EDWARD GREGSON (b.1945): 3 Matisse Impressions for Flute and Piano *, Serenata Notturna for Violin and Piano *, 7 Cameos for Trumpet and Piano, Oboe Sonata *, Alarum for Tuba, Love Goddess for Viola and Piano *, Divertimento for Trombone and Piano, 3 Tributes for Clarinet and Piano. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 04W055
Description: Gregson’s career has followed two parallel paths, one to the top tier of music education and the other towards the international reputation he now enjoys as a composer. This representative selection is Gregson’s own and spans almost half a century from 1965 to 2010, from the youthful exuberance of his Oboe Sonata to specially prepared versions of two of his most evocative compositions, Three Matisse Impressions and Love Goddess. Soloists from the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, Paul Janes (piano).