British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Elgar, Edward : Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42
>Elgar, Edward : Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39
>Walton, William : Symphony no 1 in B flat minor
>Walton, William : Belshazzar's Feast, for baritone, double chorus & orchestra
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Matthews, Colin : Pluto, the Renewer
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Songs of Travel, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67
>Knussen, Oliver : Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
>Grainger, Percy : In a Nutshell, suite for orchestra, piano & Deagan percussion instruments
>Grainger, Percy : Train Music (Charging Irishrey), for orchestra (sketch)
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens, folk song for 2 whistlers and instruments (sketches)
>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
>Grainger, Percy : Lincolnshire Posy
>Debussy, Claude : Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1
>Grainger, Percy : The Warriors (Music to an Imaginary Ballet), for orchestra & 3 pianos
>Adès, Thomas : Asyla, for orchestra, Op. 17
>Maw, Nicholas : Odyssey for orchestra
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Drowned Out
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Kai
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Three Screaming Popes for large orchestra (After Francis Bacon)
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Momentum for orchestra
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Ceres
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new 11CD box set in the Simon Rattle Edition contains many favorites from the English repertory including Elgar's Engma Variations and Violin Concerto, Walton's Symphony 1, Holst's The Planets, and Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge. This set compliments the Simon Rattle Edition Britten box set released last year. Fans of British 20th Century Classics and Simon Rattle must have both!



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (08/28/1993-08/29/1993)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42 :: 1. Incidental Music
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (08/28/1993-08/29/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42 :: 2. Funeral March
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (08/28/1993-08/29/1993)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1913.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1913
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/08/1997-07/10/1997)
  • Running Time: 54 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/08/1997-07/10/1997)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Lynn Harrell (Cello)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 29 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1956-1975
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
  • Performers: John Mitchinson (Tenor); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); John Shirley-Quirk (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (09/06/1986-09/08/1986)
  • Running Time: 69 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (04/14/2002-04/15/2002)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Walton, William : Symphony no 1 in B flat minor
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, England (10/21/1990-10/22/1990)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931-1935
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Walton, William : Belshazzar's Feast, for baritone, double chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/08/1997-10/27/1997)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1931-1957
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (03/15/2006-03/18/2006)
  • Running Time: 50 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Matthews, Colin : Pluto, the Renewer :: The Renewer, for orchestra (additional movement for Holst's "The Planets")
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (03/15/2006-03/18/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  • Performer: Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Birmingham, England (05/26/1983-05/27/1983)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1908-1909
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Songs of Travel, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Thomas Allen (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Birmingham, England (05/26/1983-05/27/1983)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1904
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest
  • Notes: Composition written: 1958.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1958
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Knussen, Oliver : Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/09/1995-08/12/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Grainger, Percy : In a Nutshell, suite for orchestra, piano & Deagan percussion instruments
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (12/01/1996-12/02/1996)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Grainger, Percy : Train Music (Charging Irishrey), for orchestra (sketch)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (12/01/1996-12/02/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens, folk song for 2 whistlers and instruments (sketches)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (12/01/1996-12/02/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1918
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, England (04/06/1990-04/14/1990)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Grainger, Percy : Lincolnshire Posy
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (12/01/1996-12/02/1996)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1937
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Debussy, Claude : Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (12/01/1996-12/02/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Grainger, Percy : The Warriors (Music to an Imaginary Ballet), for orchestra & 3 pianos
  • Performers: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano); Malcolm Wilson (Piano); Roderick Elms (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (12/01/1996-12/02/1996)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : Asyla, for orchestra, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (08/29/1998-08/30/1998)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Maw, Nicholas : Odyssey for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Running Time: 94 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1972-1987
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Drowned Out
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992-1993
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Kai
  • Performer: Ulrich Heinen (Cello)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Running Time: 23 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989-1990
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Three Screaming Popes for large orchestra (After Francis Bacon)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988-1989
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Momentum for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990-1991
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Ceres
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (03/15/2006-03/18/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live