New Release of Gregson’s orchestral music on the Chandos label

A new CD has just been released on the Chandos label featuring four of Edward Gregson’s orchestral works and concertos written between 1971 and 2013. This is the fourth volume to be released in a recording cycle which commenced in 2002 and which has received wide critically acclaim. This latest volume once again features the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Bramwell Tovey. The soloists in the two concertos are Richard Watkins (horn) and Wissam Boustany (flute).…

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BBC Radio 3 to broadcast three Gregson orchestral works

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 26-28 May, BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting three works by Edward Gregson on their ‘Afternoon on 3′ programme. These same works will be released on a new CD on the Chandos label in July, with the addition of Gregson’s new concerto for flute and ensemble ‘Aztec Dances.’

The broadcast details are:
Monday 26 May 4pm BBC Radio 3: ‘Dream Song’ – BBC Philharmonic conducted by Bramwell Tovey
Tuesday 27 May 2.55pm BBC Radio 3: ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ – BBC Philharmonic conducted by Bramwell Tovey
Wednesday 28 May 2.35 BBC Radio 3: ‘Horn Concerto’ – …

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Horn Concerto – broadcast of new version

Edward Gregson’s newly orchestrated version of his Horn Concerto is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 next Monday 20 January at 3pm. The soloist is Paul Klein with the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Takuo Yuasa.

The Horn Concerto is the first of Gregson’s concertos, written in 1971 and originally scored for brass band. It has been widely performed in that version, but the composer has long wanted to arrange a version for orchestra. That was realised as a result of a request from Paul Klein, principal horn of the Ulster Orchestra, and BBC Northern Ireland, and it duly received …

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Symphony in two movements: European premieres

Edward Gregson recently attended the Belgium premiere of his symphony for brass band. It was performed by Brass Band Buizingen, conducted by Luc Vertommen, as their own choice work at the Belgium National Championships. On the same weekend, the work received its Swiss premiere, and next month it will receive its premiere by a Norwegian band at the Norwegian Championships to be held at the Grieg Hall, Bergen.…

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