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ALWYN: Concerto grosso No. 1 / Pastoral Fantasia / 5 Preludes / Autumn Legend (Lloyd-Jones)


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Embracing the World
– David Lloyd-Jones talks to Jeremy Siepmann

ALWYN: Concerto grosso No. 1 / Pastoral Fantasia / 5 Preludes / Autumn Legend (Lloyd-Jones)

William Alwyn composed some fifty works for the orchestra, including five symphonies, a sinfonietta, concertos for flute, oboe, violin, piano, harp, three concerti grossi, and many other descriptive shorter pieces. The seven works on this recording show Alwyn responding in his own individual way to the various challenges presented to him in writing for the orchestra, from the early Five Preludes, in which one can sense already his keen ear for orchestral colour, through to the self-assured scoring of his maturity in the evocative Autumn Legend.

Alwyn, William

  Overture to a Masque
1.   Overture to a Masque 00:09:42
  Concerto grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Major
2.   I. Moderato molto e ritmico 00:03:24
3.   II. Adagio con moto (alla Siciliano) 00:04:09
4.   III. Vivace 00:03:52
  Pastoral Fantasia
5.   Pastoral Fantasia 00:13:20
  5 Preludes
6.   No. 1. Allegretto 00:01:07
7.   No. 2. Andante 00:01:09
8.   No. 3. Tempo di valse 00:01:15
9.   No. 4. Andante con moto 00:01:53
10.   No. 5. Allegro molto 00:00:45
  Tragic Interlude
11.   Tragic Interlude 00:09:16
  Autumn Legend
12.   Autumn Legend 00:10:55
  Suite of Scottish Dances
13.   I. The Indian Queen 00:01:15
14.   II. A Trip to Italy 00:00:47
15.   III. Colonel Thornton's Strathspey 00:02:08
16.   IV. Reel: The Perthshire Hunt 00:00:52
17.   V. Reel: Loch Earn 00:00:58
18.   VI. Carleton House 00:00:41
19.   VII. Miss Ann Carnegie’s Hornpipe 00:00:55

Total Playing Time: 01:08:23

Alwyn, William

Lloyd-Jones, David

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Dukes, Philip; Pankhurst, Rachel

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570704

Barcode: 0747313070473

Physical Release: 07/2008

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