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Ensemble

Haunting Performance

Rob Buckland joins Jonathan Trout
and Derby Concert Orchestra
for Borodin, Glazunov,
Piazzolla and Rachmaninov,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Derby Concert Orchestra's mainly Russian programme (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 17 March 2012) began with a spirited account of the overture to Borodin's Prince Igor, though it was marred by some occasionally off-centre woodwind tuning, particularly in the slow introduction.

Glazunov's delightfully unassuming Saxophone Concerto trades more on lyricism than overt virtuosity, and Rob Buckland explored the solo part with playing that embraced a wide dynamic range, from whisper to roar, without compromising the work's essentially intimate character. He then changed from alto sax to soprano for a haunting performance of Piazzolla's Oblivion, in his own orchestral arrangement...

Copyright © 24 March 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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DERBY CONCERT ORCHESTRA

JONATHAN TROUT

ALEXANDER BORODIN

ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

SAXOPHONE MUSIC

RUSSIA

ARGENTINA

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

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