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British Composers - Arnold: English And Cornish Dances


Release Date: 02/05/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 74780   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Charles GrovesSir Malcolm ArnoldRonald ThomasNeville Dilkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony OrchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraBournemouth Sinfonietta,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"EMI’s celebration of Malcolm Arnold’s 80th birthday is a generous selection of Seventies performances, all well played and recorded, of orchestral music spanning the period 1950-66. While the English Dances can be enjoyed for their uncomplicated tunefulness and orchestral brilliance, the Sinfoniettas and even the early Serenade are less straightforward, shot through with an unease and tension which are equally characteristic of the composer." -- Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine "EMI’s celebration of Malcolm Arnold’s 80th birthday is a generous selection of Seventies performances, all well played and recorded, of orchestral music spanning the period 1950-66. While the English Dances can be enjoyed for their uncomplicated tunefulness and orchestral brilliance, the Sinfoniettas and even the early Serenade are less straightforward, shot through with an unease and tension which are equally characteristic of the composer." -- Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. English Dances (4), Op. 27 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  Guidhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2. English Dances (4), Op. 33 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  Guidhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Cornish Dances (4), Op. 91 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Arnold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op. 26 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Ronald Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Guidhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Sinfonietta no 1, Op. 48 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Neville Dilkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6. Sinfonietta no 2, Op. 65 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Neville Dilkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7. Sinfonietta no 3, Op. 81 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Ronald Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1979 
Venue:  Guidhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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