedral for refurbishment of its prized Grand Organ, the largest in the UK. To celebrate a service was held, on November 15, 2017, featuring specially-commissioned music – including a trumpet fanfare written by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning composer George Fenton and the inflation of Hamish Ogston’s hot air balloon inside the Cathedral’s 174ft (53m) Main Space.
We made this film of this momentous occasion:
Stephen Dodgson: Chamber Music, Volume 2: Three Quintets
We are thrilled that this recording has been nominated as a
Musicweb Internation Recording of the Year 2017
“…all the performances are absolutely splendid and quite beautifully recorded and balanced, with a pleasingly wide sound stage. The piano sound in particular is exemplary…”
Bob Stevenson (full review here)
We were asked by Christina McMaster to shoot her latest films, and in some slightly different styles.
Debussy: Preludes Book 1 at the Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes at the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Here she is performing Scarlatti’s Sonata in d minor K18, and Debussy’s Etude no.5 at St John’s Smith Square.
Strauss Metamorphosen – Southwell Music Festival 2016
This is the first time we have been asked to prepare a complete piece from Southwell, and what an absolute stunner! Set aside half an hour, and a glass of something as this is an astonishing live performance of one of the greatest pieces of string music from the 20th century…
Siglo de Oro
Following their very successful crowd-funding venture last year, Siglo de Oro have just released their film of Ed Rex‘s setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.
Director of Photoraphy: Tom Maine
Shot Caller: Rosanna Goodall
Sound Engineer, Editor, Producer: Alexander Barnes
Filmed at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London in November 2016
The Coal Porters
Alex shot some brand new promotional videos for The Coal Porters during their busy tour of the UK at London’s historic pub and live music venue The Betsey Trotwood More coming soon!