Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies

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Constant Lambert - Vol. I - Conductor

Constant Lambert - Vol. I - Conductor


Delius:

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Hassan: Intermezzo & Serenade

Koanga: La Calinda

Rawsthorne:

Street Corner Overture

Symphonic Studies

Warlock:

Capriol Suite

The Curlew


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Pearl - GEM0058

(CD)

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Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies

Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies


Rawsthorne:

Symphonic Studies

Street Corner Overture

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Malcolm Binns (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite


“Without losing the necessary edge in the writing, Malcolm Binns (creating their stereo debut in 1979) brings out the expressiveness of the music...The LPO under Pritchard plays with evident enjoyment and the 1977 recording has a fine sense of space and splendid detail.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

Lyrita - SRCD255

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$14.75

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Rawsthorne: Cello Concerto

Rawsthorne: Cello Concerto


Rawsthorne:

Symphonic Studies

Oboe Concerto

Stephane Rancourt (oboe)

Cello Concerto

Alexander Baillie (cello)


“David Lloyd-Jones directs a swaggering, affectionate and ideally clear-headed account of Rawsthorne's masterly Symphonic Studies (1939), one of the most stylish and exuberantly inventive products of British music from the first half of the last century. The work's formal elegance, impeccable craftsmanship and healthy concision are exhilarating. It's an impressively assured orchestral début, its tightly knit 20- minute span evincing a remarkable emotional scope. The present performance is a great success, a worthy successor, to both Lambert's classic 1946 Philharmonia version (now happily restored on Pearl) and Pritchard's admirable 1975 Lyrita recording with the LPO.
First heard at the 1947 Cheltenham Festival, the Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra was composed for Evelyn Rothwell. Brimful of gentle melancholy, it's another delectably cleancut creation, whose touchingly eloquent first movement is succeeded by a wistfully swaying, at times cryptic Allegretto con morbidezza and a spirited, though never entirely untroubled Vivace finale. Impeccable solo work from RSNO principal oboe Stéphane Rancourt and a spickand- span accompaniment to match.
There's another first recording in the guise of the Cello Concerto (1965). This is a major achievement, a work to rank beside Rawsthorne's superb Third Symphony and Third String Quartet of the previous year in its unremitting concentration and nobility of expression. A strongly lyrical vein runs through the notably eventful, ever-evolving opening movement, whereas the central Mesto mixes dark introspection with outbursts of real anguish.
The clouds lift for the rumbustious finale. A substantial, deeply felt utterance, in short, which will surely repay closer study. Soloist Alexander Baillie gives a stunningly idiomatic rendering; Lloyd-Jones and the RSNO offer big-hearted, confident support. Apart from a hint of harsh- ness in the very loudest tuttis of the Symphonic Studies, Tim Handley's engineering is immensely vivid and always musically balanced. Overall, a wonderfully enterprising triptych.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Alexander Baillie has the full measure of the [Cello Concerto's] breadth and sweep. David Lloyd-Jones is a masterly and persuasive advocate of this music.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

“The Symphonic Studies of 1939, his first orchestral score, is richly rewarding, extremely well composed and deftly scored. But beyond that, the content is attractive and compelling. David Lloyd-Jones conducts a magnificent performance.” Sunday Telegraph

Naxos - 8554763

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British Symphonies

British Symphonies


Alwyn:

Symphony No. 5 'Hydriotaphia'

London Philharmonic Orchestra, William Alwyn

Arnold:

Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 48

London Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite

Bax:

Symphony No. 1 in E flat

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Myer Fredman

Berkeley, L:

Symphony No. 3

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lennox Berkeley

Joubert:

Symphony No. 1, Op. 20

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Moeran:

Sinfonietta

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Rawsthorne:

Symphonic Studies

London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard

Rootham:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Rubbra:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 53

Philharmonia Orchestra, Norman Del Mar

Searle:

Symphony No. 2, Op. 33

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Josef Krips

Sterndale Bennett:

Symphony in G minor, Op. 43

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite

Williams, Grace:

Symphony No. 2

BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Wordsworth:

Symphony No. 3 in C

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite


“this is a very significant release which really deserves to be snapped up by everyone, not least those who still cling to the discredited belief that when it comes to composing symphonies, Britain has always been in the second division.” MusicWeb International, September 2016

Lyrita - SRCD2355

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Celebrating 50 Years Devoted To British Music - Set 2

Celebrating 50 Years Devoted To British Music - Set 2


Jacob, G:

Symphony No. 1 (1st Movement)

Jones, Daniel:

Dance Fantasy

Joubert:

Symphony No. 1, Op. 20 (1st Movement)

Lambert, C:

Music for Orchestra

Leigh, W:

Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra

Lloyd, G:

Symphony No. 4 "Arctic"

Maconchy:

Music for Strings

Mathias:

Sinfonietta, Op. 34

Moeran:

Rhapsody No. 2 (1924 rev.1941)

Parry:

Symphonic Variations (1897)

Rawsthorne:

Symphonic Studies

Rootham:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor (4th Movement)

Rubbra:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 53 (1st Movement)

Scott, C:

Early One Morning

Stanford:

Irish Rhapsody No. 4 in A minor Op. 141 'The Fisherman of Loch Neagh and what he saw'

Still, R:

Symphony No. 3 (2nd Movement)

Tate, P:

London Fields

Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Walton:

Music for Children

Warlock:

An Old Song for small orchestra

Williams, Grace:

Ballads

Williamson:

Santiago de Espada Overture

Wordsworth:

Symphony No. 3 in C (2nd Movement)


“The consistently high quality of the performances is striking.” The Guardian, 31st December 2009 ***

Lyrita - SRCD2338

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$20.50

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