LSO Live presents the world premiere recording of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Speranza (Hope), conducted by Daniel Harding in his debut recording for the label. Speranza is a monument to the power of optimism in a bleak world - Turnage explains, ''I started working on the piece while thinking about the absence of hope. I wanted to lift people up.'' It is coupled here with From the Wreckage, described by The Times as, ''outstanding: the music begins hellishly but gradually picks up a bluesy swing…'' Premiered in 2005, the original soloist, Hakan Hardenberger reprises the role. Mark-Anthony Turnage is one of the most admired composers of his generation, and has long been associated with the London Symphony Orchestra.
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