Ffin Records

19/07/09 - Acclaim for Blue Letters

Our recent orchestral release, John Hardy's Blue Letters from Tanganyika has been featured in coverage through Wales and the UK over recent weeks, including:

Featuring in S4C's prime-time magazine show Wedi 7, including chat with John and piano performance by him of an extract from Blue Letters;

Over 20 minutes of chat and music play on BBC Radio Wales in the Roy Noble Show, featuring clips from Blue Letters from Tanganyika mixed with narrated extracts from the letters. Roy described the piece as a “masterpiece of creation” and the letters as “an extraordinary piece of history”;

Review in Gramophone Magazine: “rhythmically charged, open and immediately engaging”;

4-star review in Classical Music Magazine: “four colourful, finely crafted movements that will appeal to a wide age range”

A full review in daily online classical music magazine Music & Vision: “colorful, filmic, and open to pleasurable listening at a single sitting.”

We’ve also had the following comments from listeners:
Overwhelmingly addictive! I can't stop playing it! Just so much feeling and emotion.”

“Just wanted to let you know how moved and charmed I was by the music... I love the wit, energy and shifting moods of the 4 pieces.”

Beautifully evocative.”

Listen to the music now on our album page.