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Clifford: The Cowes Suite, A Pageant of Youth, Voyage at Dusk, Hunted and other works

Clifford: The Cowes Suite, A Pageant of Youth, Voyage at Dusk, Hunted and other works


Clifford:

The Cowes Suite

A Pageant of Youth

World Premiere Recording

Voyage at Dusk

World Premiere Recording

Hunted - Suite from the film

World Premiere Recording

Left of the Line - Suite from the Canadian Army Film Unit documentary

World Premiere Recording

Dargo: A Mountain Rhapsody

World Premiere Recording

An Irish Comedy Overture

World Premiere Recording

Victorian Polka

World Premiere Recording


Australian-born Hubert Clifford started his musical career in Melbourne but came to England in 1930 and remained there for the rest of his career. He taught music in a boys’ grammar school, moved to the BBC and then became Alexander Korda’s music director at London Films, ending as the BBC’s Head of Light Music. This exploration of Clifford’s music, covering a 30-year span, presents his tuneful early orchestral works written in Melbourne, including Dargo: A Mountain Rhapsody, a glorious Moeranesque evocation of his childhood home. Two of his film scores, Left of the Line and Hunted, and his commission for the BBC’s 1958 Light Music Festival, the Cowes Suite, which celebrates famous yachtsman Uffa Fox, provide colourful contrast.

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Chaminade: Callirhoë - Ballet Symphonique & Concertstück for piano and orchestra

Chaminade: Callirhoë - Ballet Symphonique & Concertstück for piano and orchestra


Chaminade:

Callirhoë - Ballet Symphonique

Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40

Victor Sangiorgio (piano)


The year 1888 was a remarkable one for French pianist-composer Cécile Chaminade. Her large-scale “ballet symphonique” Callirhoë was produced at Marseilles on 16 March, and a few weeks later, on 18 April, there followed the Concertstück for piano and orchestra, well received in Antwerp and soon across the world. Here they make a cherishable coupling, and Callirhoë is recorded in its complete form for the first time, proving to be a delightful and varied discovery. Chaminade is remembered for her many piano miniatures and mélodies, but soloist Victor Sangiorgio’s brilliant performance of the Concertstück for piano and orchestra, in which he effortlessly projects its flamboyant pianism, reminds us of what a romantic and affecting composer Chaminade could be when given an extended musical canvas.

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Walton & Bliss: Violin Concertos

Walton & Bliss: Violin Concertos

Original version of Walton's Violin Concerto


Bliss:

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Walton:

Violin Concerto

orginal version from 1939


The Walton and the Bliss Violin Concertos make a compelling programme, given added interest here by the revival of the original version of the Walton Concerto, unheard since the early 1940s. After the earliest performances, Walton rescored it without altering the solo part, and in this superb new recording featuring the eloquent violin of Lorraine McAslan, we can fully appreciate the composer’s first thoughts, which perhaps are more a reflection of the pre-Second World War musical world. The Bliss Concerto remains the most impressive British violin concerto not in the day-to-day repertoire, and Lorraine McAslan not only underlines its lyrical qualities but also plays the complete version, reinstating the minor cuts that are sometimes made.

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Love Story: Piano Themes From Cinema’s Golden Age

Love Story: Piano Themes From Cinema’s Golden Age


Addinsell:

Warsaw Concerto

Invocation

Bath:

Cornish Rhapsody

Beaver:

Portrait of Isla

Bennett, R R:

Murder on the Orient Express: Overture

Bridgewater:

Legend of Lancelot

Davis, C:

Pride and Prejudice: theme

Farnon:

Seashore

Grusin:

On Golden Pond: New Hampshire Hornpipe

Leslie-Smith:

The Mansell Concerto

Lucas, L:

Stage Fright Rhapsody from Stage Fright

Rota, N:

The Legend of the Glass Mountain

Shostakovich:

The Unforgettable Year 1919 - suite Op. 89a: The Storming Of Red Hill (Assault On Beautiful Gorky)

Williams, Charles:

Jealous Lover (The Apartment)

The Dream of Olwen


Valentina Lisitsa explores the glorious music of cinema’s unparalleled golden era.

Valentina looks back to the cinematic glory days of the big screen, performing the finest piano concerto music composed especially for film.

A genre originally influenced by Rachmaninov’s popular piano concertos, these pieces are arresting original scores for piano and orchestra composed for movies of the 1940s and 1950s including Dangerous Moonlight, Stagefright, and The Apartment.

The album also brings us up-to-date with captivating music from Murder on the Orient Express, On Golden Pond and Pride & Prejudice.

This is a feast of original works by well-known luminaries such as Nino Rota, Richard Addinsell, Carl Davies, Richard Rodney-Bennett and Dimitri Shostakovich, set alongside scores from Charles Williams, Hubert Bath, Robert Farnon and others.

These pieces feature in films by legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Leslie Arliss and Mark Rydell, accompanied by the great actors of the time such as Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Albert Finney, Jack Lemmon, Ingrid Bergman and many more.

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English Fantasy

English Fantasy

Music for clarinet and orchestra


Dankworth:

Clarinet Concerto 'The Woolwich'

Hawes, P:

Clarinet Concerto

Reade:

Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite

Todd:

Concerto for Emma


Emma Johnson (clarinet)

BBC Concert Orchestra, Philip Ellis

This album is particularly close to my heart because it contains music written especially for me; the composers have paid me the great compliment of writing with my playing in mind, in some cases collaborating closely with me, in others simply prese nting me with a finished work, and in all cases creating a distinctive, English piece which makes a worthwhile addition to the repertoire for solo clarinet with orchestra.

