Holst: Orchestral Works / Hickox, City of London Sinfonia

Release Date: 8/4/2017
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 10948 X
Composer: Gustav Holst
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1

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This 1994 recording is one of the first Holst collections made by Hickox and the City of London Sinfonia, an orchestra he conducted for thirty-seven years, until his death. Having brought neglected works by Holst to a more deserved fame in the early 1990's, Hickox returned to Holst in 2007, embarking on a new series with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He was recording what would have been the second volume of this new survey when he was suddenly taken ill. While he was never able to finish that second volume himself, the first instalment was released in January, 2009 and seen as a recording triumph.
Works on This Recording
1. Double Concerto, Op. 49/H 175 by Gustav Holst
Performer: Andrew Watkinson (Violin), Nicholas Ward (Violin)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929 ; England
2. Songs (2) without Words, Op 22/H 88 by Gustav Holst
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906 ; England
3. Lyric Movement for Viola and String Orchestra, H 191 by Gustav Holst
Performer: Stephen Tees (Viola)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; England
4. Brook Green Suite, H 190 by Gustav Holst
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; England
5. A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings, Op. 40 no 2/H 152 by Gustav Holst
Performer: Christopher Hooker (Oboe), Duke Dobing (Flute)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923 ; England
6. St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118 by Gustav Holst
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912-1913 ; England
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