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Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 / Gibbons, Liepaja Symphony


Release Date: 08/02/2019 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 526  
Composer:  William Wordsworth
Performer:  Arta ArnicaneKamila Bydlowska
Conductor:  John Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of William Wordsworth (1908–88) – a great-great-grandson of the poet’s brother Christopher – lies downstream from that of Vaughan Williams and Sibelius; like that of his contemporary Edmund Rubbra, Wordsworth’s music unfolds spontaneously, as a natural process. This second volume brings two concertos, both major works – though long forgotten, and strongly contrasted in their approach: the gritty and muscular Piano Concerto is cast in a single, tightly argued span, whereas the lyrical Violin Concerto is expansive and unhurried – and deeply touching. They are complemented by the Three Pastoral Sketches, which grow gently from understated autumnal hues to a dignified and moving climax. All three scores show an extraordinary command Read more of orchestral color. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D Minor, Op. 28 by William Wordsworth
Performer:  Arta Arnicane (Piano)
Conductor:  John Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
2.
Pastoral Sketches (3), Op. 10 by William Wordsworth
Conductor:  John Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
3.
Concerto for Violin in A Major, Op. 60 by William Wordsworth
Performer:  Kamila Bydlowska (Violin)
Conductor:  John Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 

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