These four composers have all also dared to write melodically whilst still managing to find new things to say. Does it take courage to write melodically? Well, yes, when you live in an age where art has to be forever stretching boundaries to be taken seriously. However English Fantasy contains music which I hope will entertain and move a contemporary audience whilst unapologetically rooting itself in the traditions of the past.

“An amiable disc exploring the light end of contemporary clarinet composition in works written especially for soloist Emma Johnson. This is music that doesn’t make too many demands on the listener, yet is well crafted” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

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Arthur Sullivan: Macbeth, The Tempest & Marmion Overture

Arthur Sullivan: Macbeth, The Tempest & Marmion Overture


Sullivan, A:

Macbeth

The Tempest - incidental music (excerpts)

Marmion


Mary Bevan (soprano), Fflur Wyn (soprano), Simon Callow (speaker)

BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers, John Andrews

This 2-CD set brings together for the first time Arthur Sullivan’s complete incidental music to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and The Tempest with his concert overture, Marmion. The Tempest was Sullivan’s graduation work from the Leipzig Conservatoire, and its rapturous reception in London in 1862 launched his career. The Macbeth music comes from the other end of Sullivan’s creative life. Commissioned by Henry Irving for his famous production at the Lyceum Theatre, it includes sublime melodic writing, ravishing orchestration (including the atmospheric use of two harps) and a dark dramatic energy. For both plays, Sullivan interwove music and text seamlessly – most impressively in the scenes between Macbeth and the Witches. Simon Callow’s wonderful performance of Shakespeare’s text makes it possible to appreciate how truly theatrical this music is. Marmion was composed after the epic poem by Walter Scott, which culminates in the Battle of Flodden Field. Until now, it has been heard only in a heavily abbreviated version. This recording restores the composer’s original narrative structure, with sparkling playing from the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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“The BBC Concert Orchestra play with warmth and style, the BBC Singers go at it with spirit and Mary Bevan makes an enchanting Ariel. John Andrews does an excellent job of integrating the orchestra with Simon Callow’s spoken chunks of Shakespeare” Gramophone Magazine, October 2016

“the music is pure delight. Mary Bevan’s Ariel beguiles the ear.” Sunday Times, 24th July 2016

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Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: Suite in A for Violin and Orchestra

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: Suite in A for Violin and Orchestra


Gibbs, C A:

Crossings - suite for orchestra, Op. 20

World Premiere Recording

The Enchanted Wood, Op. 25 (1919) - a dance phantasy for piano, violin obbligato and strings with soloists

World Premiere Recording

Ben Dawson (piano) & Charles Mutter (violin)

A Vision of Night, Op. 38 - Symphonic Poem

World Premiere Recording

Dusk (from Fancy Dress)

Suite, Op. 101

World Premiere Recording

Charles Mutter (violin)

The Cat and the Wedding Cake (from the television operetta Mr Cornelius)

World Premiere Recording

Four Orchestral Dances

World Premiere Recording


“Decently performed, lovingly recorded, Dutton’s conspectus, chronologically arranged, sensibly includes his famous slow waltz, Dusk – the half-light is Armstrong Gibbs’s orchestral speciality” BBC Music Magazine, September 2016 ***

“On the strength of this well-filled disc of premiere recordings, [Armstrong Gibbs’s] light orchestral music [is]…charming, well-crafted and warmly melodious…[and] it’s hard to imagine anyone making a more handsome case than Ronald Corp and the BBC Concert Orchestra do here.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2016

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Walter Braunfels Vol. 3

Walter Braunfels Vol. 3


Braunfels:

Don Gil von den grünen Hosen Suite

World Premiere Recording

Konzertstücke in C-sharp minor for piano and orchestra, Op. 64

World Premiere Recording

Piers Lane (piano)

Die Taubenhochzeit aus der Oper Die Vögel, Op. 30, No. 2

Serenade Op. 20


“The performances are strong. Wildner has a fine understanding of Braunfels’s eclectic but always immediate style, and there’s some superb playing, with the BBC CO wind on virtuoso form…Piers Lane powers his way through [the Konzertstück] with great dexterity and formidable interpretative weight” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

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Miklós Rózsa: Cello Concerto & Sinfonia Concertante

Miklós Rózsa: Cello Concerto & Sinfonia Concertante


Rozsa:

Concerto For Cello And Orchestra, Op. 32

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, Op. 29

Philippe Graffin (violin)


Alto - ALC1274

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Henry Kimball Hadley: Salome & San Francisco

Henry Kimball Hadley: Salome & San Francisco


Hadley, H:

Scherzo Diabolique

Salome, Op. 55

Cleopatra’s Night, Op. 90

Othello Overture, Op. 96

San Francisco, Op. 121

The Enchanted Castle Overture, Op. 117


BBC Concert Orchestra, Rebecca Miller

Henry Kimball Hadley (1871-1937) was one of the leading American composers of the inter-war years and before. He developed his art from music founded in that of the German late romantic composers, but he subsequently searched for the roots of a distinctive American style, his musical car-ride Scherzo Diabolique being the Short Ride in a Fast Machine of its time. This Dutton Epoch survey presents six varied scores – all splendid discoveries – from across Hadley’s career in mostly world premiere recordings.

“[Hadley's] music, though popular in his lifetime, has an eclectic quality that nowadays strikes us as derivative…the performances from the BBC Concert Orchestra under the American conductor Rebecca Miller are finely judged and nicely virtuous” Gramophone Magazine, October 2015

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