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Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie explores concertos for unusual solo instruments, including Leopold Mozart's Alphorn Concerto, Arnold's Harmonica Concerto and Rautavaara's Concerto for Birds.

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie has commissioned many new concertos for percussion and orchestra.
In this programme she explores other concertos for unusual solo instruments. Her selection includes Leopold Mozart's Alphorn Concerto, Malcolm Arnold's Harmonica Concerto, Rautavaara's Concerto for Birds and Orchestra and Piazzolla's Concerto for Bandoneon. She also includes concertos for didjeridoo, glass harmonica, jew's harp and for choir.
The concerto form in classical music is usually associated with a small number of solo instruments - piano, violin, cello, clarinet, perhaps trumpet. But in this programme Evelyn Glennie shows that many other instruments can shine in the soloist's spotlight, from the growling tones of the didjeridoo to the otherworldly flutings of the glass harmonica, for which no less a composer than Mozart wrote a piece. And Finnish composer Rautavaara had the inspiration to make recordings of arctic bird calls, which became the solo part in his Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra).

Producer Philip Tagney.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sat 5 Aug 2017 13:30

Music Played

  • Chris Brubeck

    Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra: 1st mvt Paradise Utopia

    Performer: Chris Brubeck. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joel Revzen.
    • KOCH : 374852.
    • KOCH.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo In C Minor K.617 For Glass Harmonica

    Performer: Thomas Bloch. Performer: Philippe Bernold. Performer: Maurice Bourgue.
    • NAXOS : 8-5555295.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Concerto for Bandoneon, String Orchestra and Percussion: Milonga

    Performer: Juan José Mosalini. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Gabriel Castagna.
    • CHANDOS : 1041-9.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Louis Spohr

    Concerto In A Minor for String Quartet and Orchestra

    Ensemble: Leipziger Streichquartett. Orchestra: Leipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle.
    • MD&G : MDG30708492.
    • MD&G.
    • 2.
  • Leopold Mozart

    Sinfonia Pastorella (Alpenhorn concerto)

    Performer: Jozsef Molnar. Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia. Conductor: Urs Schneider.
    • Marco Polo : 8223101.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 3.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Concerto For Mixed Chorus

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION : CDA 67297.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

    Concerto In F Major For Jew's Harp and Mandora

    Performer: Fritz Mayr. Performer: Dieter Kirsch. Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair.
    • ORFEO : C-035821.
    • ORFEO.
    • 7.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus Arcticus (Concerto For Birds And Orchestra)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • Naxos : 8554147.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Harmonica concerto

    Performer: Tommy Reilly. Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel. Conductor: Cédric Dumont.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9248.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 4.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Harpsichord concerto: 3rd mvt - Vivace

    Performer: Rafael Puyana. Ensemble: Solistas de México. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • 17.
  • André Jolivet

    Concerto For Ondes Martenot and orchestra: 3rd mvt - largo cantabile

    Performer: Yvonne Loriod. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: André Jolivet.
    • ERATO : 2564-61320 2.
    • ERATO.
    • 5.