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Maxwell Davies: Strathclyde Concertos Nos. 9 & 10; Carolisima / Scottish Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572356   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peter Maxwell Davies’s Strathclyde Concertos, jointly commissioned by Strathclyde Regional Council and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 1987, have given rise to a whole family of concertos for different and unusual instruments. The Ninth Concerto provides an opportunity for woodwind instruments to shine as soloists, the music inspired by the infinite shades of winter light reflected from the seas of Orkney. The final Tenth Concerto is “a concerto for orchestra that’s as bracing as a gale on the rugged Orkney cliffs” (BBC Music Magazine), and the delightful Carolísima is filled with dances and singable tunes. Peter Maxwell Davies’s Strathclyde Concertos, jointly commissioned by Strathclyde Regional Council and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 1987, have given rise to a whole family of concertos for different and unusual instruments. The Ninth Concerto provides an opportunity for woodwind instruments to shine as soloists, the music inspired by the infinite shades of winter light reflected from the seas of Orkney. The final Tenth Concerto is “a concerto for orchestra that’s as bracing as a gale on the rugged Orkney cliffs” (BBC Music Magazine), and the delightful Carolísima is filled with dances and singable tunes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Carolísima by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; England 
2. Strathclyde Concerto no 9, Op. 170 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
3. Strathclyde Concerto no 10, Op. 179 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 

Sound Samples

Strathclyde Concerto No. 9
Strathclyde Concerto No. 10: I. Allegro non troppo
Strathclyde Concerto No. 10: II. Lento
Strathclyde Concerto No. 10: III. Moderato
Carolisima

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