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Holst: Orchestral Works / Hickox, City of London Sinfonia


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10948  
Composer:  Gustav Holst
Performer:  Nicholas WardAndrew WatkinsonStephen TeesDuke Dobing,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 1994 recording is one of the first Holst collections made by Hickox and the City of London Sinfonia, an orchestra he conducted for thirty-seven years, until his death. Having brought neglected works by Holst to a more deserved fame in the early 1990's, Hickox returned to Holst in 2007, embarking on a new series with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He was recording what would have been the second volume of this new survey when he was suddenly taken ill. While he was never able to finish that second volume himself, the first instalment was released in January, 2009 and seen as a recording triumph. This 1994 recording is one of the first Holst collections made by Hickox and the City of London Sinfonia, an orchestra he conducted for thirty-seven years, until his death. Having brought neglected works by Holst to a more deserved fame in the early 1990's, Hickox returned to Holst in 2007, embarking on a new series with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He was recording what would have been the second volume of this new survey when he was suddenly taken ill. While he was never able to finish that second volume himself, the first instalment was released in January, 2009 and seen as a recording triumph. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Double Concerto, Op. 49/H 175 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Nicholas Ward (Violin), Andrew Watkinson (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
2.
Songs (2) without Words, Op 22/H 88 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
3.
Lyric Movement for Viola and String Orchestra, H 191 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Stephen Tees (Viola)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 
4.
Brook Green Suite, H 190 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 
5.
A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings, Op. 40 no 2/H 152 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Duke Dobing (Flute), Christopher Hooker (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
6.
St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; England 

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