The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) is one of the UK’s most versatile orchestras, with a varied range of work as both a broadcast orchestra and national symphony orchestra of Wales. The orchestra’s adventurous programming is driven by principal conductor Thomas Søndergård, principal guest conductor Xian Zhang and conductor laureate Tadaaki Otaka; the Welsh composer Huw Wat- kins is the orchestra’s ion. Martyn Brabbins was appointed music director of the English National Opera in 2016. An inspirational force in British music, Brabbins has had a busy opera career since his early days at the Kirov and more recently at La Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, and regularly in Lyon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Antwerp.
This performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Martyn Brabbins lasts almost 32 minutes, and you could sample any one of the four sections into which it's divided on this BIS disc: you'll either be swept along by the triple timpani underlying the structure or find it very slow going. Even the latter group will concede that Pickard's handling of the orchestra is dazzling, and the album shows just how much more the BBC National Orchestra of Wales is than a regional orchestra these days.
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Concertante Variations "Presteigne Concerto" John Pickard; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Martyn Brabbins. 7. Toccata (After C. Monteverdi) John Pickard; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Martyn Brabbins. Total Playing Time 61:37. there were also distant echoes of Britten (the storm music of Peter Grimes and the bells from Death in Venice both left their mark) and the flurried woodwind interjections conjured up images of Stravinsky’s depiction of the ghost of the puppet in Petrushka. This release from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Martyn Brabbins features the engaging Symphony No. 5 as well as the evocative Sixteen Sunrises and Pickard’s arrangement of the Toccata from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo for modern orchestra. 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters.
Sixteen Sunrises, for orchestra. John Pickard Composer. Concertante Variations (Presteigne Concerto), for orchestra Work. BBC National Orchestra of Wales Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins Conductor. 6. Concertante Variations (Presteigne Concerto), for orchestra. Monteverdi), for orchestra Work. Monteverdi), for orchestra.
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises, Symphony No. 5 & Concertante Variations, an album by John Pickard, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Martyn Brabbins on this site. Concertante Variations "Presteigne Concerto". Monteverdi). More by John Pickard. John Pickard: Vocal Works. Listen to Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises, Symphony No. 5 & Concertante Variations now. 5 & Concertante Variations in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Symphony No 5. BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Martyn Brabbins Conductor. Concertante Variations. Matthew Featherstone (fl). Symphony No 5. The performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales is stunning in its virtuosity (especially the three timpanists) and Brabbins shapes the whole edifice grippingly, as in the couplings.
John Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises; Symphony No. 5; Concertante Variations [BBC National Orchestra o. y BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audio CD £1. Martyn Brabbins has produced outstanding performances by his Swedish Orchestra, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra and the recording is very much up to BIS's high standard.
|Symphony No. 5||(31:56)|
|2||Prestissimo (Bar 282)|
|3||Maetoso (Bar 398)|
|6||Concertante Variations For Wind Quintet, Timpani, And Strings
Bassoon – Jaroslaw AugustyniakClarinet – Nicholas Cox Flute – Matthew Featherstone Horn – Ian Fisher Oboe – Geoffrey Cox
|7||Toccata (Monteverdi): Transcription For Ensemble After Claudio Monteverdo||2:06|