Marin Alsop conducts MacMillan, Adès & Higdon


© 2008 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2008 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd (tracks 1-5); BBC (track 6)

MacMillan and Adès recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 30 January 2006; Higdon recorded by BBC Radio 3 live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 15 December 2007

Publishers: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd (MacMillan); Faber Music Ltd (Adès); Lawdon Press (Higdon)

Total playing time 60:29

DDD Stereo

Released October 2008

CD: Marin Alsop conducts MacMillan, Adès & Higdon

James MacMillan The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
Thomas Adès Chamber Symphony, Op. 2
Jennifer Higdon Percussion Concerto (European premiere performance; premiere recording; Grammy Award Winner 2010)

Marin Alsop conductor
Colin Currie percussion
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader

These live recordings of three modern classics reflect the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s commitment to contemporary composers. The first two are breakthrough works from 1990 by British composers Thomas Adès and James MacMillan, the third a spectacular concerto by Jennifer Higdon, one of America’s most successful composers. Marin Alsop and Colin Currie give impassioned performances revealing the full range of emotions contained in the music.

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