1 800 222 6872

Holst: Cotswolds Symphony; Walt Whitman Ov.; Indra; Japanese Suite; A Winter Idyll / JoAnn Falletta

> Walt Whitman, Op. 7 - Walt Whitman, Op. 7
> Symphony in F major, Op. 8, "The Cotswolds" - I. Allegro con brio
> Symphony in F major, Op. 8, "The Cotswolds" - II. Elegy: Molto adagio (In Memoriam William Morris)
> Symphony in F major, Op. 8, "The Cotswolds" - III. Scherzo: Presto - Allegretto
> Symphony in F major, Op. 8, "The Cotswolds" - IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
> A Winter Idyll - A Winter Idyll
> Japanese Suite, Op. 33 - I. Prelude: Song of the Fisherman
> Japanese Suite, Op. 33 - II. Ceremonial Dance
> Japanese Suite, Op. 33 - III. Dance of the Marionette
> Japanese Suite, Op. 33 - IV. Interlude: Song of the Fisherman
> Japanese Suite, Op. 33 - V. Dance under the Cherry Tree
> Japanese Suite, Op. 33 - VI. Finale: Dance of the Wolves
> Indra, Op. 13 - Indra, Op. 13

Album Summary

>Holst, Gustav : Walt Whitman Overture, for orchestra, Op. 7, H. 42
>Holst, Gustav : Symphony in F major ("The Cotswolds"), Op. 8, H. 47
>Holst, Gustav : A Winter Idyll, H 31
>Holst, Gustav : Japanese Suite, for orchestra, Op. 33, H. 126
>Holst, Gustav : Indra, Op. 13/H 66
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gustav Holst's youthful enthusiasm for Wagner is reflected in his ebullient Walt Whitman overture written in 1899. Shortly afterwards he composed the Cotswolds Symphony which embraces hints of contemporary British folk music but is dominated by the slow movement, a profound elegy for the utopian socialist William Morris. Though completed at college, A Winter Idyll shows real orchestral assurance. Indra is an accomplished tone poem revealing Holst's interest in the legends of India, whilst the glittering and evocative Japanese Suite was written in response to a request from a Japanese dancer appearing in London. The Ulster Orchestra is one of Northern Ireland's cultural cornerstones and since its foundation in 1966 has become one of the major symphony orchestras in the United Kingdom and Ireland. JoAnn Falletta was appointed Principal Conductor in May 2011, the orchestra's twelfth but first female and first American to be appointed to the post.

The Times
There's so much British music around this summer, but here's some you won't have heard unless you are a Holst anorak...Good performances, despite a few rough string moments.

BBC Music Magazine
JoAnn Falletta on Naxos conducts from original manuscripts, including for the first time several bars cut by Matthews. Holst fans will want to buy this disc for that reason alone...[Indra] exudes confidence and orchestral mastery. It deserves to be regularly performed.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Lyrita's classic and brilliant sound works better in this music than Naxos's good but somewhat distant and less detailed recording. Serious Holstians should get all the Lyritas and pick up Falletta for Cotswolds and Japanese Suite.

MusicWeb International
It is marvellous to see Naxos and [JoAnn Falletta] riding to the rescue of Holst's scandalously neglected early music (a neglect aided and abetted by the composer's daughter). All of these works have been recorded before, but [Falletta] brings a fresh eye to the music.

The Guardian
To judge from these works, all very impressively played by the Ulster Orchestra under its new principal conductor JoAnn Falletta, Holst's style took some years to settle down completely.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2012
It is good to hear these works played with such panache.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Holst, Gustav : Walt Whitman Overture, for orchestra, Op. 7, H. 42
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Holst, Gustav : Symphony in F major ("The Cotswolds"), Op. 8, H. 47
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1899-1900

>Holst, Gustav : A Winter Idyll, H 31
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Holst, Gustav : Japanese Suite, for orchestra, Op. 33, H. 126
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Holst, Gustav : Indra, Op. 13/H 66
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903