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- LSO Live present a second album of new works by emerging composers, all of whom have been members of the Panufnik Composers Scheme: devised by the LSO in association with Lady Panufnik in memory of her late husband. The Scheme began in 2005 and each year offers six composers the opportunity to write a three minute piece for the LSO. This recording showcases the works of selected composers from across the first 10 years of the Scheme alongside 'Panufnik Variations', a project by composer Colin Matthews and Panufnik Scheme alumni. Taking a theme from Sir Andrzej Panufnik’s 'Universal Prayer', the work features a series of variations by Max de Wardener, Evis Sammoutis, Christopher Mayo, Toby Young, Elizabeth Winters, Larry Goves, Raymond Yiu, Anjula Semmens and Edmund Finnis, bookended by an opening and conclusion by Colin Matthews. Also featured on this release are works by Kim B Ashton, Leo Chadburn, Bushra El-Turk, Matthew Kaner, James Moriarty, Elizabeth Ogonek, Aaron Parker, Alastair Putt and Duncan Ward.
Colin Matthews says of the Panufnik project, "A real relationship develops, which continues beyond the scheme itself, so that we feel that a ‘Panufnik family’ has been established…. What is remarkable to me is the unity that has emerged from this project : a tribute both to the inspiration provided by Andrzej Panufnik, and to the faith that the LSO has shown in the Panufnik Scheme."
This release will be supported by a wide-range of EPKs, including interview footage with the composers and flimed footage from the recording sessions. The Panufnik Scheme is generously supported by The Boltini Trust & The Helen Hamlyn Trust.
Reviews for The Panufnik Legacies LSO5061:
"There are plenty of imaginative sounds in The Panufnik Legacies, a CD from the LSO showcasing works by young composers." BBC Music Magazine, Orchestral Choice
"The Panufnik Legacies is the disc’s title: it could well be a vital introduction to some talents of the future."
BBC Radio 3 CD Review
"The Panufnik Legacies is an extremely valuable release, demonstrating the London Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to contemporary music, François-Xavier Roth’s dynamic and committed conducting, and that music being written right now is in very good health." Classical Source
Full track listing available on demand
- London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
- 1 CD - 1h 15mn 54s
release date. 2016-04-01