BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Gregson Works

February 11, 2008

In February 2008, two Gregson works are to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The premiere broadcast of the revised version of Variations on Laudate Dominum will be on ‘Afternoon on Three’ between 3.30pm and 4pm on February 29th, 2008.

On Monday 25th February, Prelude for an Occassion will be broadcast at some time between 3.30pm and 4pm.

It is possible to listen to these broadcasts online using the BBC Radio Player.…

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New recording of Divertimento

November 15, 2007

Brett Baker, Principal Trombone of Black Dyke Band and reknowned soloist, has recorded Edward Gregson’s Divertimento for trombone and piano on the Polyphonic label. This is the premiere commercial recording of the work, written in 1968 when Gregson had just completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music.…

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Cello Concerto to receive second performance

September 1, 2007

Edward Gregson’s new cello concerto, A Song for Chris, premiered in May 2007 at the RNCM International cello Festival and dedicated to Christopher Rowland, the former Director of Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music who sadly died recently, is to receive a second performance.

The College will be holding a memorial concert for Chris on Tuesday 16 October to celebrate his life and achievements. The concert, which will be held in the Haden Freeman Concert Hall commencing at 7.30pm, will feature quartets and students who studied with him during his long and distinguished tenure at the College. …

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New Chandos recording of Gregson concertos

September 1, 2007

Chandos Album CoverFollowing 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.

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