Poetry Station: Nancy Gaffield reads ‘Nihonbashi’

Poet-librettist Nancy Gaffield reads ‘Nihonbashi,’ the first poem in her award-winning cycle of poems, Tokaido Road.

Nancy reads further poems from the cycle, and talks about the cycle as a whole, over on The Poetry Station: click here for more.

Reviews for ‘Tokaido Road’

We’re delighted to have received a four-star review from Hilary Finch in The Times!

The piece is well paced and meticulously thought through, with spare instrumental lines exquisitely woven with the voices and deftly conducted by Dominic Wheeler.

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There’s also a very positive review from Roger Jones on MusicWeb International’s Seen and Heard;

This original and unusual work speaks with an honesty and clarity which I found profoundly moving.

Read the full review online here.

Come and experience Tokaido Road for yourself when it reaches its next stop: Lake District Summer Music on Weds 6 August at 8pm.



In the news: Tokaido Road

In the news: Tokaido Road

With the premiere of Tokaido Road set to take place at the Cheltenham Festival this Sunday, word is clearly starting to spread.

Firstly, this excellent double-page feature in Classical Music, in which composer Nicola LeFanu talks about the piece.


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And today, we’re delighted to be one of composer Martin Suckling’s new music choices on The Sampler, which you can read online here.

Word up.