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The Sea In Music

Sea In Music / Various
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578269   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arnold BaxFrank BridgeClaude DebussySir Edward Elgar,   ... 
Performer:  Sarah ConnollyIstván KassaiFrançois-Joël Thiollier
Conductor:  David Lloyd-JonesJames JuddJun MärklSimon Wright,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National OrchestraNew Zealand Symphony OrchestraLyon National Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composers have been inspired by the sea for centuries. For some the stimulus is the sea’s volatility and power to destroy, whilst for others it’s the rhythmic and colouristic opportunities that allow them to paint pictures in sound. These composers take us on journeys both actual and metaphorical, discovering immensity and stillness, and hinting at mystery, and the unknowable chasms between the world of the human and the world of watery nature. Composers have been inspired by the sea for centuries. For some the stimulus is the sea’s volatility and power to destroy, whilst for others it’s the rhythmic and colouristic opportunities that allow them to paint pictures in sound. These composers take us on journeys both actual and metaphorical, discovering immensity and stillness, and hinting at mystery, and the unknowable chasms between the world of the human and the world of watery nature. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tintagel by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1919; England 
2.
The Sea, H 100: no 1, Seascape by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1911; England 
3.
La mer: 3rd movement, Dialogue du vent et de la mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
4.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
5.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: no 3, Sabbath morning at sea by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
6.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
7.
Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony": 3rd movement, The Waves "Scherzo" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1909; England 
8.
Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 8 no 5/RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
9.
Fantasia on British Sea Songs: The Saucy Arethusa by Henry J. Wood
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
10.
Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 1, Dawn by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
11.
Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 4, Storm by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
12.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
13.
Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
14.
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
15.
Scheherazade, Op. 35: 1st movement, The sea and Sinbad's ship by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
16.
Scheherazade, Op. 35: 4th movement, Festival at Baghdad - The Sea - Shipwreck by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
17.
Oceanides, Op. 73 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
18.
Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Tom Bowling by Sir Henry Wood
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; England 
19.
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
20.
Poems of the Sea: 3rd movement, At Sea by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  István Kassai (Piano)
21.
Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 

Sound Samples

Tintagel
The Sea: I. Seascape
La mer: La Mer: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Petite suite: I. En bateau (arr. H. Busser for orchestra)
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: No. 3. Sabbath Morning at Sea
Sea Fever
The Hebrides in D Major, Op. 26, MWV P7, "Fingal's Cave": The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave"
Miroirs: III. Une barque sur l'ocean
Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57: II. The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea
Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony": III. Scherzo: The Waves
Violin Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 8, No. 5, RV 253, "La tempesta di mare": I. Allegro e presto
Fantasia on British Sea Songs (excerpts): I. The Saucy Arethusa
Poems of the Sea (version for piano): Poems of the Sea: III. At Sea: Allegro vivo (version for piano)
Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: No. 1. Dawn
Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: No. 4. Storm
Preludes, Book 1 (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra): Preludes, Book 1: No. 10. La cathedrale engloutie (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)
Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), Op. 27, MWV P5: Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), Op. 27
Scheherazade, Op. 35: I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
Scheherazade, Op. 35: IV. Festival at Baghdad - The Sea
The Oceanides, Op. 73
Fantasia on British Sea Songs (excerpts): II. Tom Bowling
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Overture

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