Matthews's The Great Journey, a forceful and panoramic narrative of a 16th-century Spanish expedition to America, is complemented by the scherzo Fuga and Night's Mask, a darkly atmospheric setting of Fernando Pessoa's brooding sonnet.
David Wilson-Johnson baritone
Patrizia Kwella soprano
Lionel Friend conductor
'A fizzing display of musical energy for which its composer is renowned ... baritone David Wilson-Johnson and the Nash Ensemble acquit themselves superbly'
BBC Music Magazine
Recorded July 1990 at Blackheath Concert Halls, London
Engineer: Mike Hatch
Producer: Colin Matthews
Editing & mastering: Marian Freeman
Originally released on Virgin Classics