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Rawsthorne: Violin Concertos no 1 and 2, etc / Hirsch, et al

Album Summary

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Corteges, fantasy overture for orchestra
>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Violin no 1
>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Violin no 2
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Typical of Rawsthorne's well-crafted, dramatically viable scores, these concertos do contain marvelous, gripping music of a primarily serious nature...I was put in mind of Shostakovich during several moments in the First Concerto...The performances bring out the best in this intense and very engaging music. And at Naxos's price, I can't see why anyone wouldn't choose to make its acquaintance." -Lange, Fanfare



Reviews

About this CD, Naxos 8554240
Penguin Guide Key Recording, January 2009
The Naxos recording brings the accomplished Rebecca Hirsch as soloist, with excellent orchestral support from the BBC Scottish Symphony under Lionel Friend. Her performances hold their own, and the value of the disc is enhanced by another première recording, that of Rawsthorne’s Cortèges. It is an imaginative and at times haunting piece, very well played and recorded here.


The Strad
"Hirsch conjures enchantment throughout, catching the zest of Rawsthorne's Bartok and Hindemith-inspired scherzo writing as alluring as she evokes the passionate lyricism"
Submitted on 08/04/11 by bj 
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Works Details

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Cortèges, fantasy overture for orchestra
  • Conductor: Lionel Friend
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio One, BBC Scotland, Glasgow Scotland (12/17/1996/12/21/1996)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Violin no 1
  • Performer: Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lionel Friend
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio One, BBC Scotland, Glasgow Scotland (12/17/1996/12/21/1996)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940s

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Violin no 2
  • Performer: Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lionel Friend
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio One, BBC Scotland, Glasgow Scotland (12/17/1996/12/21/1996)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956