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Review Listing - Orchestral Works


Beni Mora (1909/10)
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD222 [review]
London SO/Gustav Holst • Explore Multimedia EXM008 [review]
BBC SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent • EMI 4404712 [review] [review] Guild GHCD2393 [review] • Warner 2564634121 [review]

Brook Green Suite (1933)
Bournemouth Sinf/Norman del Mar • EMI 6278982 [review] 4404712 [review] [review] [review]
English Sinf/Howard Griffiths • Naxos 8.570339 [review]
City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10948X [review][review][review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review]
Royal PO/Barry Wordsworth • Alto ALC1013 [review] [review]

Capriccio (1933)
London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10911X [review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review]

Cotswolds Symphony (1899-1900)
London PO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review] [review]
Munich SO/Douglas Bostock • Membran 233316 [review] • Alto ALC1170 [review]
BBC Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5192 [review][review]
Ulster O/JoAnn Falletta • Naxos 8.572914 [review] [review]

Egdon Heath (1928)
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review] • High Definition Tape Transfers HDCD215 [review] • Alto ALC1359 [review]
London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10911X [review]
London SO/Andre Previn • EMI 4404712 [review] [review] 4923992 [review] • 5629152 [review] • 5669342 [review] • 6278982 [review] • 0954332 [review]
Royal Scottish Ntl O/David Lloyd-Jones • Naxos 8.557320 [review]

A Fugal Concerto
City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10948X [review][review][review]
English CO/Yehudi Menuhin • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

A Fugal Overture (1922)
Elgar CO/Stephen Bell • Resonance CDRSB505 [review]
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD222 [review] [review]
London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10911X [review]
St Paul's CO/Christopher Hogwood • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review]

Greeting (1904)
Philharmonia Bulgarica/Jon Ceander Mitchell • Centaur CRC2857 [review]

Hammersmith (1931)
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD222 [review] [review]
Eastman Wind Ens/Frederick Fennell • Beulah 1PD82 [review]
London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10911X [review]
U Georgia Wind Ens/John P. Lynch • Naxos 8.572231 [review]
Central Band of the RAF/JL Wallace • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

A Hampshire suite (1911)
Munich SO/Douglas Bostock • Membran 233316 [review] • Alto ALC1170 [review]
London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite • Lyrita SRCD210 [review]

Indra (1903)
London PO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review] [review]
Ulster O/JoAnn Falletta • Naxos 8.572914 [review] [review]

Invocation (1911) (cel, orch)
Alexander Baillie, London PO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review] [review] SRCD2346 [review][review][review]
Guy Johnston, BBC Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5192 [review][review]
Julian Lloyd Webber, Philharmonia O/Vernon Handley • BMG 74321 841122 [review]
Julian Lloyd Webber, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner • Eloquence 4428415 [review]
Raphael Wallfisch, Royal Liverpool PO/Richard Dickins • Nimbus NI5763 [review]
Paul Watkins/BBC SO/Andrew Davis • Cello Classics CC1010 [review]

Japanese Suite (1915)
London SO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD222 [review] [review] • SRCD2337 [review] [review]
Ulster O/JoAnn Falletta • Naxos 8.572914 [review] [review]

The Lure (1921)
London SO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review] [review]
BBC Ntl O Wales/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN5069 [review]

Lyric movement (vla, orch) (1933)
Timothy Pooley, Hallé O/Mark Elder • Hyperion CDA67270 [review] • CDH55350 [review]
City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10948X [review][review][review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review] SRCD2345 [review]

Marching song
London SO/Gustav Holst • Naxos 8.111048 [review] [review] • Explore Multimedia EXM008 [review]

A moorside suite (1926/8)
London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite • Lyrita SRCD210 [review]
BBC Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5192 [review][review]
(Nocturne) English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]
Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Elgar Howarth • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review]

Pageant of St Martin-in-the-Fields (1921)
Philharmonia Bulgarica/Jon Ceander Mitchell • Centaur CRC2857 [review]

Pan's anniversary (1905)
Philharmonia Bulgarica/Jon Ceander Mitchell • Centaur CRC2857 [review]

