Guardian review of Six Speechless Songs

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"And it was the sheer freshness of that playing that came across here. New music opened the programme: a birthday commission called Six Speechless Songs by the orchestra's recently appointed associate composer Martin Suckling. The 32-year-old Glaswegian writes with an astonishingly clear hand. He cuts to the point, illuminates contrast like a chiaroscuro painting and doesn't hide behind clutter. These six fleeting movements were buoyant and shimmering. Among many striking moments were squalling strings, daringly sparse stretches and a yearning trumpet call that glowed like a beacon through the haar. The orchestra played it all with brilliantly lithe attack." Kate Molleson
Period7 Feb 2014
Event titleScottish Chamber Orchestra - 40th Anniversary Concerts
Event typePerformance
LocationEdinburgh and Glasgow, United KingdomShow on map