James MacMillan on his new viola concerto

Composer James MacMillan talks about creating his new viola concerto, recently given its world premiere by the LPO and Lawrence Power (February 2014)


We began January with the world premiere of James MacMillan's viola concerto, written for soloists Lawrence Power and conducted by our Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski. In this edition of the LPO's monthly podcast we join James MacMillan on the stage of Royal Festival Hall where he spoke about the work to Gillian Moore, Head of Classical Music at Southbank Centre.

Excerpts of MacMillan's Viola concerto recorded at the world premiere performance on 15 January 2014, used by kind permission of Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Limted.