Peter Maxwell Davies - Maxwell Davies: Strathclyde Concertos Nos. 9 & 10 (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 280 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Time: 76:29 min
Peter Maxwell Davies's Strathclyde Concertos, jointly commissioned by Strathclyde Regional Council and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 1987, have given rise to a whole family of concertos for different and unusual instruments. Strathclyde Concerto No. 9 provides an opportunity for woodwind instruments to shine as soloists, the music inspired by the infinite shades of winter light reflected from the seas of Orkney. The final tenth concerto is "a concerto for orchestra that's as bracing as a gale on the rugged Orkney cliffs" (BBC Music Magazine), and the delightful Carolísima is filled with dances and singable tunes.