CD release Antarctique
by RCO Live
Durham - 10 May 2014
The live world première recording of Richard Rijnvos' Antarctique has recently been released on Horizon 5 by RCO Live, the in-house label of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Antarctique is the seventh and final part of Grand Atlas, a cycle in which each of the seven world continents is depicted in an orchestral composition.
The work was premièred by RCO with conductor Susanna Mälkki during the 2012 edition of the Holland Festival, in the spectacular gasholder of the Amsterdam Westergasfabriek.
Richard Rijnvos is currently involved in a long-term residency with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. On 12 June 2015 the orchestra will perform the première of his newly commissioned work fuoco e fumo in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Daniel Harding conducting. .