Banks, Tony - Six Pieces For Orchestra

SKU 34-Naxos 8.572986
Tony Banks, composer / Charlie Siem, violin / Martin Robertson, alto saxophone / The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Englishby, conductor.

"Tony Banks, founder member of rock band Genesis, has already written a much admired orchestral work called Seven, which was praised for its genuine melodic gift by Gramophone. His new work consists of six songs without words which may evoke in the listener ideas of seduction, journey, hero, quest, decision and goal. Two of the pieces feature solo instruments - alto saxophone on Siren and violin on Blade - played here by elite soloists, which mesh into Banks's orchestral tapestry with bewitching effect. The remaining pieces reveal his outstanding lyrical gifts and total command of musical narrative. Throughout 2009 Charlie Siem's reputation as one of the brightest new classical artists grew with prestigious concerts in Paris, London, Oslo, Bergen and Basel. He has since enjoyed a very successful career, appearing with major orchestras and at festivals around the world. Martin Robertson began his solo career in 1986, and has since performed as a soloist with the Berlin, Los Angeles and London Philharmonic Orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain."
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