BBC Philharmonic - Peter Maxwell Davies, Copland, Korngold
John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Peter Maxwell Davies: A Reel of Seven Fishermen. Copland: Clarinet Concerto (soloist: Julian Bliss). Korngold: Sinfonietta.
From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond
Peter Maxwell Davies: A reel of seven fishermen
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
8.20 Music Interval
Julian Bliss (clarinet)
John Storgards (conductor)
Inspired by the poetry of fellow Orcadian George Mackay Brown and the land and seascapes of Hoy, Peter Maxwell Davies's Reel of seven fishermen reflects too on loss. Julian Bliss joins the orchestra for Copland's Clarinet Concerto, a piece written for Benny Goodman which blends jazz and classical, lyricism and virtuosity. Korngold started work on his Sinfonietta when he was just fourteen years old; youthful exuberance, dazzling orchestral colour and warm melody combine to create an opulent conclusion to the programme.