Peter Serkin (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen (conductor)
Alexander Goehr is a central figure of the post-war Manchester School of composers with Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies. His work is recognized today for its assimilation of intellectual rigour with transparent expressiveness and richly haunting sonorities. This album ranges from the Gabrieli-inspired virtuoso brass of Pastorals and the labyrinthine structures of Marching to Carcassonne, to When Adam Fell, with its extraordinary descending intervals discovered in Bach. Alexander Goehr's close association with Oliver Knussen and the musicians on this recording make these performances uniquely authoritative. Recognized as an artist of passion and integrity, the distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians appearing before the public today.
Goehr Marching to Carcassonne Op 75, When Adam Fell Op 89, Pastorals Op 19
Running Time: 1 hr 3 min