Irish Classical Recordings: A Discography of Irish Art Music

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Though the term Irish music typically evokes images of fiddles, flutes, and Riverdance, Ireland and its culture have also given rise to a wealth of orchestral music, including compositions ranging from string quartets to operas. In this important new work, author Axel Klein provides much more than a mere discography: he documents and promotes a largely unknown aspect of Irish culture in a unique combination of discographical and biographical information.

Featuring ninety-three recorded Irish composers and forty-three international composers influenced by Irish music, the volume offers the means for scholars and general readers alike to familiarize themselves with a subject to which most of the world, until now, has not been exposed. As most of the music described is currently available on compact disc, Klein's compilation serves as an invaluable resource guide for both academics and amateur enthusiasts.

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AXEL KLEIN has co-edited two volumes of essays on Irish music and is an advisor to the German encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. His other writing includes the monograph Die Musik Irlands im 20. Jahrhundert, on the subject of 20th century Irish music.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xi
Abbreviations xv
Part I Recorded Music by Irish Composers
Elaine Agnew 1
Michael Alcorn 1
Anonymous Medieval and Renaissance 2
Michael William Balfe 3
Gerald Barry 8
Thomas Bateson 10
Walter Beckett 12
Seoirse Bodley 12
Brian Boydell 15
John Buckley 16
Edward Bunting 18
David Byers 19
Rob Canning 19
Turlough Carolan 20
Charles Thomas Carter 21
Rhona Clarke 21
Siobhain Cleary 22
Thomas Simpson Cooke 22
Frank Corcoran 23
Cormac 25
Tom Cullivan 25
Shaun Davey 26
Edgar M. Deale 27
Raymond Deane 28
Seamas de Barra 29
Jerome de Bromhead 30
Donnacha Dennehy 30
Mary Dickenson-Auner 31
Roger Doyle 32
Arthur Duff 40
Michele Esposito 41
Eibhlis Farrell 43
Howard Ferguson 43
John Field 47
Aloys Fleischmann 68
Redmond Friel 68
Stephen Gardner 69
Bernard Geary 70
John Gibson 71
Tommaso Giordani 73
Deirdre Gribbin 76
Joseph Groocock 77
Ronan Guilfoyle 77
Philip Hammond 79
Carl Gilbert Hardebeck 79
Hamilton Harty 80
Paul Hayes 86
Piers Hellawell 86
George H. P. Hewson 87
Michael Holohan 88
Herbert Hughes 88
Marian Ingoldsby 95
Fergus Johnston 95
James Joyce 96
Thomas C. Kelly 96
John Kinsella 99
John F. Larchet 100
Mary McAuliffe 102
Cormac MacDermott 103
Michael McGlynn 104
John McLachlan 110
Dermot Macmurrough 111
Elizabeth Maconchy 112
Philip Martin 115
Frederick May 119
E. J. Moeran 119
Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington 128
Grainne Mulvey 129
Gerard Murphy 130
Alicia A. Needham 130
Havelock Nelson 131
Vincent O'Brien 131
Eamonn O Gallchobhair 132
Jane O'Leary 133
Sean O Riada 134
George Alexander Osborne 137
Geoffrey Molyneux Palmer 138
A. J. Potter 138
Fanny Arthur Robinson 141
Joseph Robinson 141
Ralph Roseingrave 142
Thomas Roseingrave 143
Charles Villiers Stanford 145
John Andrew Stevenson 176
Robert Prescott Stewart 178
Eric Sweeney 179
Joan Trimble 179
Gerard Victory 182
Kevin Volans 184
(William) Vincent Wallace 186
Ian Wilson 188
James Wilson 189
Charles Wood 190
Richard Woodward 201
Part II Recorded "Irish" Music by Non-Irish Composers
Leroy Anderson 203
Malcolm Arnold 204
Arnold Bax 204
Amy Marcy Beach 206
Ludwig van Beethoven 206
Julius Benedict 214
Hector Berlioz 215
Lorenzo Bocchi 217
William Brade 217
Frank Bridge 217
Benjamin Britten 218
John Bull 220
William Byrd 221
John Cage 221
Rebecca Clarke 222
Eric Coates 222
John Corigliano 223
Jean Coulthard 223
Henry Cowell 224
Frederick Nicholls Crouch 226
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst 227
Friedrich von Flotow 227
John Gardner 228
George Gershwin 229
Mauro Giuliani 229
Percy Grainger 229
Victor Herbert 232
Paul Hindemith 233
Augusta Holmes 233
Charles Herbert Kitson 234
Friedrich Kuhlau 234
Charles Martin Loeffler 235
Frank Martin 235
William Thomas McKinley 236
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 236
Bertrand Walton O'Donnell 237
Chauncey Olcott 237
George Frederick Pinto 239
Henry Purcell 239
Ernest Schelling 240
Cyril Scott 240
Arthur Sullivan 241
Raymond Warren 242
Index 243
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