Recording: Richard Rodney Bennett Marimba Concerto / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, cond. John Wilson (Chandos)
"a colossal and wholly compelling cadenza, played by Colin Currie with supreme technical and musical excellence."
Classical Source, October 2017
"virtuosically played by Colin Currie"
The Sunday Times, November 2017
"This Chandos disc focuses on what Bennett referred to as his "concert music"… and it’s a stunner… Bennett’s diaphanous orchestral textures giving soloist Colin Currie plenty of space to breathe. There’s an exhilarating, athletic coda before a punchy close."
The Arts Desk, January 2018
"Dreamy and sensuous. It’s as if the marimba – in Colin Currie’s expert hands – has insinuated its way into someone else’s ‘trip’. It assumes a super-discreet, obbligato-like role outside of the cadenzas and the only concerto-like confrontation occurs in the second movement, where it displays an uncharacteristic defiance."
"Colin Currie negotiates the work not only sensitively but also with precision and dynamism."
MusicWeb International, February 2018