Mark-Anthony Turnage: Speranza; From the Wreckage / Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet. London SO, Harding

Album Summary

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Concerto for Trumpet "From the Wreckage"
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Speranza, for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

LSO Live presents the world première recording of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Speranza (Hope), conducted by Daniel Harding in his début recording for the label. Speranza is a monument to the power of optimism in a bleak world. Turnage explains, "I started working on the piece while thinking about the absence of hope. I wanted to lift people up." It is coupled here with From the Wreckage, described by The Times as, "outstanding: the music begins hellishly but gradually picks up a bluesy swing... " Premièred in 2005, the original soloist, Håkan Hardenberger reprises the role. Turnage is one of the most admired composers of his generation, and has long been associated with the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Times
The conductor Daniel Harding delivered a passionate performance of this eloquent, largely optimistic work.

Classical Source
Make no mistake - Speranza is a serious statement by a composer with the substance and technique to bring it off.

The Guardian
It's one of the best of Turnage's recent scores. Harding did superb things with its tensions and textures.

Bachtrack.com
It's a piece with an exquisitely careful structure, and Harding's shaping of it was ideal.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Barbican, London (2013).



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Works Details

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Concerto for Trumpet "From the Wreckage"
  • Performer: Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004-2005
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Speranza, for orchestra
  • Performer: Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Running Time: 39 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012
  • Studio/Live: Live