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Finzi: Dies Natalis, Etc / Handley, Bournemouth Symphony


Release Date: 04/05/2007 
Label:  Conifer   Catalog #: 51285   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Rebecca EvansToby SpenceNicholas DanielMichael George
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, pp.124-25) - "Toby Spence sings `Farewell to Arms' (1920s-1945) with expressiveness....Rebecca Evans's soprano is as luxuriant as it was in `Dies Natalis'....The program is also well organized, the oboe work placed in the middle of the five vocal pieces..."
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, pp.124-25) - "Toby Spence sings `Farewell to Arms' (1920s-1945) with expressiveness....Rebecca Evans's soprano is as luxuriant as it was in `Dies Natalis'....The program is also well organized, the oboe work placed in the middle of the five vocal pieces..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dies natalis, Op. 8 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1939; England 
Language: English 
2.
Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15: no 2, When I set out for Lyonesse by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Toby Spence (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
Language: English 
3.
Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet, Op. 21 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Nicholas Daniel (Oboe)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933-1936; England 
4.
Farewell to Arms, Op. 9 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Toby Spence (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
5.
Sonnets (2), Op. 12: no 1, When I consider by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1928; England 
Language: English 
6.
Sonnets (2), Op. 12: no 2, How soon hath time by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Toby Spence (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1928; England 
Language: English 
7.
Let us garlands bring, Op. 18 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Michael George (Baritone)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Composition written: England (1929 - 1942). 

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