Noriko Ogawa and Huw Wiggin release new record

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Noriko Ogawa and Huw Wiggin’s album ‘Rhapsody’ was released in March 2023 and has received glittering reviews. Ogawa and Wiggin decided to collaborate on an album after meeting on tour in 2018. Debussy’s Rapsodie pour orchestra et saxophone was the initial inspiration and the pair have commissioned new works by Joseph Phibbs, Iain Farrington and Jennifer Watson.

“Wiggin’s prodigious breath control and suave phrasing fits hand in glove with Noriko Ogawa’s colorfully incisive pianism throughout Debussy’s Rapsodie to the point where you don’t miss the orchestra.” Jed Distler, Classics Today

“I enjoyed Iain Farrington’s Paganini Patterns greatly, especially as it gives us the chance to sample some smooth soprano playing from Wiggin, accompanied with rollocking delight by Ogawa.” Chris Walters, Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine

4-Stars BBC Music Magazine

Rhapsody is out on the Orchid Classics label.

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Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
1.  Rapsodie pour orchestra et saxophone
Arranged by Vincent David

Joseph Phibbs (b.1974)
2.  Night Paths

Iain Farrington (b.1977)
Paganini Patterns
3.  I Lively
4.  II Free and expressive
5.  III Lively

Eric Coates (1886-1957)
6.  Saxo – Rhapsody

Jennifer Watson (b.1985)
Rhapsody on an Echo Chamber
7.  I
8.  II
9.  III

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
10.  Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor
Arranged by Iain Farrington

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