The Panufnik Legacies II
Catalogue Number LSO5070
1st April 2016
FormatTBCpp booklet, Notes in English
1 CD, jewel case with clear tray
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Total playing time: 75m 54s
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
Reviews for The Panufnik Legacies:
‘There are plenty of imaginative sounds in The Panufnik Legacies, a CD from the LSO showcasing works by young composers.’
BBC Music Magazine
‘François-Xavier Roth and the LSO do these young composers proud on this well recorded CD that is a tribute to both the composers featured and the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme.’
The Classical Reviewer
‘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.’
‘The performance as a whole is memorable for the subtle dynamic shades in the central movements… an acceleration in the work’s final bars showcases the ensemble’s virtuosity and brings the work to a brilliant conclusion.’
‘Simovic sets the Serenade off in stately, ceremonial style, drawing great warmth and depth of tone from the orchestra.’
London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Live present 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
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
Theme 'Universal Prayer'
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
9. Raymond Yiu: Variation 8