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Music For Strings - Elgar, Delius, Bridge, Britten, Purcell


Release Date: 10/15/2008 
Label:  London/Decca British Collection Catalog #: 425160   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Henry PurcellSir Edward ElgarBenjamin BrittenFrederick Delius,   ... 
Performer:  Emanuel HurwitzJosé Luis GarciaCecil AronowitzBernard Richards
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These are all superlative performances, played with great skill and tremendous enthusiasm by an inspired ECO. The Introduction and Allegro . . . is very much a re-creative, composer's interpretation, watchful, highly sensitive and deeply felt. The Purcell, too, is superbly balanced highly expressive, and rich in understanding. . . . Britten brings care and affection to the Delius arrangements, and to the spirited little piece by his admired master, Frank Bridge." -- Gramophone "These are all superlative performances, played with great skill and tremendous enthusiasm by an inspired ECO. The Introduction and Allegro . . . is very much a re-creative, composer's interpretation, watchful, highly sensitive and deeply felt. The Purcell, too, is superbly balanced highly expressive, and rich in understanding. . . . Britten brings care and affection to the Delius arrangements, and to the spirited little piece by his admired master, Frank Bridge." -- Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1969 
2.
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Emanuel Hurwitz (Violin), José Luis Garcia (Violin), Cecil Aronowitz (Viola),
Bernard Richards (Cello)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
Date of Recording: 1969 
3.
Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 1977 
4.
Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1933-1934; England 
Date of Recording: 1969 
5.
Aquarelles (2) by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Notes: Orchestrated: Fenby 
6.
Sir Roger de Coverley, H 155 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
Date of Recording: 1969 

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