Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Why don't we know about French composer Jean- Michel Damase who died in 2013 at the age of 85? Martin Yates' exploration of Damase's music for Dutton Epoch is a triumph, revealing an appealing composer in the vein of Poulenc and Honegger. Ashley Wass plays the alluring, jazz-inflected Second Piano Concerto and the Poulenc-indebted Concertino with sparkle and wit, and Anna Noakes the melodic and graceful Flute Concerto, perhaps bringing Jean Franaix to mind. Completing the disc is the Symphonie of 1952, with its lyrical first movement, modal slow movement and gripping finale featuring a radiant transformation of the theme from the first movement and a noble conclusion.
Piano Concerto no.2 (1962) AW
i Allegro Allegro vivo
iii Allegro ma non troppo
Flute Concerto (1992) AN
Concertino for piano and string orchestra (1991) AW
Allegro Andante Allegro Andante
World Premiere Recordings
Martin Yates (conductor)
BBC Concert Orchestra
AW Ashley Wass (piano)
AN Anna Noakes (flute)
Recorded: Abbey Road Studio no.1, London, 1-3 July 2013
Scott of the Antarctic – complete film score
From latest Prog Magazine issue:
"Engineer Michael Dutton’s peerless remastering of the quad mix is simply breathtaking".
Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4 "Turksib"
Organ Concertos & A Mini Discourse by E. Power Biggs