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Ralph Vaughan Williams

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

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1-6. On Wenlock Edge for tenor and orchestra 21:41

1. On Wenlock Edge 3:46
2. From afar 2:21
3. Is my team ploughing? 3:30
4. Oh when I was in love with you 7:19
5. Bredon Hill 0:48
6. Clun 3:42

JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962)

7-11. Suite: The Overlanders 20:39

7. March: Scorched Earth 4:35
8. Romance: Mary and the Sailor 4:28
9. Intermezzo: Open Country 3:09
10. Scherzo: The Brumbies 4:41
11. Finale: Night Stampede 3:43

12. Epic March 9:53

Total duration:        52:30

GERALD ENGLISH tenor
DAVID MEASHAM               conductor

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Benjamin Britten – Early Chamber Music

The Gabrieli String Quartet

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1. Temporal Variations (1936) 13:49
For Oboe and Piano (1936)
2. Phantasy in F minor 11:40
For String Quintet (1932)*
3. Alla Marcia (1933) 2:53
4-6. Thee Divertimenti (1936) 10:14
7-8. Two Insect Pieces (1935) 5:10
9. Phantasy Quartet Op. 2 13:41
For Oboe and Strings (1932)

Total duration:        57:48

DEREK WICKENS  oboe
JOHN CONSTABLE piano
(Kenneth Silito & Brendan O;Reilly violins, Ian Jewel viola, Keith Harvey cello)
*Kenneth Essex second viola

Side note
The posthumous publication and present recording of these works for string quartet, string quintet and oboe and piano offer exceptional insight into Britten’s early development, while the works themselves substantially and fascinatingly extend the range of his chamber music.

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Edvard Grieg – Olav Trygvasion

London Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Chorus

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*OLAV TRYGVASON, Operatic Fragments, Op. 50

For Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra

  1. Scene 1 7:35
  2. Scene 2 14:54
  3. Scene 3 11:20
  4. *LANDKJENNING, Cantata Op. 31 7:39
    (Recognition of Land) For Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra
    PEER GYNT – Choral Scenes from Act 5
    For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra
  5. Night Scene 7:10
  6. Churchgoers Singing on the Forest Path 0:58
  7. Solveig’s Lullaby 6:28

Total duration:        56:36

*First Recordings
Toril Carlsen soprano
Vessa Hansen mezzo-soprano
Asbjørn Hansli baritone

Oslo Philharmonic Chorus (Chorus Master, Oskar Raaum)
London Symphony Orchestra conductor PER DREIER

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Henryk Wieniawski

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  1. Polonaise in D 5:04
  2. Obertass Mazurka 2:13
  3. Scherzo Tarantelle 4:33
  4. Kuyawiak 3:02
  5. Capriccion Valse 4:34
  6. Légende 6:50
  7. Polonaise in A 8:44
  8. Souvenir de Moscow 6:55
  9. Variations on an Original Theme 10:25

Total duration:        52:54

RUGGIERO RICCI violin
JOANNA GRUENBERG piano

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Samuel Barber

London Symphony Orchestra

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in One Movement Op. 9 20:52
  2. Essay for Orchestra No. 1 Op. 12 8:42
  3. Essay for Orchestra No. 2 Op. 17 11:47
  4. Night Flight Op. 19a 9:08

Total duration:        51:02

conducted by DAVID MEASHAM

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Peter Maxwell Davies – Renaissance & Baroque Realisations

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THE FIRES OF LONDON
SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES conductor
Mary Thomas, soprano
Philippa Davies, flute/piccolo/ alto flute
David Campbell, clarinets
Beverley Davidson, violin/ viola
Alexander Baillie, cello
Timothy Walker, guitar
Stephen Pruslin, piano/ harpsichord/ celesta/ honky-tonk/ chamber organ
Gregory Knowles, percussion

1-3. Purcell: Fantasia and Two Pavans 9:02
4. Purcell: Fantasia upon One Note 3:56
5. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor 5:15
6. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major 4:12
7-13. Tenebrae super Gesualdo 15:12
14&15. Dunstable: Veni Sancte-Veni Creator Spiritus 10:11
16-18. Three Early Scottish Motets 9:41
19. Kinloche his Fantassie 3:33

Total:        61:58

 

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