The English composer and conductor Gregory Rose here presents a programme of some of his recent orchestral compositions, prefaced by a 90th-birthday tribute to Aaron Copland. Many of these pieces show the influence of Stravinsky in their angular melodies, brittle harmony, hieratic gestures and fondness for dance. Rose’s Violin Concerto, a single span of nine interlocking episodes, has a similar sense of implicit drama: it casts the soloist as the central character whom the instruments of the orchestra engage in dialogue as the work progresses.
- Birthday Ode for Aaron Copland (1990)
- Red Planet (2013–14, rev. 2019)
- Violin Concerto (2017)
- Suite pour Cordes (2017)
- Seven Dances from Danse macabre (2011)