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Geoffrey Burgon - Viola Concerto & Cello Concerto
Burgon:
Viola Concerto ‘Ghosts of the Dance’
Philip Dukes (viola)
Cello Concerto
Josephine Knight (cello)
Merciless Beauty
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

City of London Sinfonia, Rumon Gamba


Chandos releases premiere recordings of Geoffrey Burgon’s viola and cello concertos, alongside the song cycle Merciless Beauty, all performed by the City of London Sinfonia under Rumon Gamba.

For a generation and more of television watchers and filmgoers with even a passing interest in music, the name of the British composer Geoffrey Burgon is associated with a string of successful soundtrack scores: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Chronicles of Narnia and many others. His masterful score for Brideshead Revisited, described as ‘the greatest score ever written for television’, earned him an Ivor Novello Award. However, ‘concert music’ has always been the main thrust of his work which, whilst being sophisticated in structure, speaks powerfully and directly to audiences and musicians alike. Burgon’s love of the voice has led him to write probably more song-cycles than any other living composer and these successes have tended to overshadow his smaller output of purely orchestral music. This new album helps to rectify that imbalance with two premiere recordings.

“Burgon's tightly focused style generates some truly arresting moments...A film sensibility may lie at the core of Burgon's musical personality but there is much here in terms of expressive weight and musical content to ensure that his music stands firm without the need for visual support.”

“The superb Philip Dukes is the dedicatee and soloist in Ghosts of the Dance...a colourful and exhilarating listening experience...The City of London Sinfonia under Rumon Gamba seems to relish this music, as it should.”


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