Stuart MacRae: Violin Concerto


Stuart MacRae’s Violin Concerto, commissioned for the 2001 BBC Proms, is performed here by soloist Christian Tetzlaff with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under its chief conductor Ilan Volkov; it is coupled with Stirling Choruses, written for the brass section of the BBC SSO, which portrays the “dark and foreboding” Stirling Castle.

These are works are joined by Motus, a processional for 6 instruments; and Two Scenes from the Death of Count Ugolino, for voice and instrumental ensemble – based on a gruesome section of Dante’s Inferno, and featuring mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg, with conductor Susanna Mälkki.