PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (b.1934): Strathclyde Concertos No. 3 for Horn, Trumpet and Orchestra and No. 4 for Clarinet and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 08P073
Description: The 1989 No. 3 is in a single-movement, five-section form lasting 31 minutes. Its brassy brilliance and energy is derived from the Trumpet Concerto and the only-slightly earlier Fourth Symphony. From the following year, the two linked movements of No. 4 balance melodic flights and florid runs amidst virtuosic orchestral material with an adagio second movement in the composer's spare, cold, birdcall-riven style. Robert Cook (horn), Peter Franks (trumpet), Lewis Morrison (clarinet), Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Peter Maxwell Davies. Original 1991 Collins Classics release.