The Sea In Music

Release Date: 2/25/2014
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578269-70
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Composers have been inspired by the sea for centuries. For some the stimulus is the sea’s volatility and power to destroy, whilst for others it’s the rhythmic and colouristic opportunities that allow them to paint pictures in sound. These composers take us on journeys both actual and metaphorical, discovering immensity and stillness, and hinting at mystery, and the unknowable chasms between the world of the human and the world of watery nature.
Works on This Recording
1. Tintagel by Arnold Bax
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917-1919 ; England
2. The Sea, H 100: no 1, Seascape by Frank Bridge
Conductor: James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910-1911 ; England
3. La mer: 3rd movement, Dialogue du vent et de la mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
4. Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886-1889 ; France
5. Sea Pictures, Op. 37: no 3, Sabbath morning at sea by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Simon Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897-1899 ; England
6. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
7. Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony": 3rd movement, The Waves "Scherzo" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1909 ; England
8. Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 8 no 5/RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Strings
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
9. Fantasia on British Sea Songs: The Saucy Arethusa by Henry J. [Conductor] Wood
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
10. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 1, Dawn by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944-1945 ; England
11. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 4, Storm by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944-1945 ; England
12. Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; France
13. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1832 ; Rome, Italy
14. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Germany
15. Scheherazade, Op. 35: 1st movement, The sea and Sinbad's ship by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
16. Scheherazade, Op. 35: 4th movement, Festival at Baghdad - The Sea - Shipwreck by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
17. Oceanides, Op. 73 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914 ; Finland
18. Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Tom Bowling by Sir Henry Wood
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; England
19. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852 ; Germany
20. Poems of the Sea: 3rd movement, At Sea by Ernest Bloch
Performer: István Kassai (Piano)
21. Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Performer: François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1905 ; France
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