Sound Out Sunday 18 April 2021
We celebrate the 75th birthday of Latvian composer Peteris Vasks (below) with a new release of works for string orchestra that includes his deeply spiritual Cello Concerto 'Presence', referring to the pure being of his music. We’ll also explore works by the influential Hungarian composer Pancho Vladigerov, as pianist Nadejda Vlaeva takes on his virtuoso writing for piano.
We've encountered conductor John Wilson in many guises before, but tonight sees him directing the Onyx Brass ensemble in a new album that includes the Festmusik der Stadt Wien by Richard Strauss. We'll also explore a stunning new recording by violinist Alina Ibragimova, of the Paganini 24 Caprices.
You can now hear our playlists each week on Spotify, and where possible we'll include all the music featured on the programme.