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Bennett: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Wilson, McGill, BBC Scottish Symphony


Release Date: 07/06/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5212  
Composer:  Richard Rodney Bennett
Performer:  Howard McGillGordon RigbyScott Dickinson
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recent partnership of John Wilson and BBC SSO on record reaches this second volume in their invigorating exploration of fascinating orchestral works by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Less well known than his widely famous film music (Murder on the Orient Express, Four Weddings and a Funeral, etc.), the orchestral works featured here display the versatility with which Bennett contradicted the dogma of musical modernism at the time of their creation (60s-70s), as well as an evolution of his compositional style towards a musical language that spoke to audiences everywhere in the world. From the glittering Symphony No. 2 – generating subtle yet engaging musical contrasts on a large scale – to the jazzy Concerto for Stan Getz – featuring the Read more saxophonist Howard McGill who has established himself as one of the greats of London’s jazz scene – this album features works that break down the false walls between two musical worlds and will appeal to anyone willing to explore, discover, or simply enjoy great music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Soprano Saxophone "For Stan Getz" by Richard Rodney Bennett
Performer:  Howard McGill (Saxophone), Gordon Rigby (Timpani)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
2.
Symphony No. 2 by Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Serenade for Small Orchestra by Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Partita by Richard Rodney Bennett
Performer:  Scott Dickinson (Viola)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; England 

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