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German: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Penny, Rte Concert Orch


Release Date: 08/22/1995 
Label:  Marco Polo   Catalog #: 8223695   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edward German
Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[A] well planned and impressively executed collection [which] proves that [German's] music does not deserve the neglect that has been its lot. From the dark, brooding opening of the Richard III Overture this is music of real character, meticulously worked out, imaginatively scored, and more than once showing its Elgarian kinship. . . . [T]he Theme and Six Diversions . . . shows his skills at their best, with some striking contrapuntal writing and a swirling waltz section. Perhaps best of all is the symphonic suite The Seasons . . . in which the restful yearning of the ''Autumn'' movement is especially striking. Andrew Penny conducts throughout with a fine feel for the music's shape and dynamics, and he coaxes from the RTE Concert Orchestra Read more the impression that this is music they have come to know and love. Listeners may do so too." -- Andrew Lamb, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Richard III: Overture by Edward German
Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1889; England 
2.
Theme and Diversions (6) by Edward German
Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
3.
The Seasons by Edward German
Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1899; England 

Sound Samples

Richard III: - Overture
Theme and 6 Diversions: Theme And Six Diversions
The Seasons: Spring
The Seasons: Summer
The Seasons: Autumn
The Seasons: Winter

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