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

Release Date: 4/16/2002
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8555070
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
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 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
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
2. Aquarelles (2) by Frederick Delius
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
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
4. Sketches (2) for Orchestra by Adam Carse
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923 ; England
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
6. English Suite by Paul [Comp./Cond.] Lewis
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; England
7. Momentum Suite by Peter [Classical] Hope
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; England
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