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Owain Arwel Hughes Conducts Much Loved Music / Halle Orchestra


Release Date: 01/04/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 62008  
Composer:  Malcolm ArnoldRalph Vaughan WilliamsGiuseppe VerdiGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Jean BellRoger RostronPamela CoburnJohn Dickinson,   ... 
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé OrchestraHallé Orchestra Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Well I suppose you either like compilations or you don’t, but with Christmas coming up, this well recorded and good quality CD might be just what you need, or at any time for that matter.

Some tend to be a ‘bit sniffy’ about discs like this. The classic syndrome, how can people listen to Classic FM and support the advertisers if they are listening to their 3 hour long Relaxing Classics compilation of only slow movements? This one at any rate mixes styles and it mixes tempo, genre and interest. Therefore it never grates, it can be put on and listened to right through, and, I’m sorry to admit you might well wash up to it or eat or… well whatever.

The performances are generally unproblematic. One could complain
Read more that the ‘Greensleeves Fantasia' is really too slow, and that it is a pity that a disc with just a few choral items could only rustle up one verse of ‘Jesu Joy’. However one could also say that it is a joy to hear ‘Let the bright seraphim’ done so well by Pamela Coburn and an anonymous trumpeter with its final choral section ‘Let their celestial concerts’ sung so cleanly even if the ensemble between the strings and the men is not always spot on.

The ‘March of the Little Lead Soldiers’ by Gabriel Pierné was, for me anyway, a pleasantly surprising feature and it is played most sensitively and delicately.

-- Gary Higginson, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
English Dances (4), Op. 33: no 1, Allegro non troppo by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Jean Bell (Harp), Roger Rostron (Flute)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
5.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Ineggiamo, il Signor "Easter Hymn" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Pamela Coburn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Pamela Coburn (Soprano), John Dickinson (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9.
Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Martin Milner (Violin)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
10.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Pamela Coburn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Petite Messe solennelle: Cum sancto spiritu by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Royal College of Music, Manchester 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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