This world premiere recording of the double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra by the Spanish composer Francisco Coll (b. 1985) is performed by Patricia Kopatchinskaja and conducted by the composer. It won the 2022 BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award.
Les Plaisirs Illuminés, a title inspired by Dalí’s painting of the same name, is rooted in Spanish traditions, including flamenco, yet is resolutely modern: ‘Its music is very lively rhythmically, it dances and sings – but at the same time it is very abrupt, always in search of extremes’, says Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The popular violinist is reunited with a longstanding partner who pursues an equally brilliant international career, the cellist Sol Gabetta.
The programme also features the Musica concertante for twelve strings by the Hungarian-born Swiss composer Sándor Veress, premiered by the Camerata in Bern in 1966. A year earlier, the Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera wrote his fascinating Concerto for Strings. A kaleidoscope of colours and sounds from all over the world...