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Elcock: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 / Mann, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 400  
Composer:  Steve Elcock
Performer:  Richard Casey
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recording is one of the most important of the 300+ that Toccata Classics has released, in terms both of its extraordinary ‘back-story’ and the quality of the music itself. The English composer Steve Elcock (b. 1957) has been writing music since his teens but, with virtually no contacts in the musical world, told no one what he was doing- and thus has evolved a compelling symphonic style entirely his own. It combines virtuoso orchestral writing with a sense of momentum that has its roots in the Nordic-British tradition of Sibelius, Nielsen, Simpson, Brian and similar figures. His Third Symphony is a vast canvas generating fierce energy and titanic violence, leavened at times by a sardonic sense of humor. Choses renversees par le temps ou Read more la destruction is a dark symphonic triptych where fragile beauty is constantly at threat from the forces of ignorance. The breezy, buoyant Festive Overture has a Waltonian swagger that barrels on with relentless jollity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony No. 3, Op. 16 by Steve Elcock
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005-2010; England 
2.
Choses renversées par le temps ou la destruction, Op. 20 by Steve Elcock
Performer:  Richard Casey (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; England 
3.
Festive Overture, Op. 7 by Steve Elcock
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; England 

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