Hyperion Records has this month announced the release of British violist Lawrence Power's new album: 'James MacMillan Viola Concerto'.
Recorded with conductor Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the disc features contemporary Scottish composer James MacMillan's Viola Concerto - coupled with his newly-premiered 4th Symphony.
''As a performing musician, I’m always inspired and rejuvenated when working with composers ... it's endlessly fascinating to interact with music in such a pure way - without the distractions of tradition and expectation ..." Lawrence has this week told The Violin Channel.
"This extraordinary concerto was written for me in 2014 and since then I have played it all over the world ... James Macmillan is truly one of the most extraordinary voices in New Music today - and I feel very fortunate to record this work, having lived with it on stage for the last few years," the former Primrose International Violin Competition 1st prize winner has said.
James MacMillan Viola Concerto
Lawrence Power, Viola
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label: Hyperion Records
Release Date: May 29, 2020