Alwyn: Elizabethan Dances; Oboe Concerto

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
A proper title for this fifth disc in Naxos' series of recordings of the complete orchestral works of English composer William Alwyn might be "The Lighter Alwyn." With the boisterous "Elizabethan Dances," the lyrical "The Innumerable Dance," the nostalgic "Concerto for oboe, harp, and strings," the evanescent "Aphrodite in Aulis," the enchanting symphonic prelude from "The Magic Island," and the bumptious "Festival March," this volume features Alwyn at his most engaging, most endearing, and most accessible. As in their earlier coupling of his "First" and "Third" symphonies, David Lloyd-Jones and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic present a portrait of Alwyn as a genial, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
A proper title for this fifth disc in Naxos' series of recordings of the complete orchestral works of English composer William Alwyn might be "The Lighter Alwyn." With the boisterous "Elizabethan Dances," the lyrical "The Innumerable Dance," the nostalgic "Concerto for oboe, harp, and strings," the evanescent "Aphrodite in Aulis," the enchanting symphonic prelude from "The Magic Island," and the bumptious "Festival March," this volume features Alwyn at his most engaging, most endearing, and most accessible. As in their earlier coupling of his "First" and "Third" symphonies, David Lloyd-Jones and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic present a portrait of Alwyn as a genial, genuine, and altogether agreeable composer whose skill as an orchestrator is matched by his talent as a tunesmith. While some might find his "Elizabethan Dances" a bit old-fashioned and his "Festival March" more than a bit bombastic, few will deny the charms of the beguiling "The Innumerable Dance" or the beauty of the "Oboe and Harp Concerto," especially as played by oboist Jonathan Small. Although not perhaps for fans of the aggressive modernism of Britten, Alwyn's conservative modernism will appeal to aficionados of Moeran and Vaughan Williams, particularly in Naxos' rich, deep, and colorful sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/2006
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313014477
  • Catalog Number: 8570144
  • Sales rank: 169,321

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–6 Elizabethan Dances for orchestra - William Shakespeare & William Alwyn (17:35)
  2. 2 The Innumerable Dance, an English overture for orchestra - William Shakespeare & William Alwyn (10:34)
  3. 8–9 Concerto for oboe, harp & strings - William Shakespeare & William Alwyn (18:52)
  4. 9 Aphrodite in Aulis, an eclogue for small orchestra (after George Moore) - William Shakespeare & William Alwyn (5:10)
  5. 10 Magic Island, symphonic prelude for orchestra - William Shakespeare & William Alwyn (10:53)
  6. 11 Festival March for orchestra - William Shakespeare & William Alwyn (7:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Lloyd-Jones Primary Artist
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