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Cannon: Lord of Light, String Quartet & 5 Chansons de femme


Release Date: 04/07/2017 
Label:  Lyrita Recorded Edition - Nimb   Catalog #: 1132  
Composer:  Philip Cannon
Performer:  Kenneth BowenIris Dell'AcquaGraham TitusMargaret Price,   ... 
Conductor:  John Sanders
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThree Choirs Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Philip Cannon’s catalogue embraces a broad range of genres from operas and symphonies to songs and keyboard works. His first significant pieces were written whilst he was still a student at the RCM. Musicologist Rollo Myers wrote of Philip Cannon, ‘One is conscious of a strong and instinctive musical personality and a purposefulness which excludes all irrelevancies and anything in the nature of “padding” ... in listening to his music one is never conscious of any deliberate striving for effect; what one hears is a direct and personal utterance’. Each of the three works presented here demonstrate that powerful combination of clarity and originality. The music is an extension of the man – unaffected, fearlessly independent and emotionally Read more honest - and he was unsparing of himself in his quest to realise the full potential of his material. As Cannon himself put it, ‘it is what the music says that counts in sincere compositions, and this should be said as simply, lucidly and directly as possible, and should flow inevitably’. Paul Conway Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lord of Light, "A Gloucester Requiem" by Philip Cannon
Performer:  Kenneth Bowen (Tenor), Iris Dell'Acqua (Soprano), Graham Titus (Bass)
Conductor:  John Sanders
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; England 
2.
Chansons de femme (5) by Philip Cannon
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano), Maria Korchinska (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
3.
Quartet for Strings by Philip Cannon
Performer:  Denes Marton (Viola), Jacques Parrenin (Violin), Marcel Charpentier (Violin),
Pierre Penassou (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 

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