℗ 2017 Chandos
 

Bennett: Orchestral Works, Vol 1

Colin Currie, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson

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1
Celebration
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
4:30
Marimba Concerto  
2
I. Con moto - A tempo, grazioso - A tempo, tranquillo
Richard Rodney Bennett; Colin Currie; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
9:44
3
II. Con brio (Molto ritmico) - Cadenza, con gran energia, molto ritmico
Richard Rodney Bennett; Colin Currie; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
6:31
Symphony No. 3  
4
I. Andante - Vivo
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
7:32
5
II. Allegretto
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
5:14
6
III. Adagio
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
8:35
Summer Music (version for Small Orchestra)  
7
I. Allegro tranquillo
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
3:16
8
II. Siesta. Lento e dolce
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
3:35
9
III. Games. Vivo - Sempre con molto moto
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
3:21
10
Sinfonietta
Richard Rodney Bennett; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson
9:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:35
“Here is Bennett the consummate professional, displaying his seemingly effortless mastery at its most elegant, with John Wilson drawing from the BBC Scottish SO a response of the highest quality... The result, captured in impressive sound, is a fabulously successful inauguration of a badly-needed revivification of a major figure...”
- Robert Matthew-Walker, ClassicalSource.com

Conductor John Wilson leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the first volume of Chandos's 2017 series on the concert music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. In an appropriate opening to the project, this album begins with Celebration, followed by the Marimba Concerto featuring soloist Colin Currie, the Symphony No. 3, Summer Music, and Sinfonietta, pieces which display Bennett's adeptness at combining contemporary, jazz, and film-influenced elements with classical idioms.
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