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Dyson: Violin Concerto, Etc / Hickox


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10337   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Dyson
Performer:  Lydia MordkovitchEric Parkin
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Sir George Dyson...is best known for his vocal music, notably The Canterbury Pilgrims, but these three works—all dating from the peak of the composer's creative life, 1949-51—really make the listener sit up and ask why we have not heard them before. The athletic opening of the Concerto da camera (written in nine parts) has all the energy of Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, and the romantic slow movement brings lovely, veiled writing for a solo string quartet. The finale opens with a warm Larghetto and then develops a joyful brio to match the first movement.
The Concerto da chiesa is more melancholy. Making religious chants or hymn themes its basis it immediately brings a hint of the Vaughan Williams Tallis Fantasia and
Read more comparably uses the contrast of a solo quartet and ripieno throughout, although the poignant lament which develops in the first movement...Both works are full of marvellous invention and should be in the mainstream of our string repertoire.
The Concerto leggiero for piano and strings would perhaps fit less easily into today's concert schedules: it is neither obvious 'pop', or self-consciously weighty, serious and symphonic. But its lightness of touch is immediately engaging at the opening, with its rippling piano roulades and lilting strings. There is a Ravelian delicacy of texture, although the nostalgia is English...The slow movement is elegiac, gentle and haunting and the finale, although marked vivace, retains the work's nostalgia...It is splendidly played, with Eric Parkin a naturally sympathetic soloist, riding the considerable bravura with the lightest touch and spontaneously responding to the rhapsodic changes of mood. So are the two works for strings alone, with the feeling of joy coming through ardently from players freshly discovering the rich rewards of this splendid music."

Ivan March, The GRAMOPHONE (from the review of the original release, CHANDOS 9076)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E flat major by George Dyson
Performer:  Lydia Mordkovitch (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
2.
Children's Suite by George Dyson
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
3.
Concerto leggiero for Piano and Strings by George Dyson
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
4.
Concerto da camera by George Dyson
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
5.
Concerto da chiesa by George Dyson
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto: I. Molto moderato
Violin Concerto: II. Vivace
Violin Concerto: III. Poco andante
Violin Concerto: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare: I. Leggiero
Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare: II. Pastoral: Tranquillo
Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare: III. March: Alla marcia
Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare: IV. Whirligig: Di Ballo
Concerto leggiero: I. Allegro - Vivace - Andante sostenuto ed espressivo
Concerto leggiero: II. Andante - Largamente sempre - Molto largamente
Concerto leggiero: III. Vivace
Concerto da camera: I. Allegro assai
Concerto da camera: II. Andante
Concerto da camera: III. Larghetto - Con brio
Concerto da chiesa: I. Veni, Emmanuel: Andante
Concerto da chiesa: II. Corde natus: Allegretto - Quasi allegro - Tempo I
Concerto da chiesa: III. Laetatus sum: Allegro

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