Holloway's rhapsodic, romantic Violin Concerto was inspired both by the Tiffany stained glass of a New York mansion, and by a Fauré song; the accompanying Horn Concerto combines neo-classicism with a darker, Mahlerian mood.
These recordings were originally released on Collins Classics.
Ernst Kovacic violin
Barry Tuckwell horn
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Matthias Bamert conductor
'The rich romanticism of Holloway's writing in these concertos will confound those who think of contemporary classical music as ditchwater dull or ridiculously complex... Echoes of Richard Strauss, British light music, Alban Berg and Fauré emerge from the fabric of both works, leaving the strong individual flavour of Holloway's writing intact.'
The Ancora Series is supported by Arts Council England
All works were recorded in April 1994.
Recording Engineer: JOHN TIMPERLEY
Recording Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS
Editing & mastering: MARIAN TRYGGVASON
(P) 1994 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 1994 NMC Recordings Ltd
Catalogue number: NMC D097
Release Date: 1 November 2003