Ursula Leveaux (bassoon), James Clark (violin), Duncan McTier (double bass), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)
Some of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' most imposing and important music for solo instruments can be heard in his cycle of ten Strathclyde Concertos, composed for and premiered by the soloists of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The ingeniously structured Seventh Concerto, for double bass, is both tense and haunting. The more conventionally laid out Eighth Concerto, for bassoon, is by turns playful and lyrical, and features an important role for timpani. A Spell for Green Corn was written to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the SCO and Maxwell Davies' 60th birthday.
Maxwell Davies Strathclyde Concerto No 7 for double bass and orchestra, Strathclyde Concerto No 8 for bassoon and orchestra, A Spell for Green Corn 'The MacDonald Dances'
Running Time: 1 hr 7 min