A New Path
Music by Oliver Rudland,
heard by ROBERT ANDERSON
I initially came across Oliver Rudland while he was still a student at the Royal College of Music. Already he had written a first opera, which was given a memorable concert performance there. The libretto was derived from a tale by Oscar Wilde. He is now in process of planning another such work, and again he has turned to Wilde for inspiration. The Fisherman and his Soul is a strange story...
Copyright © 5 April 2010
Robert Anderson's review is based on private recordings of performances of works by Oliver Rudland at two concerts in 2009. Eventide and The Fisherman and His Soul, Scene One were performed on 27 February at Great St Mary's Church. The concert also included music by Benjamin Britten. On 27 November at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Oliver Rudland's Yorkshire Songs and Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge were performed as part of the Cambridge Music Festival.