The Gerard Hoffnung Discography - EMI recordings


Includes:

The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert 1956
(mono)

The Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festival 1958
(mono)

The Hoffnung Astronautical Music Festival 1961
(stereo)

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DISC CONTENTS


THE HOFFNUNG MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT

Royal Festival Hall, 13 November 1956
  • Speech by Mr T. E. Bean - General Manager of the Royal Festival Hall

    Fanfare (Francis Baines)
    Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music conducted by the composer

    A Grand Grand Overture (Malcolm Arnold) sample
    Hoffnung (alias Morley College) Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.

    Third movement from Concerto for Hosepipe and Strings (Leopold Mozart)
    Dennis Brain (hose-pipe) • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by Norman Del Mar

    Concerto popolare (A Piano concerto to end all piano concertos) (Franz Reizenstein) sample
    Yvonne Arnaud (piano) • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by Norman Del mar

    Andante from Symphony No.94 in G (Surprise) (Haydn arr. Donald Swann)
    Soloists: Members of the BBC Music Division • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Leonard

    Speech by Gerard Hoffnung

    Mazurka No.47 in A minor Op.68 No.2 (Chopin arr. Daniel Abrams)
    Tuba Quartet

    Lochinvar for speakers and percussion, to words by Sir Walter Scott (Humphrey Searle)
    Speakers: Yvonne Arnaud & Gerard Hoffnung • conducted by Lawrence Leonard

    Variations on "Annie Laurie" (Gordon Jacob)

    • Theme (Alerto, ma non troppo
      Variation 1 (Poco inglesemente)
      Variation 2 (Molto zingaresemente)
      Variation 3 (Alla gigolo)
      Variation 5 (Finale: Assai)

    Festival Ensemble conducted by the composer


 

THE HOFFNUNG INTERPLANETARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Royal Festival Hall, 21 & 22 November 1958
  • Introductory music played in the Foyer (Francis Chagrin)
    Drum and Fife Band of the Royal Military School of Music conducted by the Composer

    Two excerpts from A Hoffnung Festival Overture (Francis Baines)
    Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra • John Weeks (organ) • Conducted by the composer

    Metamorphosis on a Bed-time Theme (Alistair Sampson - Joseph Horovitz) sample
    (Allegro commerciale in modo televisione)
    April Cantelo (soprano) • Ian Wallace (bass-baritone) • Lionel Salter (harpsichord) • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer

    Sugar Plums (realised by Elizabeth Poston) sample
    Dolmetsch Ensemble with Elizabeth poston (organ) • Felix Aprahamian (percussion) • Lionel Salter, Eric Thompson, Peter Hemmings and Robert Ponsonby (batterie)

    The Famous Tay Whale (A dramatic poem by William McGonagall, poet and tragedian, set to music by Mátyás Seiber)
    Declaimed by Dame Edith Evans with Annetta Hoffnung (fog-horn) • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer

    Movement from Concerto for Conductor and Orchestra (Francis Chagrin)
    The Maestro (Gerard Hoffnung) with the Hoffnung Symphony orchestra

    Punkt Contrapunkt (Bruno Heinz Jaja)
    Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by Norman Del Mar
    The performance of this work is preceded by a discussion and analysis of it by Dr Klauss Domgraf-Fassbaender and Prof von der Vogelweide (script by John Amis, music by Humphrey Searle)

    Excerpts from The United Nations (Malcolm Arnold)
    Band of the Royal Military College of Music • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra • conducted by the composer

    Waltz for Restricted Orchestra (Peter Racine Fricker) sample
    Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra (deflated) conducted by the composer

    Let's Fake an Opera (or The Tales of Hoffnung) (Mann, Reizenstein & Wetherell) sample
    Music under the direction of Norman Del Mar assisted by Brian Priestman


    THE HOFFNUNG ASTRONAUTICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

    Royal Festival Hall, 28 November 1961

    Rigmarole: Introductory music played in the foyer (Francis Baines)
    Six trumpets, six trombones and four percussion of the Royal Military School of Music

    Festival Anthem (Francis Baines)
    Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music • Hoffnung Festival Choral Society • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra • conducted by the composer

    Overture: Leonora No 4 (Beethoven) sample
    Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music • The Happy Wanderers • Lionel Salter (organ) • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by Norman Del Mar

    Duet from the comic opera The Barber of Darmstadt (Bruno Heinz Jaja)
    Random realisation from the original graph by Humphrey Searle, translation from the German libretto by William Mann)
    Herr Knochen: Owen Brannigan (bass) • Der Redpartner: John Amis (tenor) • Hoffnung Festival Choral Society • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by Humphrey Searle

    Ballad of County Down, mostly in D major (Francis Chagrin)
    Forbes Robinson (speaker) • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer

    Excerpt from Belshazzar's Feast (Sir William Walton)
    Introduction by Mr T. E. Bean CBE
    Owen Brannigan (bass) • Hoffnung Festival Choral Society • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer

    Horrortorio (Joseph Horovitz; words by Alistair Sampson from a scenario by Maurice Richardson)
    Conducted by the composer

    Mobile for Seven Orchestras (Lawrence Leonard) sample
    Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music • Lionel Salter (organ) • Hoffnung Festival Choral Society • Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer and others


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