Dedication of Paul Mealor's Third Symphony
On November 30th in Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave the first performance of Paul Mealor's Third Symphony, 'Illumination'. The piece was broadcast on BBC Radio Three.
The piece was dedicated to Grahame and Sally Davies, who were both present for the performance. Grahame is Paul Mealor's librettist, and the pair have collaborated on many compositions.
The piece was inspired by the poetry of Dante. It was reviewed in the Guardian which said:
"In his single-movement 27-minute structure, tuned wine glasses, chosen for their aural purity, combine with celeste, bowed percussion and the upper octaves of the piano and strings to create a glistening soundscape, static and impassive."
Mwy information about the simphony can be found here.
Paul Mealor introducing the performance
The performance programme
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