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Musical Opinion Gives Nathan Williamson’s Colour and Light a Five Star Review

“Nathan Williamson’s earlier SOMM CD of Great American Sonatas made a considerable impression and he follows that success with another disc of distinction in choice of music and performance. … Williamson raises the stakes of musical appreciation with little-known but superb music.…Williamson’s notes are excellent, a perfect complement to his admirable playing and SOMM’s fine […]

British Music Society Review for Colour and Light

“The five composers represented on this fine solo piano recital by Nathan Williamson all come from a period in British music when tonality was being explored to its outermost limits. … ‘Twelve Preludes’ by William Alwyn range from the gentle transparent simplicity of the first, through the second whose opening flourish reminded me of ‘The […]

Nathan Williamson: How a tiny masterpiece by Lou Harrison changed my life

I first came across Lou Harrison’s music when a first-year undergrad, being tasked with deciphering by ear the first movement of his Concerto for Flute and Percussion. It’s one of those ingenious movements of about two minutes duration which you can literally fit on a postcard – there’s this simple flute dance thing, and a […]

Great American Sonatas

Shop Now January 2017 – Great American Sonatas recorded by Nathan Williamson featuring works by Bernstein, Copland, Ives and Harrison. An exciting new release of American Piano Sonatas from SOMM this month, to remind us of 20th- century America’s achievements in music as in so much else. SOMM’s new collaboration with pianist Nathan Williamson who […]