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Blunt: Orchestral Works / McLachlan, Wilson, Threlfall, Manchester Camerata


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 28570  
Composer:  Marcus Blunt
Performer:  Murray McLachlanLesley Wilson
Conductor:  Stephen Threlfall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marcus Blunt, who turns 70 years old this year, is a well established British composer with an international voice – his harmonic language is distinctive and varied; arising from the Romantic tradition but full of complex contrapuntal chromaticism -and also touched by the mystic in subtle ways, perhaps more apparent in his solo piano music. These works are firmly in the modern mainstream and deserve a wide audience; from the convoluted lines of the Concerto, the restrained small orchestration of the Symphony to the picturesque nature of the Bassoon Concertino, Blunt’s works retain an intense interest for the listener. Murray McLachlan, one of the UK’s most celebrated pianists, has long championed Blunt’s work. Lesley Wilson is one of Read more Britain’s most seasoned bassoonists and the award-winning Manchester Camerata has recently risen to the highest ranking among British chamber orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano by Marcus Blunt
Performer:  Murray McLachlan (Piano)
Conductor:  Stephen Threlfall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
Aspects of Saturn by Marcus Blunt
Conductor:  Stephen Threlfall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
Concertino for Bassoon by Marcus Blunt
Performer:  Lesley Wilson (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Stephen Threlfall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
Symphony No. 2 by Marcus Blunt
Conductor:  Stephen Threlfall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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