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Of Such Ecstatic Sound / Andrews, Spooner, Marshall-Luck, BBC Concert Orchestra


Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Em Records   Catalog #: 47  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Sherwood’s Concerto for Violin and Cello was written at the height of his career in Germany, being completed in 1908; evidently influenced in some measure by the Double Concerto of Brahms, the work is, nevertheless, characterized by very different harmonies and textures and a distinctly late Romantic lyricism. Intricately crafted, it displays a dramatic verve in its outer movements that complements the passionate lyricism of the second movement. It is presented on this disc alongside Frederic Cowen’s Symphony no.5 – composed at the request of the Cambridge University Musical Society and first performed under Cowen’s baton in 1887, it received its first professional performance later that year at a Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Concert. It is Read more a work full of color, songfulness, energy and drama. Read less

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