Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.3 | Chandos CHSA5230

Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.3

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHSA5230

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th March 2019

Contents

Artists

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

John Wilson

Works

Bennett, Richard Rodney

A History of the The Dansant
Reflections on a Sixteenth-Century Tune
Symphony no.1
Zodiac

Artists

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

John Wilson

About

Bennett had a gift for human relationships – family, partners, friends, and fellow artists. Occasionally, his personal loyalty could become an obstacle to his creativity but overwhelmingly, his relationships were an inspiration.

Each of the four works recorded here have connections to a significant individual in his life. The composition of his First Symphony coincided with the arrival in his life of Dan Klein, who would become his long-term partner. Zodiac is dedicated to the composer Elisabeth Lutyens, whose music and personality Bennett cherished throughout his life, despite her often caustic manner. A History of the Thé Dansant sets poems by his older sister, the poet Meg Peacocke, and doubles as a perceptive but unsentimental memoir of their long-dead parents. And Reflections on a Sixteenth-Century Tune is dedicated to the conductor John Wilson, with whom Bennett shared a musical connection that deepened into a true and lasting friendship.

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