Diaghilev Dances

Homages for Wind
Clark Rundell,
Royal Northern College
of Music Wind Orchestra
Chandos CHAN 10409

Kenneth Hesketh's Diaghilev Dances (2002) is a coruscating tribute to the great impresario and his musical legend. After a glowing impressionistic Introduction, its succession of Ent'ractes and Dances weaves an enchanting spell, the allusions to Daphnis and The Firebird brilliantly orchestrated as befits a pupil of Dutilleux.

June 2007
Gramophone
Guy Richards