A musical journey taking us north to Scotland, working our way to the Orkneys and through to the Hebrides.
This fascinating concert draws on the connections of the talented young Scottish pianist Christopher Guild who guides us on this voyage of discovery through music both familiar and new.
Three of the composers were appointed as Masters of the Queen’s Music and all of them lived, were inspired by and shared a love of this magical Gaelic land of rugged landscapes and remote islands.
“Rounded, fully-achieved performance… coiled energy and melodic grace” – The Daily Telegraph
“Riveting… a superbly well prepared performance from Guild” – Classical Source
Ronald Stevenson South Uist (Hebridean) Folk Song Suite
James Macmillan Piano Sonata
Peter Maxwell Davies Yesnaby Ground
Judith Weir The Art of Touching the Keyboard
Ronald Center Piano Sonata
Sir Arnold Bax Piano Sonata No.3 in G#
Ronald Stevenson Hebridean Seascape