New Chandos recording of Gregson concertos
Following the highly successful CD release of Gregson concertos on the Chandos label in 2003, three more concertos were recorded in September 2007 by the same company.
On this second volume disc there are premiere recordings of his Trumpet Concerto (1983), Concerto for Piano and Wind (1997), and his more recent Saxophone Concerto (2006). The soloists are Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet), Nelson Goerner (piano), and Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone). The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Clark Rundell, who has conducted a number of works by the composer.
Release of the new CD is July 2008.… Read More
New Gregson Site Now Live
Select Performers is proud to announce the new edwardgregson.com web site is now live. It has been a huge project, designing from the ground up. It has a fresh new look and has been designed to be more accessible and easier to use.
Over the coming weeks, more content will be added, such as more recordings in the discography section as well as more compositions in the work section.
With the transition from the old site to this one, you may encounter a few incorrect links. We ask you to be patient as we iron out these issues over the …Read More
Cello Concerto Broadcast on BBC Radio 3
The ‘Cello Concerto, ‘A Song for Chris‘, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 3‘s ‘Afternoon on 3’ on Thursday 14 June. This is a recording of the world premier at the RNCM International ‘Cello Festival in May 2007. ‘A Song for Chris’ is dedicated to Christopher Rowland, Director of Chamber Music at the RNCM, who is valiantly fighting cancer and who is a close colleague and friend of the composer.…Read More
New Gregson work premiered on CD
Edward Gregson has written a new work for oboe and percussion entitled Shadow of Paradise. The work was written for, and is dedicated to Melinda Maxwell, the celebrated English oboist who is also Consultant in Woodwind Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.
The work has just been released on CD (Dutton Digital, Epoch label: CDLX7180) along with a number of other premiere recordings of works written for Melinda Maxwell by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Adam Gorb and Melinda Maxwell herself).
For the Gregson premiere, she is joined by the percussionist, Richard Benjafield.
Shadow of Paradise…Read More