A new disc of Edward Gregson’s instrumental music is to be released on Friday 9 April on the Naxos label. The CD was recorded in September 2020 at Hallé St Peter’s in Manchester, with soloists from the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras, accompanied by pianist Paul Janes.
Regarding the choice of repertoire, which includes Three Matisse Impressions, Serenata Notturna and Divertimento, Gregson writes:
… I wanted to reflect my life-long interest in writing instrumental music. From my earliest dabbling as a teenager, through my student days when I wrote what is really my Opus 1 (Oboe Sonata), to
Few sounds elicit the same drama, joy, excitement, and vibrancy as does the United States Marine Band’s brass section. Available to watch online from 25 March, This concert features the antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrieli, Franz Beibl, Henri Tomasi’s and concludes with Edward Gregson’s electrifying 2012 composition: Symphony in Two Movements.Read More