Sackman

COMPOSERS: Sackman
LABELS: NMC
WORKS: Hawthorn
PERFORMER: BBC SO/Andrew Davis
CATALOGUE NO: D027S DDD
Nicholas Sackman is the PR man’s nightmare. He’s not into minimalism or religion, he doesn’t include didgeridoos or zithers in his music – and to cap it all, he has a very unsexy name. What he does have is that elusive and unpackageable quality, integrity. You can hear it shining through in this beautifully paced, haunting evocation of a modern Yorkshire folk-tale. Andrew Davis and the BBC SO project this difficult but rewarding music with great conviction. Ivan Hewett

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