Kathryn Stott (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)
Dedicated to Kathryn Stott, Peter Maxwell Davies's Piano Concerto is 'one of the most attractive and immediately likeable piano concertos to appear for some time. Miss Stott's performance must be regarded as definitive in its comprehensive grasp of the work's multi-facted appeal.' (The Sunday Telegraph) The symphonic 'Motet for Orchestra' Worldes Blis unites Medieval plainchant with the emotional impact of early 20th century Expressionism, having 'an organic concentration that is unsurpassed in his output' (Gramophone). The impact of Worldes Blis has resonated long beyond its 1969 premiere, and the work's 'sustained and somber melodic evolution, with a resolution that is shatteringly powerful...played with heroic musicality by the RPO' (Gramophone) makes this one of the keystones of Naxos's highly successful series of Maxwell Davies re-releases.
Maxwell Davies Piano Concerto, Worldes Blis
Running Time: 1 hr 18 min