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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Trumpet Concerto / Piccolo Concerto / 5 Klee Pictures (Wallace, McIlwham, Maxwell Davies)

MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Trumpet Concerto / Piccolo Concerto / 5 Klee Pictures (Wallace, McIlwham, Maxwell Davies)

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release date: February 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Philharmonia Orchestra


Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi Chamber Orchestra


Maxwell Davies, Peter


Peter Maxwell Davies

Conductor

Peter Maxwell Davies

Soloist

John Wallace

Soloist

Stewart McIlwham

Soloist

Venue:

All Saints Church, Tooting, London, UK


St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London, UK


Glasgow City Hall, Scotland, UK



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 68:29
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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Trumpet Concerto / Piccolo Concerto / 5 Klee Pictures (Wallace, McIlwham, Maxwell Davies)

     
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PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

     
 

Piccolo Concerto

 
1 I. Andante - Allegro moderato molto - Poco meno mosso - Andante 7:12
 Peter Maxwell Davies Soloist
2 II. Adagio 4:58
 Stewart McIlwham Soloist
3 III. Lo stesso tempo - Allegro - Lento 4:23
 Stewart McIlwham Soloist
     
 

Trumpet Concerto

 
4 I. Adagio - Allegro 13:47
 John Wallace Soloist
5 II. Adagio molto 9:54
 John Wallace Soloist
6 III. Presto 6:45
 John Wallace Soloist
     
7 

Maxwell's Reel, with Northern Lights

10:49
 Peter Maxwell Davies Conductor
     
 

5 Klee Pictures

 
8 No. 1. A Crusader 1:35
 Peter Maxwell Davies Conductor
9 No. 2. Oriental Garden 1:35
 Peter Maxwell Davies Conductor
10 No. 3. The Twittering Machine 2:20
 Peter Maxwell Davies Conductor
11 No. 4. Stained-Glass Saint 2:28
 Peter Maxwell Davies Conductor
12 No. 5. Ad Parnassum 2:43
 Peter Maxwell Davies Conductor
 Maxwell Davies, Peter


The Piccolo Concerto, completed less than a year before the daunting large-scale Piano Concerto (Naxos 8.572357), may seem light years away in the essential silveriness of its sound-world. Yet there are more points in common than the fragile song which opens the work might lead us to expect. The composer has to respect his high-frequency soloist with appropriately airy, well-balanced textures: tuned percussion especially set up a kind of northern-lights acoustical glow around the instrument. But once the piccolo sets up a lively dance as variable in metre as its outer-movement counterparts in the Piano Concerto, it is bound to unleash forces beyond its control. There is menace in the brass’s daring extension of the staccato snap heard on muted horns as early as the work’s second bar, encouraging the orchestra to drown out the piccolo’s arabesques: and the last movement, too, suggests a more distant threat heralded by timpani and side-drum which the soloist manages to shrug off in a cascading, recitative-like cadenza clearing the air for one last song. In between, the slow movement sheds complexity, but not mystery, in its stalking bass clarinet melody, ultimately duetting with the piccolo, and in the ethereal harmonics of the central section. Here the piccolo is furthest removed from the world of Maxwell Davies’s other hymn to its special qualities, a 1973 transcription for the instrument along with the celesta of the Song of the Wood Bird from Wagner’s Siegfried.
 

"...the performances are first-rate - this disc is a must-have..."

Rob Haskins - American Record Guide - July/August 2013




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