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Vasco Mendonça: Step Right Up

Gulbenkian Orchestra

Portuguese composer Vasco Mendonça regards this portrait album as a letter to himself written over time and with different chapters that throw light on his long-standing obsessions with drama, ritual and precision mechanism. Group Together, Avoid Speech highlights the string and woodwind principals of the wonderful Gulbenkian Orchestra to create a Baroque concerto grosso on steroids, while Unanswerable Light is a memorial to a friend and a meditation on fury and loss.

The piano concerto Step Right Up is a ritual celebration between the most incredible music box the orchestra and the most beautiful sound machine the piano.

 

 

Interpreters:
  • Orquestra Gulbenkian
  • Benjamin Shwartz (Maestro)
  • Roger Muraro (Piano)
  • Gulbenkian Orchestra
  • Benjamin Shwartz (Conductor)