Concerto of The Greater Sea by Joseph Tawadros & the ACO

Joseph Tawadros is making a name for himself around the world for his virtuosic oud performances. This latest release, though, features him as composer as well as performer. With the Australian Chamber Orchestra by his side, we are presented with the premiere of his Concerto of the Greater Sea, along with many other one-movement works. With musicians of this quality you can’t go wrong. Highlights are the quartet with Chris Moore, Principal Viola ACO, Matt McMahon on piano, James Tawadros on percussion and, of course, Joseph Tawadros on oud. If you’re a fan of crossover albums, this is your first essential album for 2012.

Kate Rockstrom is from Readings Carlton