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Panorama - The Sound Of England


Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469274  
Composer:  Gustav HolstRalph Vaughan WilliamsFrederick DeliusSir Edward Elgar,   ... 
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman
Conductor:  William SteinbergDaniel BarenboimSir Charles MackerrasNorman Del Mar,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraNew England Conservatory ChorusEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As to The Planets, Steinberg's reading has rightly become a classic. His fast tempos and thrilling rhythmic grip approach the composer's own, but of course they make a much greater impact than Holst's thanks to stereo sound. "Mars", in particular, has both menace and real physical excitement, while once again the playing of the Boston Symphony combines poetry and polish with tremendous virtuosity.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing The Planets


On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring was composed in 1912 and is one of Delius’s best-known works. It is folk song and Grieg-influenced and yet its Englishness is very strong. Was Delius longing for his homeland? The Welsh
Read more Opera Orchestra are in fine form.

-- Grace Lace, MusicWeb International
reviewing On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  New England Conservatory Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
2.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
3.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
4.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
5.
A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
6.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
7.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
8.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 4 in G major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
9.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
10.
Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 2, Passacaglia "Death of Falstaff" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
11.
Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 

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