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The Panufnik Legacies II – LSO Live

The Panufnik Legacies II

  • Catalogue Number LSO5070
    UPC 822231507024

    Release Date
    1st April 2016

    1 CD, jewel case with clear tray
    Audio: 2.0 Stereo
    Total playing time: 75m 54s

    TBCpp booklet, Notes in English

    24bit 96kHz PCM recording, live in session at LSO St Luke’s
    3rd & 4th June 2015

    Jonathan Stokes producer
    Classic Sound Ltd engineering, editing, mixing & mastering

  • ‘This stimulating release is every bit as impressive as its predecessor. What’s more, it is superbly played and recorded, clear, faithful and dynamic, with stunning impact when required… Each composer here represented is imaginative and confident, and of course they benefit hugely from the Panufnik Scheme, having the LSO on scintillating form, and from the dedicated conducting of François-Xavier Roth. This release is enthusiastically recommended for the music, the performances and for the outstanding quality of the recorded sound.’
    Classical Source

    ‘The Panufnik Scheme…gives access to the rare resource of a Symphony Orchestra. There are some more unusual choices and I think that’s what makes this disc really fascinating. [Francois Xavier-Roth] is someone who is trying to shake things up and I think a major force is emerging there. I love hearing these Panufnik Legacies.’
    BBC Radio 3


François-Xavier Roth
London Symphony Orchestra

LSO Live presents an 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 composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik, the Scheme began in 2005 and each year offers six composers the opportunity to write a three minute piece for the LSO. The pieces featured on this release were recorded by the Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s under the baton of François-Xavier Roth, a conductor renowned for his interpretations of contemporary music.

Following on from The Panufnik Legacies, a release which presented works by composers from across the first five years of the Scheme, this recording showcases the works of selected composers from across the first ten years of the Scheme alongside Panufnik Variations, a project that brings together Colin Matthews and Panufnik Scheme graduates. Taking a theme from Sir Andrzej Panufnik’s Universal Prayer as a starting-point, the work features a series of variations showcasing the sounds and styles of Panufnik Scheme alumni 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.’

The Panufnik Scheme is generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust. The Panufnik Legacies II was generously supported by the Boltini Trust.

Composers   Colin Matthews, Max de Wardener,
Evis Sammoutis, Christopher Mayo, Toby Young, Elizabeth Winters, Larry Goves, Raymond Yiu, Anjula Semmens, Edmund Finnis, Duncan Ward, Alastair Putt, Aaron Parker, Kim B Ashton,
James Moriarty, Elizabeth Ogonek, Leo Chadburn, Bushra El-Turk, Matthew Kaner
Conductor   François-Xavier Roth
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Panufnik [orch. Matthews]: Panufnik Variations
Theme 'Universal Prayer'
2. Colin Matthews: Variation 1
3. Max de Wardener: Variation 2
4. Evis Sammoutis: Variation 3
5. Christopher Mayo: Variation 4
6. Toby Young: Variation 5
7. Elizabeth Winters: Variation 6
8. Larry Goves: Variation 7
9. Raymond Yiu: Variation 8
10. Anjula Semmens: Variation 9
11. Edmund Finnis: Variation 10
12. Colin Matthews: Variation 11 'Finale'
13. Duncan Ward: P-p-paranoia
14. Alastair Putt: Spiral
15 - 18. Aaron Parker: Captured
19. Kim B Ashton: Spindrift
20 - 22. James Moriarty: Granular Fragments
23. Elizabeth Ogonek: as though birds
24. Leo Chadburn: Brown Leather Sofa
25. Bushra El-Turk: Tmesis
26-27. Matthew Kaner: The Calligrapher's Manuscript

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