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Favourite English Strings / Oramo, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 387  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenSir Edward ElgarGerald FinziFrank Bridge
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Featuring string works from Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, Gerald Finzi, and Frank Bridge, this new release is the latest collaboration between the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo. The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras. The ensemble began as a children’s orchestra, and is today known for its advancement of Nordic music. Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo began his career as concertmaster of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed just a few years later as Co-Principal Conductor of the orchestra. He has been the principal guest conductor of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra since 1995. Featuring string works from Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, Gerald Finzi, and Frank Bridge, this new release is the latest collaboration between the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo. The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras. The ensemble began as a children’s orchestra, and is today known for its advancement of Nordic music. Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo began his career as concertmaster of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed just a few years later as Co-Principal Conductor of the orchestra. He has been the principal guest conductor of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra since 1995. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
2.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
3.
Romance for String Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
4.
Idylls (3) for String Quartet, H 67: No. 2, Allegretto poco lento by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
5.
Old English Songs (2), H 119 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 

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