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MacMillan: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 4 - Gillian De Groote (vocals); Vadim Repin (violin); BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Donald Runnicles (conductor)
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At least outside Britain, Sir James MacMillan is best known for his sacred pieces. But he has written a good deal of instrumental music as well, some of it large in scope and unafraid of swinging for the fences (if one may be permitted a baseball idiom in this context). The Violin Concerto, written for the performer here, Vadim Repin, bears in addition a dedication to the memory of the composer's mother, Ellen. The work does not lack ambition, bringing in Scottish folk influences, a grimly Mahlerian Viennese slow movement, ...

MacMillan: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 4 2016, Onyx Classics

UPC: 880040415725