There were many reasons I chose a Walton-Hindemith release as my album of the week on sinfinimusic.com. The two composers were closely interwoven for quarter of a century. Their music speaks truth to each other. It is lyrical, reflective and connective.
It takes a master interpreter to identify and develop the dialogue.
Frank Shipway, who was killed in an English road accident this summer, was that kind of thoughtful, cliché-free, clear-sighted interpreter. His final testament on record is an absolute must-hear.