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Turnage: Remembering [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0306
    UPC 822231130659

    Andrew Cornall producer
    Classic Sound Ltd engineering, editing, mixing & mastering
    Recorded live in DSD 128fs at the Barbican Hall, 19th October 2016

  • Concert Reviews

    ***** 'Rattle Transcends Bachtrack

    **** 'Tremendous’ The Evening Standard

    **** ‘The music blossoms in the eloquence of its heartache’ The Financial Times

    ***** 'Remembering is large enough to be appreciated on its own terms... So melodically profligate a work may reflect the character to whom it pays tribute' The Arts Desk

    **** ‘Turnage and Simon Rattle are old partners in crime...The premiere of the composer’s four-movement Remembering is a compelling new chapter’ The Times

    ‘Consummately given by the LSO and Rattle, this is likely Turnage’s best larger work for orchestra in some years.’ Classical Source

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Sir Simon Rattle
London Symphony Orchestra


Jointly commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra - with support from Susie Thomson - , Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Remembering has been described as one of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s best orchestral works. LSO Live present the world premiere recording of the piece, having also premiered Speranza in 2013.

The work was written for Evan Scofield, the son of Turnage’s friend and colleague, jazz guitarist John Scofield. Evan died of cancer, aged 26, in 2013 and in Remembering, Turnage captures his positive and adventurous spirit, the fourth movement in particular serving as an elegy for Evan. An energetic, pulsating figure, seesawing from double basses to high brass, ignites the piece. Taut rhythmic patterns and swift melodic motifs in each section suddenly break off and shift to fateful, drum-heavy, climactic sounds. It is an powerful and emotional piece that explores both life and death.

Composer   Turnage
Conductor   Sir Simon Rattle
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield', I  
2. Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield', II
3. Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield', III 
4. Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield', IV

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