Sir Colin Davis

James MacMillan: The World's Ransoming & The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

LSO0124 CD

James MacMillan The World's Ransoming / The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

James MacMillan The World's Ransoming / The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

Sir Colin Davis conductor

'... a reading of truly visionary intensity. Stunning recorded sound ... offers splendid support to these intense performances’ International Record Review (UK)

The Confession of Isobel Gowdie confirmed Scottish composer James MacMillan as a major talent in 1990. Its inspiration – the brutal execution of a 17th-century 'witch’ – brought from him a score of enormous energy and compassion. Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, The World’s Ransoming is a reflection on the liturgies of Maundy Thursday.

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Reviews

'Sir Colin Davis brings this music into such vivid focus ... readings of truly visionary intensity. Stunning recorded sound'
International Record Review

'if you have yet to sample anything by MacMillan, either of these pieces will serve as a very good introduction ... premium performances at a bargain price' ClassicalSource.com

Artists

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Christine Pendrill cor anglais
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineers

The World's Ransoming recorded September 2003, Barbican, London
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie recorded February and March 2007, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

Catalogue number - LSO0124
UPC - 822231112426

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