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Holst: Beni Mora; Vaughan-williams: The Wasps, Etc


Release Date: 12/19/2000 
Label:  Symposium   Catalog #: 1202   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav HolstFrank BridgeRalph Vaughan WilliamsSir Hamilton Harty,   ... 
Conductor:  Gustav HolstFrank BridgeRalph Vaughan WilliamsSir Hamilton Harty,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraAeolian OrchestraHallé Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection of recordings gives us at once two musical snapshots, of the orchestral life of London in the mid to late 1920s, and of the work of British composers a decade later. It is an odd coincidence that, with the exception of Conversations, all the works on this disc were recorded ten years or so after their composition. This can, of course, in part be explained by the great advances in technology during the 1920s, and also by the fact that some of these composers only achieved a public profile in that decade. But would a newly famous composer, let loose in the recording studio, not want to show off his latest, freshest creation? Rather, the six represented here seem to have been compelled to preserve their most characteristic, Read more most personal, earlier works, those works from which their newer pieces had sprung and without which those pieces would have been impossible. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Beni Mora, Op. 29 no 1/H 107 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Date of Recording: 02/14/1924 
2.
The Sea, H 100 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  Frank Bridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1911; England 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1923 
3.
The wasps: Overture by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; England 
Date of Recording: 1922 
4.
With the Wild Geese by Sir Hamilton Harty
Conductor:  Sir Hamilton Harty
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Ireland 
Date of Recording: 03/26/1926 
5.
The Wreckers: Overture by Smyth, Ethel, Dame
Conductor:  Dame Ethel Smyth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  British Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; England 
Date of Recording: 05/01/1930 
6.
Conversations, F 16 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
Date of Recording: 02/09/1923 

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