Commissioned for Anthony Marwood, Thomas Adès’s Violin Concerto Concentric Paths
is a glittering gem, full of sparkling virtuosity and breathtaking
lyricism. A swirling and ethereal adventure, this music holds your hand
through a kaleidoscopic journey which is simultaneously complexly
detailed and captivatingly simple.
A kaleidoscope of a diﬀerent kind, Mahler famously believed that a
symphony must contain the whole world. His Fifth lives up to it; it is a
symphonic tour de force of epic scale. Be drawn into the composer’s
universe from the iconic opening trumpet solo; experience inconsolable
sorrow as emotional upheaval transforms into an infectious dance and
ﬁnal sigh of relief.