Richard Rodney Bennett - Orchestral Works vol.1 (24/96 FLAC)
Richard Rodney Bennett – Orchestral Works vol.1 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett
Performer: Colin Currie
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: John Wilson
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Chandos
Release: 2017
Size: 1.02 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Celebration

Marimba Concerto
02. I. Con moto-A tempo, grazioso-A tempo, tranquillo
03. II. Con brio (Molto ritmico)-Cadenza, con gran energia, molto ritmico

Symphony No. 3
04. I. Andante-Vivo
05. II. Allegretto
06. III. Adagio

Summer Music (Version for Small Orchestra)
07. I. Allegro tranquillo
08. II. Siesta. Lento e dolce
09. III. Games. Vivo-Sempre con molto moto

10. Sinfonietta

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 Bennett. 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.

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