Steve Elcock: Orchestral Music, Volume Three

Catalogue No: TOCC0616
EAN/UPC: 5060113446169
Release Date: 2022-03-04
Composer: Steve Elcock
Artists: Dmitry Vasilyev, Marina Kosterina, Siberian Symphony Orchestra

This third volume of orchestral music by the Anglo-French composer Steve Elcock (b. 1957) features two symphonies and a quasi-concerto. Over the course of its two movements, the Sixth Symphony, which bears the title Tyrants Destroyed, moves from grief to outrage, rising to a grimly triumphant conclusion. The one-movement Seventh – with some of its material derived from the words of a song Elcock heard in a dream – runs a gamut of emotion, from anger to heartbreak, in its impassioned narrative. Manic Dancing, a piano concerto in all but name, inhabits a complex world of driving rhythms, nostalgic flashbacks and hectic dance music – buoyant and good-natured, like Martinů on speed.

Marina Kosterina, piano (Tracks 8-10)
Siberian Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Vasiliev, conductor

1 review for Steve Elcock: Orchestral Music, Volume Three

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    ‘If you have already been collecting these releases then this disc is self-recommending. If you are new to Elcock, set aside the appropriate amount of time to unpack these compositionally dense and emotionally wide-ranging works before diving in. The Siberian Orchestra under Dmitry Vasiliev play with all the commitment one could want and soloist Marina Kosterina perseveres through the technical challenges of Manic Dancing. […] The recording is good, delivering both the spectral sarabande and climactic waves and peaks of the symphonies with immediate impact.’

    —Christopher Little, MusicWeb International

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