Boyd Meets Girl: Songs of Love and Despair

March 25, 2022, 9:00 am

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Sono Luminus releases Songs of Love and Despair, a follow-up to the self-titled 2016 release of the guitar-cello duo Boyd Meets Girl. The married duo—comprising Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf—are also well-known as artistic directors of the lauded New York concert series GatherNYC, “known for thoughtful, intimate events curated with refreshing eclecticism by its founders” (The New Yorker). Featured on the album are two world premiere recordings: Marián Budoš’s A New York Minute and Paul Brantley’s Filles de l’Élysée, as well as a wide range of music, much of it arranged or adapted by the duo, by Boccherini, Schubert, Debussy, Messiaen, Florence Price, Robert Beaser, Lennon and McCartney, Radiohead, and Beyoncé.