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English Landscapes / Elder, Hallé Orchestra


Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  Hallé   Catalog #: 7512   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Arnold BaxRalph Vaughan WilliamsGerald FinziFrederick Delius,   ... 
Performer:  Lyn Fletcher
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé OrchestraHallé Orchestra Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the rarity on its latest in-house disc, the Hallé has reached into its own past for Gerald Finzi’s The Fall of the Leaf, left partly unorchestrated when the composer died in 1956, and completed by Howard Ferguson for a Hallé premiere under John Barbirolli the following year. It’s a touching elegy with a powerful climax, performed here with obvious affection. On more familiar territory, the orchestra’s leader Lyn Fletcher catches the ‘chirrup, whistle, slur and shake’ of Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending to sweet perfection; RVW’s First Norfolk Rhapsody is suitably atmospheric; and Bax’s Tintagel surges and roars majestically, though here the generally good recording lacks a little opulence.

The only other
Read more possible cavils concern the programming. Perhaps something reflecting the Hallé’s own northern landscapes could have replaced the French and Norwegian scenes of Delius’s Summer Night on the River and On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring. And short unaccompanied choral items by Elgar and Ireland, sung with precise chording and enunciation, are tacked on at the end rather than integrated into a programme for continuous listening. But you don’t need an iPod to shuffle, and whatever order you play this disc in you’ll find something to enjoy.
Performance: *****
Sound: ****

-- Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tintagel by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1919; England 
2.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Lyn Fletcher (Violin)
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
3.
The Fall of the Leaf, Op. 20 by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1941; England 
4.
Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1906; England 
5.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
6.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
7.
Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30: As Torrents in Summer by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; England 
8.
The Hills by John Ireland
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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