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ALWYN, W.: Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings / Elizabethan Dances / The Innumerable Dance (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Lloyd-Jones)

    





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ALWYN, W.: Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings / Elizabethan Dances / The Innumerable Dance (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Lloyd-Jones)

This fifth volume in the Naxos cycle of the complete orchestral works of William Alwyn features the popular Elizabethan Dances, which contrast ancient and modern dance rhythms from the courts of Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II. The atmospheric Symphonic Prelude “The Magic Island” was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A perfect evocation of Spring, The Innumerable Dance is a tone poem in all but name. This and the exquisite miniature Aphrodite in Aulis have not been heard for over 70 years, and here receive their first recording. Composed during World War II, the Oboe Concerto expresses the composer’s yearning the peace and beauty of the English countryside.


Alwyn, William

  Elizabethan Dances
1.   No. 1. Moderato e ritmico 00:03:02
2.   No. 2. Waltz tempo - languidamente 00:02:17
3.   No. 3. Allegro scherzando (ma non troppo allegro) 00:01:43
4.   No. 4. Moderato 00:03:48
5.   No. 5. Poco allegretto e semplice 00:03:20
6.   No. 6. Allegro giocoso 00:03:24
  The Innumerable Dance - An English Overture
7.   The Innumerable Dance - An English Overture 00:10:37
  Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings
8.   I. Andante e rubato 00:10:47
9.   II. Vivace 00:08:04
  Aphrodite in Aulis - An Eclogue for small orchestra after George Moore
10.   Aphrodite in Aulis - An Eclogue for small orchestra after George Moore 00:05:09
  The Magic Island
11.   The Magic Island 00:10:53
  Festival March
12.   Festival March 00:08:05

Total Playing Time: 01:11:09






Composer(s):
Alwyn, William

Conductor(s):
Lloyd-Jones, David

Orchestra(s):
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Hudson, Eleanor; Small, Jonathan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570144

Barcode: 0747313014477

Physical Release: 12/2006

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