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Jean Sibelius: The Tempest Suite Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 109, Nos. 2, 3
Suite No. 1: II. Humoresque
Suite No. 1: I. The Oak Tree
Suite No. 1: VII. Intrada
Suite No. 1: VII. Berceuse
Suite No. 1: VI. Scene
Suite No. 2: III. Dance of the Nymphs
Suite No. 2: IV. Prospero
Suite No. 1: III. Caliban's Song
Suite No. 1: V. Canon
Suite No. 1: IX. The Storm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass No. 18 in C minor, K. 427, "Great"
Gloria: Qui tollis
George Frideric Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV 54
Part I: But as for his people (Chorus)
Part II: Duet: The Lord is a man of war (2 Basses)
Part III, Moses Song: Moses and the children of Israel sung this song (Chorus)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, "Haffner"
I. Allegro con spirito
Emmanuel Chabrier: Espana
“The Leeds Festival performance of Sibelius's Tempest music - its 1934 UK premiere - is a real find, never previously issued. The later studio performances of Mozart's Haffner Symphony and Chabrier's España are better from the sonic point of view. Beecham at his dazzling best.”
“…the discs highlight - which makes it quite indispensable - is España, a wonderful performance and a superb recording that might have been made yesterday. The infectiously happy ebullience of the playing, lit up with the glitter of castanets, bowls one over...”
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