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d'Erlanger: Violin Concerto, Op. 17; Poème; Cliffe: Violin Concerto / Philippe Graffin, violin

Album Summary

>Erlanger, Baron Frederic : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 17
>Erlanger, Baron Frederic : Poeme, for violin & orchestra, in D major
>Cliffe, Frederic : Concerto for Violin in D minor
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Hyperion’s Romantic Violin Concerto series reaches its tenth volume, and turns to two composers based in England, and works by them that have lain hidden for decades. This disc provides a fascinating glimpse of musical history and the shifting fashions of the age which made fame such a fl eeting thing for so many composers. Frederic Cliffe had a brief but dazzling career as a composer, but he disappeared as quickly as he had arrived, and his reputation rests on only six works, including his violin concerto. Baron Frédéric d’Erlanger was a banker, born in Paris but with a German father and American mother, who moved to London in his teens. He was also a composer, and although his catalogue of works is not huge, he enjoyed a steady stream of fi rst performances by the most celebrated artists and orchestras of the day. Hyperion is delighted to welcome back Philippe Graffi n, whose earlier outing in this series met with great critical success.

“Philippe Graffin is one of the most gifted and well-rounded players you’ll ever hear.” — STRINGS

"Graffin plays superbly, with all the fire and tenderness required, and with glorious tone. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is as attentive and sympathetic as one would expect with David Lloyd-Jones conducting, and the recording is well judged in terms of balance and perspective." -International Record Review

"The BBC National Orchestra of Wales under the inspired baton of David Lloyd-Jones play these demanding scores with such glowing sophistication and confidence it seems scarcely believable they had no performing tradition to fall back on. No less remarkable is the sweet-toned advocacy of Philippe Graffin...a thoroughly worthwhile programme of impassioned Victorian delights." -Classic FM Magazine ****

"Though neither work is a masterpiece, they're both well worth reviving, especially in such accomplished, sympathetic performances." -Gramophone Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff (03/30/2010-04/01/2010).



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>Erlanger, Baron Frederic : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 17
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: BBC Wales Orchestra
  • Notes: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff (03/30/2010-04/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 21 sec.
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1902

>Erlanger, Baron Frederic : Poëme, for violin & orchestra, in D major
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Notes: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff (03/30/2010-04/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Written: 1918

>Cliffe, Frederic : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Notes: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff (03/30/2010-04/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1896