Edward Gregson is to be the featured composer in the BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week series, which will broadcast this month. There will be five programmes, to be broadcast daily at 12 noon, from Monday 14 February. Gregson’s music will be featured alongside that of his composition teacher Alan Bush, with whom he studied at the Royal Academy of Music between 1964 and 1967.
Gregson will be interviewed by Donald Macleod as he embarks on a chronological journey through his life as a composer, illustrated by a variety of compositions along the way. Programmes 2 and 4 will …Read More
An early work by Edward Gregson, his ‘Concertante for piano and brass band’, written when he was only 20, has been recorded recently at a session at Leeds Conservatoire by Jonathan Scott (piano) and Black Dyke Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs. The composer, remembering the days when he played the piece himself, was present at the recording session.…Read More
Recording sessions for a new CD to be released on the Naxos label were held in London in November of Edward Gregson’s chamber music. The disk will feature performances by the Navarra String Quartet (newly re-formed) of the two string quartets, and other works by soloists Alison Teale (cor anglais), Rob Buckland (saxophone) and Ben Gilmore (first violinist in the Navarra Quartet) who performs Gregson’s solo violin work ‘Triptych’. The production team of Paul Hindmarsh (producer) and Steve Portnoi (sound engineer) have started the editing process and the CD is due to be released in May 2022.