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Best of British from the BBC Proms 2007 - Delius, Elgar, etc

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Portsmouth Point
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
>Delius, Frederick : A Song of Summer, for orchestra, RT vi/26
>Knussen, Oliver : Concerto for Violin
>Tippett, Michael : Triple Concerto, for violin, viola, cello & orchestra
>Bennett, Richard R. : Four Poems of Thomas Campion, for chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

This special priced two-CD set features selected highlights from the 2007 Proms season, compiled to a survey of the best of British music from the last 100 years. The CD includes orchestral favorites like Elgar's beloved 'Cello Concerto' and Britten's 'Four Sea Interludes', featuring acclaimed soloists like violinists Daniel Hope, Leila Josefowicz and cellist Paul Watkins. All concerts feature the BBC Symphony Orchestra, led by conductors Sir Andrew Davis, Jiri Belohlavek, Stephen Jackson and Oliver Knussen, the latter conducting the performance of his own 'Violin Concerto'.



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>Walton, William : Portsmouth Point
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Paul Watkins (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Running Time: 26 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Running Time: 15 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Delius, Frederick : A Song of Summer, for orchestra, RT vi/26
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1930
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Knussen, Oliver : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Leila Josefowicz (Violin)
  • Conductor: Oliver Knussen
  • Running Time: 16 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2002
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tippett, Michael : Triple Concerto, for violin, viola, cello & orchestra
  • Performers: Philip Dukes (Viola); Daniel Hope (Violin); Christian Poltéra (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 30 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1978-1979
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bennett, Richard R. : Four Poems of Thomas Campion, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Jackson
  • Running Time: 11 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007
  • Studio/Live: Live