Brian: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 18

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COMPOSERS: Brian
LABELS: Naxos
ALBUM TITLE: Brain – Violin Concerto
WORKS: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 18
PERFORMER: Marat Bisengaliev (violin); BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Lionel Friend
CATALOGUE NO: 8.557775
Volleys of brass and percussion shot through richly lyrical passages, gaunt modernisms clashing with folk-like melodic musings – Brian’s so-called ‘productive discontinuities’ of mood and structure are much in evidence in this provocative coupling. Bisengaliev performs heroically in the Concerto. Terry Blain

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