Philip Sawyers: Violin Concerto – Alexander Sitkovetsky

Konzert für Violine und Orchester (2016)
1. Moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
The Valley of Vision (2017)
Konzert für Trompete, Streicher und Pauken (2015)
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro
Elegische Rhapsodie für Trompete und Streicher (2016)

Alexander Sitkovetsky, Simon Desbruslais, English Symphony Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Kenneth Woods

Format: 1 CD
Release date: 1/10/2018
Barcode: 0710357637421 Catégories : ,


   in Classical Music (Oct, 2018)
Philip Sawyers (b 1951), currently John McCabe composer-in-residence of the English Symphony Orchestra, has a distinctive compositional voice, attractive yet serious. His violin concerto, premiered by the current forces earlier this year, is impressive; such is the contribution of the orchestra, it could almost be a ‘Symphony- Concerto’. Indeed, material is transplanted from Sawyer’s third symphony. Sawyers’ voice is tonally based, but in a way which is sometimes reminiscent of Rubbra; the finale holds a beautiful, long-breathed melody, superbly given here by Sitkovetsky, whose playing throughout is exemplary.

Sawyer has a fervent interpreter in Woods. The Valley of Vision, inspired by painter Samuel Palmer, is heard in a radiant account; clearly …

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