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William Boughton: A Celebration on Record


Release Date: 07/05/2019 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: NI1712  
Composer:  Jean SibeliusAaron CoplandDmitri ShostakovichDame Elizabeth Maconchy,   ... 
Performer:  Martin JonesRaphael WallfischKun HuDaniel Trodden,   ... 
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String OrchestraEnglish Symphony OrchestraSouth West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As William Boughton celebrates his 70th birthday, we have put together this selection from his recordings for Nimbus and Lyrita. ‘Every recording contains a story but, sadly, there is not the space to tell them all here so I’ve selected certain memorable, hopefully correct(!), experiences. Revisiting my early recordings reminded me of the joys and struggles that we encountered whilst developing the English String Orchestra (ESO), the development of our sound, our thinking and musicianship. Every recording is testament to a moment in time, to our responses and emotions during its preparation and in the brief moment when the performance is created. Having been given this opportunity for a celebratory box-set I hope to avoid being too self Read more conscious and remain objective in my comments and in the music I have chosen.’ [William Boughton] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite mignonne for Flute and Strings, Op. 98 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; Finland 
2.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 4, Hoe-down by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
4.
Epyllion: II. Scherzo, Vivo by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1975; Ireland 
5.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 14: 1st Movement, Allegro by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Kun Hu (Violin)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
6.
Loch Ness - A Postcard from Scotland by Thea Musgrave
Performer:  Daniel Trodden (Tuba)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Scotland 
7.
Nostalgia "In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky" by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Japan 
8.
Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Thomas Waddington (Cello), Audrey Douglas (Harp), Susan Lynn (Violin)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
9.
From Death to Life by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
10.
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ), Robert Johnston (Harp)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
11.
May Song by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901/1928; England 
12.
Dream Children, Op. 43: Andante by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
13.
Florida Suite: Plantation Dance "At Sunset" by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Florida, USA 
14.
Oboe Concerto in A Minor: I. Rondo Pastorale by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Maurice Bourgue (Oboe)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
15.
The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra: Mercury, the Winged Messenger by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; United Kingdom 
16.
Old English Songs (2): no 1, Sally in our alley, H 119a by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
17.
Old English Songs (2): no 2, Cherry Ripe, H 119b by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
18.
An Irish Melody "Londonderry Air", H 86 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
19.
Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7: 1st movement, Adagio by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  John Wallace (Trumpet)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1714; Eisenach, Germany 
20.
Symphonies (8), Op. 2: no 6 in F major by William Boyce
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; England 
21.
Grand Overtures (6), Op. 18: no 5 in E major for Double Orchestra by Johann Christian Bach
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781 
22.
Symphony for Strings no 10 in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
23.
Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a by Anton Arensky
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
24.
Adagio in C minor for strings & organ (previously attributed to Tomaso Albinoni) by Remo Giazotto
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
25.
Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
26.
Love's Labours Lost, Op. 28: Soliloquy no 3, Dumaine's Poem by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1955; England 
27.
Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920s; England 
28.
Nursery Suite by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
29.
Concerto for Double String Orchestra by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; England 
30.
Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90 "A Time There Was": no 1, Cakes and Ale by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966-1975; England 
31.
Nocturne, Op. 60 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Roberts (Horn), David Campbell (Clarinet), Keith Rubach (Bassoon),
Paul Arden Taylor (Cor Anglais), Rachel Masters (Harp), Peter Hamburger (Timpani),
Michael Hirst (Flute), Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
32.
Symphony No. 3, Op. 178: IV. Whitecross Rectory, Lento-Allegro by John Joubert
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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