The perfect fool (1923)
Philharmonia O/William Boughton • Nimbus NI5450-53 [review]
Munich SO/Douglas Bostock • Membran 233316 [review] • Alto ALC1170 [review]
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Decca 4701912 [review][review][review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review] • High Definition Tape Transfers HDCD215 [review]• Alto ALC1359 [review]
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Pristine PASC193 [review]
Borusan Istanbul PhO/Sascha Goetzel • Onyx 4086 [review]
BBC Ntl O Wales/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN5069 [review]
London SO/Andre Previn • EMI 4923992 [review] 5629152 [review] 5669342 [review] 6278982 [review] • EMI 0954332 [review] • EMI 9498192 [review] 4404712 [review] [review]
Royal PO/Sir Malcolm Sargent • Warner 2564634121 [review]

The planets (1917) - see separate page

Purcell arrangements
Philharmonia Bulgarica/Jon Ceander Mitchell • Centaur CRC2857 [review]

St Paul's Suite (1913)
English Sinf/Howard Griffiths • Naxos 8.570339 [review]
Royal PO/Vernon Handley • Alto ALC1013 [review] [review]
City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10948X [review][review][review]
String O/Gustav Holst • Explore Multimedia EXM008 [review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD336 [review] [review]
St Paul's CO/Christopher Hogwood • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review]
Royal PO/Sir Malcolm Sargent • EMI 6278982 [review] 4404712 [review] [review] • Warner 2564634121 [review]

Scherzo (1933/4)
Munich SO/Douglas Bostock • Membran 233316 [review]
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD222 [review] [review]
BBC Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5192 [review][review]
London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10911X [review]

Sita
(Act III Interlude) London PO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review]

A Somerset Rhapsody (1906/7)
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD222 [review] [review]
Bournemouth Sinf/Norman del Mar • EMI 6278982 [review] 4404712 [review] [review]
London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10911X [review]

A Song of the Night (1905) (vln, orch)
Leslie Hatfield, Nthn Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9734 [review] CHAN10725X [review]
Lorraine McAslan, London PO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review] [review]

Two songs without words (1908)
City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10948X [review][review][review]
London SO/Gustav Holst • Explore Multimedia EXM008 [review]
English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review]
Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves • Warner 2564614724 [review]

Suite 1 for military band (1909)
Central Band of the RAF/Eric Banks • Regis RRC1326 [review][review]
Central Band of the RAF/Imogen Holst • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]
Tokyo Kosei Wind O/Douglas Bostock • Koch KOCD8012 [review]
New or London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD246 [review] [review]
London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite • Lyrita SRCD210 [review]
Eastman Wind Ens/Frederick Fennell • Beulah 1PD82 [review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review]
Peabody Conservatory Wind Ens/Harlan D. Parker • Naxos 8.572242 [review] [review]
Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Duncan Stubbs  • Chandos CHAN10847 [review]
Holmlia Konsertorkestor/Morten Wensberg • Doyen DOYCD213 [review]

Suite 2 for military band (1911)
Central Band of the RAF/Eric Banks • EMI 6278982 [review] • Regis RRC1326 [review][review]
Central Band of the RAF/Imogen Holst • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]
Tokyo Kosei Wind O/Douglas Bostock • Koch KOCD8012 [review]
Eastman Wind Ens/Frederick Fennell • Beulah 1PD82 [review] • Eloquence 4802323 [review]
Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Duncan Stubbs  • Chandos CHAN10847 [review]

Suite de ballet (1899)
London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite • Lyrita SRCD210 [review]
Nthn Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9734 [review] CHAN10725X [review]

Concerto for Two Violins (1929)
Janice Graham, Sarah Ewins, English Sinf/Howard Griffiths • Naxos 8.570339 [review]
Emanuel Hurwitz, Kenneth Sillito, English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review] SRCD2346 [review][review][review]
Andrew Watkinson, Nicholas Ward, City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10948X [review][review][review]

Walt Whitman Overture (1899)
Munich SO/Douglas Bostock • Membran 233316 [review] • Alto ALC1170 [review]
London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite • Lyrita SRCD210 [review]
Ulster O/JoAnn Falletta • Naxos 8.572914 [review] [review]
BBC Concert Orchestra/Owain Arwel Hughes EM Records EMRCD023 [review][review]

A Winter Idyll (1897)
London PO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review] [review]
BBC Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5192 [review][review]
Ulster O/JoAnn Falletta • Naxos 8.572914 [review] [review]

 

 



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