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Meditations for All Seasons

NI1737
£19.99

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More than four hours of music to reflect the moods of Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter. Including works by Copland, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Cimarosa, Haydn, Toldra, to name but a few.

Meditations for All Seasons

Tracks

Disc 1

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo, conductor Mendelssohn, Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 Italian I Allegro vivace

Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, Adam Fischer, conductor Haydn, Symphony No.6 in D major Le Matin I Adagio-Allegro

English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Copland, Appalachian Spring

The Hanover Band, Monica Huggett and Roy Goodman, directors Beethoven, Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 Pastoral Cheerful feelings on arriving in the countryside I Allegro ma non troppo

Orquetra Nacional de Cambra d'Andorra, Gerard Claret, concertino-director Toldrà, Vistes al mar I Allegro con brio La ginesta

English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Berkeley, Serenade for Strings I Vivace

John Anderson, oboe, Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Wright, conductor Cimarosa/Benjamin, Oboe Concerto in C minor II Allegro Vivaldi, Oboe Concerto in D major, F VII 10 (RV 453) I Allegro

Philharmonia Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Smetana, The Bartered Bride Overture

 

Disc 2

Judith Hall, flute, Elinor Bennett, harp

Alwyn, Naiades (Fantasy-sonata)

Debussy, Le Petit Berger (Childrens Corner)

Debussy, Première Arabesque

Persichetti, Serenade No.10

Nielsen, The Fog is Lifting

Debussy, Syrinx

Anthony Payne, A 1940s Childhood

Tournier, Vers la source dans le bois

Jolivet, Alla Rustica (Divertissement)

 

Disc 3

English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Vaughan Williams, Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'

Karl Leister, clarinet, Brandis Quartett Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 II Adagio - Più lento

Vlado Perlemuter, piano Chopin, Prelude in D flat major, Op.28 The Raindrop Prelude

English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Copland, Rodeo II Corral Nocturne

Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Medici String Quartet, Martin Jones, piano, John Anderson, oboe, Colin Lawson, clarinet, Graham Ashton, trumpet Tippett, Crown of the Year VI Prelude: Autumn

English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Britten, 'Four Sea Interludes' from Peter Grimes, Op.33a IV The Storm

English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Barber, Adagio for Strings

English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor, Adrian Partington, organ, Robert Johnston, harp Elgar, Sospiri, Op.70

English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Martin Jones, piano Finzi, Eclogue for piano and strings

 

Disc 4

The Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Swierczewski, conductor Waldteufel, The Skaters' Waltz (Les Patineurs), Op.183

Kevin Bowyer, organ Blake, Walking in the air (from The Snowman)

Martin Jones, piano Debussy, The Snow is Dancing (from Children's Corner)

English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor Bridge, A Christmas Dance (from Sir Roger de Coverley)

Kevin Bowyer, organ J. S. Bach, In Dulci Jubilo (BWV 608)

English Northern Philharmonia, Sir Michael Tippett, conductor Tippett, Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles IV Carol

John Lill, piano Rakhmaninov, Prelude in G sharp minor, Op.32, No.12

The Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Swierczewski, conductor Offenbach, Ballet suite: Des Flocons de Neige

Martin Jones, piano Debussy, Des pas sur la Niege (from the 1st Book of Preludes)

The Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Swierczewski, conductor Waldteufel, Roses de Noël, Waltz, Op.230

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo, conductor Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture ('Fingal's Cave')

Reviews

"These are meditiations, reflections, beautiful, sweepingly melodic pieces of music. But the creme de la creme ... is Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings". The haunting and introspective work is a seven minute musical tapestry ..."

Music Retailing

 

"... beautifully recorded ..."

Listener Magazine

 

"... a kind of classy disc for days when the world gets too much with us - or perhaps background for making woopie. William Boughton brings an elegant romanticism to all these works, mercifully free of slimy sentimentality ..."

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