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British Composers Premiere Collections, Vol. 3

Album Summary

>Joseph Holbrooke : Pantomime Suite, for orchestra, Op. 16
>Mackenzie, Alexander : La Belle Dame sans Merci, for orchestra
>Somervell, Arthur : Symphony in D minor ("Thalassa")
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Notes & Reviews:

Holbrooke's charming little suite for strings, dating from the early 1900s, is the forerunner of the Ballet Suite Pierrot, Op. 36b. It was performed in Bournemouth in March 1908, conducted by the composer, and won for him the Charles Lucas Medal. "La Belle Dame sans Merci" was commissioned by the Philharmonic Society for their 1883 season. The inspiration for this tone poem is Keats' ballad poem of the same name. "Thalassa" is Somervell's only symphony. It received its first performance in February 1913, by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by none other than Arthur Nikisch.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Robert Sammut Hall, Malta (2011).



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>Joseph Holbrooke : Pantomime Suite, for orchestra, Op. 16
  • Conductor: Michael Laus
  • Running Time: 13 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mackenzie, Alexander : La Belle Dame sans Merci, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Michael Laus
  • Running Time: 18 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Somervell, Arthur : Symphony in D minor ("Thalassa")
  • Conductor: Michael Laus
  • Running Time: 36 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral