James Clark (violin), Catherine Marwood (viola), David Nicholson (flute), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concertos are amongst his most imposing contributions to the genre. The solo pairing of his Concerto No 5 was inspired by Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, the soloists appearing in dialogue over intricate harmonies and dense string textures. Illuminated by Peter Bruegel's painting Children's Games, the distinctively scored Concerto No 6 has an uninhibited lightness and transparency. These re-releases of Peter Maxwell Davies's remarkable recorded legacy have become a significant part of the Naxos contemporary music catalogue, with each new title eagerly awaited by fans and aficionados. This recording of the Fifth and Sixth Strathclyde Concertos has the added attraction of following hot on the heels of the July release of Strathclyde Concertos Nos 3 and 4 (8572353). Performed by the work's dedicatees, these recordings are the definitive reference for this significant concerto repertoire, and their return to general availability will be widely welcomed.
Davies Strathclyde concerto No 5, Strathclyde concerto No 6
Running Time: 59 min