British Ballet Music

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>Sullivan, Arthur : Pineapple Poll, ballet (compiled & arranged by C. Mackerras)
>Berners, Lord (Tyrwhitt) : A Wedding Bouquet
>     Tango and Waltz
>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate
>     Prologue - The Players
>     Dance of the Four Knights
>     Entry of the Black Queen
>     The Red Knight's Mazurka
>     Ceremony of the Red Bishops
>     Finale -
>Walton, William : Facade
>     Fanfare
>     Scotch Rhapsody
>     Swiss Yodelling Song
>     Polka
>     Old Sir Faulk
>     Valse
>     Popular Song
>     Country Dance
>     Tango - Pasodoble
>     Tarantella Sevillana
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Gordon, Gavin : The Rake's Progress
>     Sarabande and Orgy
>Lambert, Constant : Horoscope
>     3. Valse for the Gemini
>Holst, Gustav : The Perfect Fool, Op. 39

Album Summary

>Sullivan, Arthur : Pineapple Poll, ballet (compiled & arranged by C. Mackerras)
>Berners, Lord (Tyrwhitt) : A Wedding Bouquet
>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate
>Walton, William : Facade
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Gordon, Gavin : The Rake's Progress
>Lambert, Constant : Horoscope
>Holst, Gustav : The Perfect Fool, Op. 39
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Some sparkling playing here, especially Pineapple Poll under its arranger Charles Mackerras



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Works Details

>Sullivan, Arthur : Pineapple Poll, ballet (compiled & arranged by C. Mackerras)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/03/1960/10/05/1960)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1951

>Berners, Lord (Tyrwhitt) : A Wedding Bouquet :: Tango and Waltz
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (01/25/1956-01/26/1956)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate :: Prologue - The Players
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (12/19/1978-12/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate :: Dance of the Four Knights
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (12/19/1978-12/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate :: Entry of the Black Queen
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (12/19/1978-12/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate :: The Red Knight's Mazurka
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (12/19/1978-12/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate :: Ceremony of the Red Bishops
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (12/19/1978-12/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Checkmate :: Finale -
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (12/19/1978-12/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Walton, William : Façade :: Fanfare
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Scotch Rhapsody
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Swiss Yodelling Song
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Polka
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Old Sir Faulk
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Valse
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Popular Song
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Country Dance
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Tango - Pasodoble
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade :: Tarantella Sevillana
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Notes: Bedworth Civic Centre (09/01/1976-09/02/1976)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/04/1970-08/06/1970)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Gordon, Gavin : The Rake's Progress :: Sarabande and Orgy
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (01/25/1956-01/26/1956)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935

>Lambert, Constant : Horoscope :: 3. Valse for the Gemini
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (01/25/1956-01/26/1956)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Holst, Gustav : The Perfect Fool, Op. 39
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/03/1974-08/04/1974)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918-1922