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The Panufnik Legacies; London Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth

Notes & Reviews:

LSO Live's The Panufnik Legacies offers a collection of new works by ten emerging young composers. These pieces were commissioned as part of the LSO Panufnik Scheme, which began in 2005 and each year offers six composers the opportunity to write a three minute piece for the London Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of renowned composer Colin Matthews. The scheme was devised by the orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik in memory of her late husband, the composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik. This recording showcases the works of selected composers from across the first five years of the scheme. François-Xavier Roth leads the orchestra in music by Andrew McCormack, Christian Mason, Charlie Piper Fleotan, Eloise Gynn Sakura, Edward Nesbit, Jason Yarde, Martin Suckling, Christopher Mayo, Elizabeth Winters and Vlad Maistorovici.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2013
There are plenty of imaginative sounds in The Panufnik Legacies... In Fleotan, Charlie Piper creates the sense of sounds suspended in the air, while in Christopher's Mayo's Therma, earthy rumblings gradually erupt. A highlight for me, though, was Eloise Nancie Gynn's Sakura in which darker forces emerge and subside against a backdrop of atmospheric shimmers.

MusicWeb International, 10th July 2013
There can hardly be a better and more productive way of remembering a composer than an enterprise such as this...the future of music in Britain is assured when music of the calibre of what is on this disc is being written...I urge music-lovers everywhere to listen to this disc.


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