The Coral Sea: new music for soprano saxophone and piano

A photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe and the playing style of Busoni’s favourite clarinettist are just two of the diverse inspirations behind these six recent British works, which are linked by their composers’ relationship to popular music. From the pounding muscularity of Graham Fitkin to the blues-drenched melancholy of Mark-Anthony Turnage, Edinburgh duo Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers bring stylistic authority and idiomatic flair to everything they play on this, their debut recording.