Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Found in Dreams (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Found in Dreams (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:11 minutes | 943 MB | Genre: Classical
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Helen Habershon is both an accomplished performer and an inspired composer of music which often evokes nature, or human emotions and sensibilities this is music which is ‘easy listening’ and in the light music tradition, and is unpretentious, but never facile: it has deep meaning. Her first two CDs have been highly praised and were Album of the Month and Album of the Week on Classic FM (UK) respectively.

Her most recent album, ‘Found in Winter’, released in 2019, has been aired by Classic FM ever since. Helen had an established performing career until a serious injury led her to turn to composing, but she is now once again able to perform. Here she teams up with the successful pianist and arranger John Lenehan, who has appeared on over 70 recordings including several solo albums for Sony.

For Found in Dreams Helen Habershon and John Lenehan offer a wonderfully diverse collection of repertoire. This includes beautiful arrangements of some of their favourite pieces; a couple of short movements of outstanding clarinet repertoire by Brahms and Finzi and some delightful new compositions of their own. As well as his beautifully crafted arrangements John has also written two lovely pieces to add to Helen’s.

The cover design is a dream image from Helen’s five year old grandson. Throughout history mankind has been intrigued by the idea of dreams and Helen is no exception. As she says: ‘It’s interesting that all happenings begin as an idea and in order to get an idea one has to be in a receptive place. When creating I find myself in a kind of timeless space, rather like a daydream. I love the freedom of dreams, anything can happen. There are no boundaries and we are free to explore with no limits. The theme of ‘dreams’ came quite naturally and many of the pieces in the album reflect this.’

Tracklist:
01. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Fauré: 3 Mélodies, Op. 7: No. 1, Après un rêve (Arr. for Clarinet & Piano) (02:52)
02. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Habershon: Yesterday’s Dreams (02:17)
03. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Lenehan: Dreaming of Summer (02:07)
04. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei (Arr. J. Lenehan for Clarinet & Piano) (02:28)
05. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Habershon: Whisperings of Love (02:08)
06. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Traditional: Deep River (Arr. J. Lenehan for Clarinet & Piano) (02:15)
07. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Debussy: Beau soir, L. 6 (Arr. for Clarinet & Piano) (02:09)
08. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Habershon: Contentment at Dusk (02:19)
09. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Habershon: I’ll Love You Forever (Version for Clarinet & Piano) (02:57)
10. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Elgar: Canto popolare, Op. 50 (Arr. for Clarinet & Piano) (03:00)
11. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Lenehan: Deep Reflections (01:48)
12. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Finzi: 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 23 (Excerpts): No. 3, Carol (02:13)
13. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Finzi: 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 23 (Excerpts): No. 4, Forlana (03:09)
14. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2 (Arr. for Clarinet & Piano) (05:49)
15. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: III. Allegretto grazioso (04:45)
16. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Habershon: Love Never Ends (03:12)
17. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Lenehan: Goin’ Home (After Dvořák’s B. 178) (03:29)
18. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Horovitz: Sonatina for Clarinet & Piano: III. Con moto (04:25)
19. Helen Habershon & John Lenehan – Habershon: Found in a Dream (03:39)

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