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Bantock: Celtic Symphony, Hebridean Symphony, Etc / Handley


Release Date: 03/10/1993 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66450   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Granville Bantock
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'...the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs magnificetly from beginning to end, coupling elegance, eloquence, passion, and poser with Hyperion's fastidious sound in a way that compels admiration from the listener for conductor, ensemble and composer alike. Handley's is the definitive version of the Hebridean Symphony, outstripping that available on Naxos in every regard, and with the other works on this disc to further commend it, this release sails effortlessly into port as the newest inductee into Fanfare's Classical Hall of Fame. (Fanfare, USA) 'The best Bantock record I have ever heard' (CDReview) 'Magnificently recorded and performed. When audiences are crying out for 'melodious music' how can such music as this have been ignored for Read more so long?' (Gramophone) 'Ce disque superbe ravira les mélomanes romantiques curieux' (Répertoire, France) 'A towering classic, as important as a landmark in the rediscovery of British music as it is a monument to the technique of orchestral recording. Music, performance, recorded sound and notes are all superb' (International Record Review) 'Superb' (Amazon.co.uk) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Celtic Symphony by Granville Bantock
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1990 
Length: 19 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Hebridean Symphony by Granville Bantock
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1990 
Length: 35 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
Sea Reivers by Granville Bantock
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1990 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Tone Poem no 5 "The Witch of Atlas" by Granville Bantock
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1990 
Length: 14 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Classic April 27, 2013 By G. Prohl (kent, WA) See All My Reviews "I have owned this disc since its initial release in the 90's and it has never been out of my cd player for long. Never tire of it. Supremely well played and recorded, melodious, simply irresistible music making of the highest order. Why does this not receive Arkiv's red star of recommendation? Well, it certainly gets mine. If you love British music, gorgeous melodies, exceptional sound recording, even if you've never heard of Bantock (I never had either) you owe it to yourself to get this disc. You will not regret it." Report Abuse
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