Under the Hear And Now banner, this concert by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra confirmed the ensemble's admirable commitment to performing and broadcasting contemporary repertoire.
They began with Arne Gieshoff's Stanza, a short work which nevertheless managed to cram plenty of excitement and impact into its five-minute duration. This was followed by Alasdair Nicolson's The Last Meeting, a haunting elegy inspired by the legend of Orpheus and Euridice and starring the orchestra's two horn players, who gave a superbly sustained performance in what was effectively a double concerto.
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