Butterworth: Orchestral Works & Works for Voice & Orchestra

Release Date: 7/8/2016
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-2195
Performer: James Rutherford
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

SACD
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$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
English composer George Butterworth (1885-1916) did not write a great deal of music. In fact, during the war he destroyed some of his works for fear he wouldn’t return from battle and wouldn’t be able to revise them. He is most known for his orchestral setting “A Shropshire Lad” which is the ‘orchestral epilogue’ to the original vocal settings of A. E. Housman’s poems. Also especially notable on this release is an “Orchestral Fantasia.” Butterworth began this composition before the war broke out, and a three and a half minute section was preserved. The conductor of this release, Kriss Russman, has picked up where Butterworth left off, adding around five minutes of music where he develops Butterworth’s original ideas and adds additional material.
Works on This Recording
1. Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; England
2. Songs (6) from A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth
Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; England
3. A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ; England
4. English Idylls (2) by George Butterworth
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; England
5. Suite for String Quartet by George Butterworth
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; England
6. Love blows as the wind blows: In the year that's come and gone by George Butterworth
Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
7. Love blows as the wind blows: Life in her creaking shoes by George Butterworth
Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
8. Love blows as the wind blows: On the way to Kew by George Butterworth
Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
9. Fantasia by George Butterworth
Conductor: Kriss Russman
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
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