Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review: The Scotsman

Out of the Silence: Orchestral Music by John McLeod. CD Review: The Scotsman. by Ken Walton Now in his 80s, a remarkably sprightly John McLeod has been writing music of immense character and craftsmanship of late. The most recent piece on this disc dedicated entirely to the Edinburgh-based composer is the title track, Out of the Silence, which in turn … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review: The Herald

Out of the Silence – RSNO/John McLeod/Dame Evelyn Glennie.  CD review: The Herald by Keith Bruce.   THIS is without doubt a major release in terms of contemporary Scottish orchestral music, yet there is a sense of our national orchestra playing catch-up. It is the Scottish Chamber Orchestra that will premiere McLeod’s new viola concerto, Nordic Fire, in October, and … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review, : Lebrecht Listens

LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nothing Thrills More Than Finding A Composer We Can Love, 22nd of June, 2018 by Norman Lebrecht. ★★★★ (out of five) The late Michael Kennedy, lifelong Telegraph critic, once told me he lost interest in new music in his late sixties. Michael had known Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten and reckoned their successors were not up … Read More