Maconchy, Lutyens & Wallen: Works for Piano & Orchestra | BBC Concert Orchestra & John Andrews | RES10315

Maconchy, Lutyens & Wallen: Works for Piano & Orchestra

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Total playing time [59:08]

Martin Jones (piano)
Rebeca Omordia (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Andrews (conductor)

 Pianists Rebeca Omordia and Martin Jones present this album of world premiere recordings of works for piano and orchestra by three major composers. 

Joining with the BBC Concert Orchestra and award-winning conductor John Andrews, Martin Jones continues his survey of the piano works of Elisabeth Lutyens with this recording of Eos (in which he performs the piano part) and Music for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 59. Jones also performs Elizabeth Maconchy’s concise and striking Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra.

Rebeca Omordia performs Errollyn Wallen’s arresting new Piano Concerto, that was commissioned for her by Julian Lloyd Webber and first performed in November of 2022.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Elizabeth Maconchy (1907–1994)
Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra
1. Lento moderato
2. Allegro moderato
3. Sostenuto
4. Presto

Elisabeth Lutyens (1906–1983)
5. Eos for Small Orchestra, Op. 101
6. Music for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 59

Errollyn Wallen (b.1958)
Piano Concerto
7. Presto
8. Languid blues
9. Tender
10. Joyful

'Omordia has its measure, as well as Wallen’s coruscating expressiveness. The BBC Concert Orchestra [...] provide spot-on accompaniments throughout under John Andrews, conductor’s firm direction.'

- Gramophone

'It’s the Maconchy [...] that makes the strongest immediate impression. [...] It packs a punch, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by John Andrews, bouncing off the coiled spring of Martin Jones’s piano playing.'
The Guardian - Classical Album of the Week

'Omordia has its measure, as well as Wallen’s coruscating expressiveness. The BBC Concert Orchestra [...] provide spot-on accompaniments throughout under John Andrews, conductor’s firm direction.'
Gramophone

'This terrific recording features three composers, two pianists and one orchestra. All the pieces are premieres on disc – and they are discoveries you’ll want to hear many times again. Recorded in bright, clean sound, packaged with clear, informative notes, this programme showcases valuable additions to the piano concerto repertoire from across the 20th and 21st centuries.'
BBC Music Magazine

Credits
© 2023 BBC/Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2023 BBC/Resonus Limited. The copyright in the recording is jointly owned by the BBC and Resonus Limited. The BBC, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Concert Orchestra word marks and logos are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under license. BBC logo © BBC 2007
Catalogue No. RES10315
Producer & editor: Adam Binks
Engineer: Dave Rowell
EAN: 5060262793480
Cover image: by Frances Andrews
Release date: 17 March 2023