The second CD of music by Ignatz Waghalter was released by Naxos early May and celebrated with a launch event on May 9, 2015 in London with a number of distinguished guests, including Waghalter's grandson. Maestro Walker recorded this CD with Symphony Orchestra "New Russia". The story on how these pieces were discovered and brought to life is in the video below or following this link.
Havergal Brian CD release
Havergal Brian CD was released 1 April 2015. It went straight in at no. 5 in the specialist Classical Chart and has already been garnering glowing reviews.
"This is an impressive and surprisingly successful record of some deeply impressive and wholly original music. One’s surprise is the quality and genuinely committed playing of the Moscow orchestra, which deliver performances of notable distinction, of music that is by no means easy to grasp and which poses problems to any ensemble that undertakes it. The undoubted success of this release has to be laid at the feet of Alexander Walker, who clearly has the grasp of this remarkably condensed and unique series of works."
Concert in Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall with Symphony Orchestra "New Russia"
Alexander Walker conducted a programme of French music including Bizet's Symphony in C and Franck's tone poems Les Djinns and Le Chasseur Maudit on 19th April. Watch the pod-cast at the following this link.