MacMillan: Symphony no 3, The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

> The Confession of Isobel Gowdie - The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
> Symphony No. 3, "Silence" - Symphony No. 3, "Silence"

Album Summary

>MacMillan, James : The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, for orchestra
>MacMillan, James : Symphony no 3 ("Silence")
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is the third disc in the BBC Philharmonic's acclaimed James MacMillan series. The works are conducted by the composer and thus can be considered definitive recordings. James MacMillan is one of Britain's most successful contemporary composers with a high international profile. "MacMillan is emerging as a strong, assured interpreter of his own music, and the Chandos recordings do him full justice." - BBC Music

International Record Review
The development of MacMillan's art, which these two works personify, is one of the more exciting in British music in recent years, and this record joins the earlier Chandos releases of his music as an issue of major importance..

BBC Music Magazine
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, inspired by the brutal witch-hunts that took place in post-Reformation Scotland, has become of the composer's signature works since its enthusiastic reception at the Proms in 1990. The composer's Third Symphony... here recorded for the first time. ...is a hauntingly ambivalent study at both the musical and philosophical levels, with themes and textures arising seemingly from their own absence, interacting and developing, then being allowed to return to their origins. Both works are conducted by MacMillan with the kind of passion that characterises so much of his work as a composer, internalised yet compellingly communicative. The BBC Philharmonic responds in kind with the most committed of performances...



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Works Details

>MacMillan, James : The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, for orchestra
  • Conductor: James MacMillan
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (09/16/2003-09/18/2003)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>MacMillan, James : Symphony no 3 ("Silence")
  • Conductor: James MacMillan
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (09/16/2003-09/18/2003)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002