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‘Clara’ recording project

Please support soprano Sandra Porter and pianist Graham McNaught’s fascinating recording project ‘Clara’, in which they will record Robert Schumann’s song cycle ‘Frauenliebe und Leben’ (A Woman’s Love and Life) with a composition by leading British composer Sally Beamish and writer Janice Galloway (this will be the premiere commercial/studio recording and be released on FHR). The composition by Beamish, called ‘Clara’, was commissioned by the artists, and specifically written to pair with the Schumann work. Any profits donated to the artist’s crowdfunding will go to the charity MIND.
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Haydn Complete Piano Sonatas project

FHR are delighted to announce that we will be recording all of Haydn’s 52 surviving piano sonatas with the phenomenal pianist ROMAN RABINOVICH. There will be 5 vols in total, each containing two CDs.

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New joint venture between FHR & the Archive of Recorded Sound

FHR are extremely excited to announce a new joint venture with the ARCHIVE OF RECORDED SOUND (ARS). More details to follow but we will be releasing a number of brilliant unreleased early stereo recordings (mainly EMI). We are thrilled to be able to work with ASR, publishing some really interesting and rare historical recordings.