Classical home listening: John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London’s latest; Éliane Radigue | Classical music

This is a new issue from. John Wilson and his Sinfonia in London – a famous ensemble in the 1950s and relaunched by Wilson for a special project in 2018 – has become a red-letter day on the recording English music for strings Disc In 2021 (Britain, Bliss, Bridge, Berkeley), the group’s new album, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Delius, Elgar (Chandos), two stringed masterpieces of the early 20th century: Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro (1901, 1904-5) and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis (1910, revised 1919).of Concerto for string orchestra Herbert Howells, RVW and Elgar influences but with a gritty modernist accent, Delius’ Rhapsody slow swallow (arr. Fenby), complete the program.

As always, the excellence of the playing makes this essential listening, the precision and attention to detail, lively and exhilarating. Passionate stuff that puts you on the edge of your seat.

Quatuor Bozzini Eliane Radig Occam Delta XV

About the ongoing series occam deltaFrench composer Elian Radig (b.1932) has collaborated with various performers and has moved in this century from primarily electronic works to music for acoustic instruments. Occam Delta XV (Actuelle) is dedicated For Bozzini, premiered in Montreal in 2018. Radigue’s music is always in flux. The sound doesn’t seem to change, but it does so almost imperceptibly. The business of listening, as the liner notes explain, is part of meditation, increased concentration, or “over-awareness.” From long sustained chords, microtones and harmonic thunders eventually become audible. This process is a powerful antidote to a world of short attention spans. Turn off your phone and find the difference between the two different versions. It was performed live and enthusiastically performed by Bozzinis.

a chance to hear Ensemble 360 From Suk and Brahms to Ravel and Harry Burley in chamber concerts from Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster, recorded last fall music during the roundTuesday to Friday, BBC Radio 3, 1pm / BBC Sound.

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