Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Horizon 8

CD
2 Mar 2018

Barcode: 0814337019396

Composer: MacMillan, Knussen, Ali-Zadeh
Other participants: Martyn Brabbins, Félix Dervaux, Ryan Wigglesworth, Evez Abdulla, Jörgen van Rijen, Iván Fischer, Netherlands Radio Choir

The eight release in RCO Live's Horizon series contains two world premieres (co-)commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: James MacMillan's haunting Trombone Concerto, played by our principal trombone player Jörgen van Rijen and new Passion music by the Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh. Instead of putting to music one of the four New Testament Passions, she chose to use poetry of her 14th century compatriot, the poet Imadaddin Nasimi. Originally commissioned by Barry Tuckwell, Oliver Knussen's nocturnal Horn Concerto is here played by our former principal hornist Félix Dervaux.