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Hebden: Six Concertos For Strings / Shepherd, Cantilena


Release Date: 10/09/1992 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8339   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Hebden
Performer:  Lorna RossAlison McIntyreAndrew MorrisHelena Moroney,   ... 
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Astonishingly alive -- Hebden's counterpoint flows so irresistibly that it seems extraordinary he should have been forgotten for so long.

These concerti grossi for strings were written for Vauxhall Gardens in the 1740s, and most of the movements are astonishingly alive. Hebden's counterpoint flows so irresistibly that it seems extraordinary he should have been forgotten for so long. Not all the playing is very polished, but its fresh enthusiasm well matches that of the music. I found myself enjoying this record even more than in 1983, and that wasn't only due to the excellence of the CD quality. Recommended.

-- Gramophone [4/1985]
Astonishingly alive -- Hebden's counterpoint flows so irresistibly that it seems extraordinary he should have been forgotten for so long.

These concerti grossi for strings were written for Vauxhall Gardens in the 1740s, and most of the movements are astonishingly alive. Hebden's counterpoint flows so irresistibly that it seems extraordinary he should have been forgotten for so long. Not all the playing is very polished, but its fresh enthusiasm well matches that of the music. I found myself enjoying this record even more than in 1983, and that wasn't only due to the excellence of the CD quality. Recommended.

-- Gramophone [4/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 2a no 1 by John Hebden
Performer:  Lorna Ross (Violin), Alison McIntyre (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 2a no 2 by John Hebden
Performer:  Andrew Morris (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Strings no 3 in E major, Op. 2a no 3 by John Hebden
Performer:  Helena Moroney (Violin), Angus Anderson (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Strings no 5 in C minor, Op. 2a no 5 by John Hebden
Performer:  Helena Moroney (Violin), Angus Anderson (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 11 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Strings no 4 in E flat major, Op. 2a no 4 by John Hebden
Performer:  Wanda Wojtasinska (Violin), Angus Anderson (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Strings no 6 in D minor, Op. 2a no 6 by John Hebden
Performer:  Robert Jennings (Violin), Alison McIntyre (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 John hebden: Six Concertos for Strings, Shepherd, October 23, 2013 By Timothy K. (Youngstown, NY) See All My Reviews "Simply put, this recording is pleasing. One may be pleasurably absorbed with Hebden's Concertos when listening intently or when listening casually. Though Hebden is not commonly known, nevertheless, his creations are beautiful and pleasing. Cantilena and Shepherd execute the concerti well." Report Abuse
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