Bennett: Orchestral Works / Wilson, BBC Scottish Symphony

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Associate Guest Conductor John Wilson record for the first time together on Chandos, embarking on a new series devoted to the brilliant orchestral works of Sir Richard Rodney Benentt. While internationally famous for his dances, jazz creations, and film and TV scores, Bennett wrote sumptuous works of ‘concert music’ as he called it. This first volume reveals him as one fo the most brilliant natural talents to emerge in post-war British music. Influenced by both the American Songbook and his teacher Pierre Boulez, he also always strove to place melody- and emotional honesty- at the center of his music. These traits are coupled in the epic Marimba Concerto, an innovative piece for the composer, moving from a colorful and lyrical first movement to highly virtuosic passages and strikingly athletic cadenzas. The demanding solo part is tackled here by the multi-award winning Colin Currie, nowadays seen as the world’s finest and most daring percussionist, as well as a champion of contemporary music.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: CHSA 5202


  • UPC: 095115520222


  • Label: Chandos


  • Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett


  • Conductor: John Wilson


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Colin Currie



Works:


  1. Celebration

    Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett

    Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: John Wilson


  2. Concerto for Marimba

    Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett

    Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Colin Currie (Marimba)

    Conductor: John Wilson


  3. Symphony no 3

    Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett

    Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: John Wilson


  4. Summer Music

    Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett

    Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: John Wilson