Boult Conducts Butterworth, Warlock, Hadley & Howells (Remastered) London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

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Label: Lyrita

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Interpret: London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

Komponist: George Butterworth, Peter Warlock, Patrick Hadley, Herbert Howells

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  • George Butterworth (1885 - 1916): 2 English Idylls:
  • 12 English Idylls: No. 1 Allegro moderato04:58
  • 22 English Idylls: No. 2, Adagio non troppo04:32
  • George Butterworth:
  • 3The Banks of Green Willow05:33
  • 4A Shropshire Lad08:35
  • Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930):
  • 5An Old Song05:56
  • Patrick Hadley (1899 - 1973):
  • 6One Morning in Spring03:54
  • Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983):
  • 7Procession, Op. 3604:51
  • 8Merry Eye, Op. 20 No. 208:50
  • 9Elegy, Op. 1509:05
  • Music for a Prince Suite:
  • 10Music for a Prince Suite: I. Corydon's Dance07:11
  • 11Music for a Prince Suite: II. Scherzo in Arden05:17
  • Total Runtime01:08:42

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The reputation of George Butterworth, whose life was tragically cut short in WWI, rests on a handful of works including the orchestral pieces on this recording. Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) left just three orchestral works, including An Old Song. Hadley's One Morning in Spring was written for his teacher Vaughan Williams. Herbert Howells's early orchestral and chamber works have ravishing pastoral beauty.

"…sympathetic accounts… Butterworth's Two English Idylls, The Banks of Freen Willow and the sublime Shropshire Lad rhapsody. Tension levels rise markedly for exceptionally insightful readings of Howells's Procession, Merry-Eye Elegy (an extraordinarily rapt display) and lively 1949 diptych Music for a Prince (these last three with the NPO). Warlock's An Old Song and Patrick Hadley's gorgeous One Morning in Spring (written in 1942 for Vaughan Williams's 70th birthday) complete the feast." (Gramophone Magazine)

"a welcome sample of the work of a highly discriminating composer. Merry-Eye offers some lively and attractive invention...Supreme performances and recording, with an outstanding coupling of Butterworth's items" (Penguin Guide)

Herbert Downes, viola
Desmond Bradley, violin
Gillian Eastwood, violin
Albert Cayzer, viola
Norman Jones, cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

Digitally remastered

Sir Adrian Boult
(1889-1983) spoke these words in a broadcast talk in February 1947. As a performer he exemplified the supreme professional. With a baton technique second to none, Boult's greatest achievement was the formation of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1930 and its subsequent development into a world-class ensemble by the end of that decade. The sheer range of music played during his time with the BBC remains extraordinary, including many world and British premieres. Unceremoniously dumped by the BBC at the mandatory retiring age of 60, Sir Adrian then worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1950s. For the last 30 years of his life he served as a guest conductor, except for a single year in Birmingham. Boult was knighted in 1937 and made a Companion of Honour in 1969. He retired in 1979.

In musical and general education the conductor must be unusually well equipped. He must have a great deal of musical knowledge; and I don't just mean of orchestral scores. He must also have a working knowledge of all instruments with which he is to come in contact, including the human voice. (Sir Adrian Boult)

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