The 14th and 15th of March saw the recording of some very exciting repertoire by Malcolm Arnold with the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of Esa Heikkilä in Belfast. The recording comprises Beckus the Dandiprat, Fantasy on a Theme of John Field, the Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings, Op. 32, and the ‘three-handed’ Concerto for two pianos, Op. 104. The pianists were Phillip Dyson and Kevin Sergeant.
Produced by BBC Northern Ireland, this promises to be an excellent new release from Naxos.