Wave

“Jeremy Beck is Exhibit A in classical music’s defense against the charge of being out of touch.”

– Andrew Druckenbrod, Gramophone

“[Death of a Little Girl with Doves] is a deeply attractive and touching piece of writing which I recommend urgently for its imperious melodic confidence, fluent emotional command and yielding tenderness. A lovely disc made fully compelling by the song-cycle and one that is likely to leave most listeners keen to hear more from Jeremy Beck. Let’s now have Death of a Little Girl with Doves in the 2005 Proms please. Imaginative sopranos with good diction and adventurous and capable music directors should be seeking out this disc. Do not delay.”

– Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International

“[T]he most effective piece is the lovely Sinfonietta for string orchestra; the music is given structure by a very clear formal design … [Beck has composed] a fine and graceful piece from his lovely melodies and harmonies.”

– Quinn, American Record Guide

Works on this CD include:

State of the Union for orchestra

Sinfonietta for string orchestra

Death of a Little Girl with Doves – an operatic soliloquy for soprano & orchestra, inspired by the life of Camille Claudel