English String Miniatures Vol. 2

English String Miniatures Vol. 2

     
 

The first volume of English String Miniatures offered a delectable mix of lighter fare, much of it with a strong rural accent. This second installment is equally enjoyable, although the mood is often more serious. Frank Bridge's Sally in Our Alley has a distinct folk flavor as well as a wistful air, while Elgar's Sospiri is a dark, lyrical lament.See more details below

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The first volume of English String Miniatures offered a delectable mix of lighter fare, much of it with a strong rural accent. This second installment is equally enjoyable, although the mood is often more serious. Frank Bridge's Sally in Our Alley has a distinct folk flavor as well as a wistful air, while Elgar's Sospiri is a dark, lyrical lament. All told, there is more variety here: the athletic virtuosity of Haydn Wood's Fantasy-Concerto (with its echoes of Elgar's Introduction and Allegro) contrasting with the sinuous grace of Delius's Air and Dance, and the unpretentious, rustic charm of Vaughan Williams's Charterhouse Suite. The performances are affectionate, despite a few signs of strain in the more vigorous passages of Wood's work, and the recorded sound is warmly atmospheric. Both this disc and its winsome predecessor are not to be missed.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2001
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313506828
catalogNumber:
8555068
Rank:
225207

Tracks

  1. Sally in Our Alley for string quartet  - Frank Bridge  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  2. Cherry Ripe for string quartet, H 119b  - Frank Bridge  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  3. Sospiri for strings, harp & organ, Op.70  - Edward Elgar  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  4. Fantasy Concerto, for orchestra  - Haydn Wood  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  5. Charterhouse Suite for strings [arr. by J. Brown and Vaughan Williams from Short Pieces (6) for piano]  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  6. The Holy Boy, version for string orchestra or string quartet  - John Ireland  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  7. Air & Dance, for string orchestra, RT vi/21  - Frederick Delius  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  8. Serenade to Frederick Delius on his 60th Birthday  - Peter Warlock  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  9. Consort Music  - Geoffrey Bush  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones
  10. Sir Roger de Coverley, Christmas dance for string orchestra, H 155  - Frank Bridge  -  English Northern Philharmonia  - David Lloyd-Jones

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