British Music – Conducted by Sir Charles Groves = ELGAR, DELIUS, VW, BRIAN, HOLST, WALTON, BRIDGE & Many Others – Warner Classics (24 CDs)
True to its advertisement, this set brings together a fine selection of British music led by a devoted practitioner of his craft. British Music – Sir Charles Groves = ELGAR: Nursery Suite; Funeral March from Grania amd Diaramid, Op. 42; Severn Suite, Op. 87; Caractacus, Op. 35: Complete Cantata; Woodland and Triumphal March; The Crown […]
SIBELIUS: Historic Recordings and Rarities, 1928-1945 – feat. Boult, Beecham, Koussevitzky etc. – Warner Classics (7 CDs)
For his 150th birthday, Sibelius has his classic inscriptions restored for a grand pageant by many of his favored interpreters. SIBELIUS: Historic Recordings and Rarities, 1928-1945 = The Seven Symphonies; Karelia Suite; Andante festive; Pohjola’s Daughter; Belshazzar’s Feast; Tapiola; Night Ride and Sunrise; The Oceanides; Romance in C Major; The Bard; The Tempest; Pelleas and […]
HERMANN SUTER: Symphony in D Minor; WERNER WEHRLI: ‘Chilbizite’ for Orchestra – Aargauer Sym. Orch./ Douglas Bostock – Musiques Suisses
A pair of Swiss Late Romantic composers; music that deserves to be heard.
HAVERGAL BRIAN: Symphony No. 4 "Das Siegeslied" (Psalm of Victory); Symphony No. 12 – Adrian Leaper, cond. – Naxos HAVERGAL BRIAN: Symphony No. 11; Symphony No. 15; Concert Overture: For Valour; Comedy Overture: Dr. Merry Heart – Tony Rowe & Leaper, cond. – Naxos
A pair of Brian CDs from Naxos; other labels have been promoting the British composer as well.
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82; String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56 “Voces Intimae” – Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra/Eric Tuxen/Griller String Quartet – Dutton
Two classic Sibelius inscriptions from the early 1950s that bestow passion and commitment upon the composer’s arch forms.