Ahead of Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker’s premiere in Berlin tonight (21 June), LSO Live have presented the world premiere recording of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Remembering, Im Memoriam Evan Scofield. Turnage wrote Remembering for Evan Scofield, the son of his friend and colleague, jazz-guitarist John Scofield. Evan sadly passed away at the age of 26. This piece strives to capture his positive and adventurous spirit.
It is now available to stream and download from all major digital music services. Apple Music subscribers will be also able to watch the world premiere in full, alongside interviews with Simon and Mark on Apple Music.
The premiere in January of this year was widely praised in the UK press:
★★★★★ Mark Thomas, Bachtrack, 20 January 2017
“Remembering is large enough to be appreciated on its own terms … So melodically profligate a work may reflect the character to whom it pays generous tribute.”
★★★★★ Peter Quantrill, The Arts Desk, 20 January 2017
“The music blossoms in the eloquence of its heartache.”
★★★★ Richard Fairman, The Financial Times, 22 January 2017
“Turnage and Simon Rattle are old partners in crime … The premiere of the composer’s four-movement Remembering is a compelling new chapter.”
★★★★ Neil Fisher, The Times, 23 January 2017
“Consummately given, this is likely Turnage’s best larger work for orchestra in some years.”
★★★★ Richard Whitehouse, Classical Source, 19 January 2017
As well as listening to Remembering, you can now also watch January’s world premiere performance on Apple Music. In July, LSO Live will also release their first Blu-ray & DVD concert film, an innovative all-French programme conducted by Simon and featuring acclaimed soloists Leonidas Kavakos and Julia Bullock. From 30 June, you will be able to watch these performances online via Apple Music.