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Macmillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie; Ades: Chamber Symphony, Higdon: Percussion Concerto / Alsop, London Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Lpo   Catalog #: 35   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  James MacMillanThomas AdčsJennifer Higdon
Performer:  Colin Currie
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These live recordings of three modern classics reflect the London Philharmonic Orchestra's commitment to contemporary composers. The first two are breakthrough works from 1990 by British composers Thomas Adčs and James Macmillan, the third a spectacular concerto by Jennifer Higdon, one of America's most successful composers. Marin Alsop and Colin Currie give impassioned performances revealing the full range of emotions contained in the music. These live recordings of three modern classics reflect the London Philharmonic Orchestra's commitment to contemporary composers. The first two are breakthrough works from 1990 by British composers Thomas Adčs and James Macmillan, the third a spectacular concerto by Jennifer Higdon, one of America's most successful composers. Marin Alsop and Colin Currie give impassioned performances revealing the full range of emotions contained in the music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Scotland 
Length: 24 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Audio Engineer: Mike Hatch.
Audio Producer: Tim Oldham. 
2.
Chamber Symphony, Op. 2 by Thomas Adčs
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 12 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Audio Engineer: Mike Hatch.
Audio Producer: Tim Oldham. 
3.
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Jennifer Higdon
Performer:  Colin Currie (Percussion)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 2009 
Length: 22 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Audio Engineer: Simon Hancock.
Audio Producer: Roland Taylor. 

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