- Recorded: 1990
- Record label: NMC Recordings
- Performers: The Nash Ensemble; David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone), Patrizia Kwella (Soprano); Lionel Friend (conductor)
- Availability: On general release
Colin Matthews’ The Great Journey, a forceful and panoramic narrative of a 16th-century Spanish expedition to America, is complemented by the scherzo Fuga and Night’s Mask, a darkly atmospheric setting of Fernando Pessoa’s brooding sonnet.
Reviews of The Great Journey etc.
A fizzing display of musical energy for which its composer is renowned… baritone David Wilson-Johnson and The Nash Ensemble acquit themselves superbly.