About this recording
Welsh composer Karl Jenkins is one of the most successful musicians of his generation, and his crossover series 'Adiemus' is familiar to fans both in and outside of the classical world. Previously a saxophone and oboe player in the progressive rock scene, Jenkins turned to composition in the 1980s. Palladio, inspired by the Renaissance architect of the same name, was written for and made famous by an advertising campaign for a diamond company. The piece's commercial success led to the composition of two more movements, to complete a suite in the style of an Italian concerto grosso. Away from the world of advertising, its most familiar movement is included on the NDR Philharmonic's latest album of film and TV favourites.