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Coates: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 / Wilson, BBC Philharmonic


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: CHAN 20036  
Composer:  Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Wilson’s first album in a series of recordings of the orchestral works of Eric Coates, using his own definitive editions of the scores. includes the suites The Jester at the Wedding and London, and the miniature overture The Merrymakers. Infectiously idiomatic playing from the BBC Philharmonic! Eric Coates was born on August 27th, 1886, at Hucknall. Coates showed an interest in music at an early age, studying first the violin and then the viola with George Ellenberger, a pupil of Joachim, and harmony with Dr Ralph Horner in Nottingham. At the age of twenty he arrived in London determined to make a career in music despite some family misgivings. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied viola with Lionel Tertis Read more and composition with Frederick Corder. Eventually, in 1919, when neuritis in his left hand made playing the viola more and more difficult, Eric Coates turned exclusively to composition. Eric Coates' work is in the tradition of polished melodic light music started by Sir Arthur Sullivan and continued by Edward German. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Merrymakers: Miniature Overture by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
The Jester at the Wedding by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
3.
Dancing Nights by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
4.
Ballad for String Orchestra by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; England 
5.
Symphonic Rhapsody "I pitch my lonely caravan at night" by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 
6.
Symphonic Poem Rhapsody "Birdsongs at eventide, I heard you singing" by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 
7.
By the Sleepy Lagoon: Valse serenade by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1930; United Kingdom 
8.
London "London Every Day" by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 

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