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We are delighted to announce the release of Professor Richard Causton's second full-length album, La terra imparaggiabile, with NMC Recordings. Featuring performances from baritone Marcus Farnsworth, pianist Huw Watkins, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo, the album brings together Causton's large-scale orchestral work Ik zen: NU (I Say: NOW) (2019), and his song cycle La terra impareggiabile (The Incomporable Earth). Written primarily between 1996 and 2007, and further refined over the subsequent decade, La terra impareggiabile is a set of 10 songs for baritone and piano composed to poems by the Sicilian-born poet Salvatore Quasimodo (1901-1968). 

Read more about how Professor Causton came to write La terra imparaggiabile in his interview for the Music@Cambridge Research blog.