BIS Records’ recent release of John Pickard’s orchestral pieces has received rave reviews both in Europe and the U.S. The Flight of Icarus, Channel Firing and the Trombone Concerto:The Spindle of Necessity with Christian Lindberg as soloist are featured on this first disc of Pickard’s orchestral music
(BIS CD1578). The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

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The Flight of Icarus

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Channel Firing

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The Spindle of Necessity

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Christian Lindberg (trombone),

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra,

conducted by Martyn Brabbins (BIS-CD-1578)

By kind permission of Bis Records

Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine

International Record Review

The Times review

The Guardian review

allmusic.com

Pizzicato (in German)

Classica-Répertoire – a terrible review! (in French)

Tempo review (with Agamemnon’s Tomb first performance)

The disc was also Editor’s Choice in the June 2008 issue
of Gramophone. Read the review here