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English String Miniatures Vol 4 / David Lloyd-jones, Et Al


Release Date: 04/16/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555070   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav HolstFrederick DeliusFrank BridgeAdam Carse,   ... 
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Volume 4 of the continuing Naxos series "English String Miniatures" brings more excellent performances of music that's uniformly attractive and easy on the ear, most of it more familiar than in previous installments. The strings of the Northern Sinfonia under David Lloyd-Jones give every indication that they're enjoying themselves, with alert ensemble, flawless tuning, and the same persuasive care over fine detailing that's been a key attribute of earlier issues. The Delius Aquarelles, for instance, yield the fullest range of expressivity and dynamic contrasts, and there's superb playing in Holst's Moorside Suite, with a neat, witty scherzo and a briskly energetic march enclosing Lloyd-Jones' exquisitely managed account of the central Read more Nocturne. The two Frank Bridge pieces, especially the Scherzo Phantastick, delineate the virtuosity and skill of the Northern Sinfonia, but the less well known pieces also receive sympathetic performances. Peter Hope's Momentum Suite, so-called for its accelerating finale, and the English Suite by Paul Lewis are highlights, but this is a finely played and agreeably recorded program throughout.

--Michael Jameson, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Moorside Suite, H 173 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 14 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Aquarelles (2) by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3.
Valse-Intermezzo for Strings in E minor, H 17 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Hindmarsh 
4.
Sketches (2) for Orchestra by Adam Carse
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Scherzo Phantastick for String Quartet in E minor, H 6 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Hindmarsh 
6.
English Suite by Paul Lewis
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 10 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Momentum Suite by Peter Hope
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Jubilee Theater, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
Length: 10 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Momentum: Dance
Momentum: Intermezzo
Momentum
4 Pieces for String Orchestra, "To John, in Memoriam" (after F. Bridge): Valse - Intermezzo
4 Pieces for String Orchestra, "To John, in Memoriam" (after F. Bridge): Scherzo Phantastick
2 Sketches: A Northern Song
2 Sketches: A Northern Dance
Suite: Graceful Dance
A Moorside Suite: Scherzo
A Moorside Suite: Nocturne
A Moorside Suite: March
2 Aquarelles: Lento, ma non troppo
2 Aquarelles: Gaily, but not quick
English Suite: March
English Suite: Meditation
English Suite: Jig
English Suite: Jaunt

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