Hortus Musicae, an exploration of allegorical or metaphysical gardens, forms the centrepiece of this programme. Opening with the imposing Chacony for left hand and Saxton's Piano Sonata, we close with a touching lullaby for Clare's first child, Rosa.
BBC Music Magazine praised this "exhilarating reading from Hammond", Arcana FM cited Saxton's "evocative and arresting musical imagery", and The Sunday Times selected it as one of their Top 10 contemporary albums for 2018. Read more press reviews here.
º With three world premiere recordings.
This disc was generously supported by the RVW Trust.