A Memorable Occasion
Redwood, Shostakovich, Janácek and Mozart
from André de Ridder and Sinfonia Viva,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
André de Ridder's last Derby concert as Sinfonia Viva's Principal Conductor was a rather low-key send-off in personal terms, but the players were clearly determined to make it a memorable occasion (Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 24 January 2012).
James Redwood's Peggy on a scooter is the latest of Viva's Orchestra Shorts series of commissions. A portrait of his and poet Hazel Gould's two-year-old daughter, it was an engaging few minutes of bright, pulsing, but not aggressive, rhythmic energy...
Copyright © 30 January 2012