OLIVER DAVIS (b.1972): Dance for Violin, Piano and Strings, Fiddlesticks for Violin, Dance Odyssey, Dance Epilogue, for Violin and Strings: Frontiers, Musical Box, Arco, Dancing Folk.
Catalogue Number: 10S087
Description: The second disc of music we’ve offered by Davis (see 04Q087 in April of last year). Appealing and thoroughly approachable, tonal works by a composer with wide experience of film, TV and ballet music, all of which lend an attractive accessibility to the idiom. Broadly, the pieces occupy the middle ground where the neo-baroque concerto or concerto grosso (the concerti involve a concertino group in addition to the soloist or soloists) meets the repetitive gestures of minimalism, to lively, buoyant effect. Kerenza Peacock (violin), Huw Watkins (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Bateman.