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Blake: Violin Concerto, A Month In The Country, Etc / Daniel


Release Date: 09/20/1994 
Label:  Asv   Catalog #: 905   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Howard Blake
Performer:  Christiane Edinger
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

World premiere recordings of three major additions to the repertoire of attractive contemporary British music. Howard Blake (best known for 'The Snowman' music) has created a masterpiece with the Violin Concerto written to celebrate the Leeds City Charter Centenary 1993. It is a work of great power and virtuosity, yet full of intense beauty. This brilliant performance is given by the same artists who gave the premiere. It marks the ASV debut of the magnificent German violinist Christiane Edinger. Gramophone Critics' Choice Penguin Guide *** Gramophone Good CD Guide Recommendation 'Inspired, intense, full of melody . . . most enjoyable' Gramophone World premiere recordings of three major additions to the repertoire of attractive contemporary British music. Howard Blake (best known for 'The Snowman' music) has created a masterpiece with the Violin Concerto written to celebrate the Leeds City Charter Centenary 1993. It is a work of great power and virtuosity, yet full of intense beauty. This brilliant performance is given by the same artists who gave the premiere. It marks the ASV debut of the magnificent German violinist Christiane Edinger. Gramophone Critics' Choice Penguin Guide *** Gramophone Good CD Guide Recommendation 'Inspired, intense, full of melody . . . most enjoyable' Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin "The Leeds" by Howard Blake
Performer:  Christiane Edinger (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Leeds, England 
Length: 32 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
A Month in the Country by Howard Blake
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986/1993; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Leeds, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3.
Sinfonietta for Brass by Howard Blake
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Leeds, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto "The Leeds": 1. Allegro assai
Violin Concerto "The Leeds": 2. Adagio (Calma)
Violin Concerto "The Leeds": 3. Allegro con brio
A Month In The Country - Suite for strings: 1. Larghetto (Idyll)
A Month In The Country - Suite for strings: 2. Alla Marcia
A Month In The Country - Suite for strings: 3. Adagio (Elegy)
A Month In The Country - Suite for strings: 4. Scherzando
A Month In The Country - Suite for strings: 5. Andante espressivo
Sinfonietta: 1. Maestoso
Sinfonietta: 2. Andante serioso
Sinfonietta: 3. Presto
Sinfonietta: 4. Maestoso - Allegro ritmico

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