Gramophone: The Listening Room

James Jolly

James Jolly's weekly selection includes Bach from Daniel Lozakovich, Mark-Anthony Turnage from Marc-André Hamelin and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bach for the lute played by Thomas Dunford, and a reprise for Jakub Józef Orlinski's Vivaldi.

A work I’m really glad to have discovered is the Piano Concerto by Mark-Anthony Turnage, a work from 2013 and premiered by Marc-André Hamelin with the Rotterdam Phil and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (and the recording here is, I assume, of that first performance). It’s a highly energetic piece and Hamelin is a magnificent soloist. The central movement is an elegy to Hans Werner Henze but the composer I keep getting little hints of is Leonard Bernstein. 

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