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British String Concertos - works by Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Busch, Moeran, Rubbra, Gerhard, Fricker, Maconchy, Hoddinott et al. / various artists

Audio Samples

  1. Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80: I. Allegro maestroso - Vivace - Allegro molto
  2. Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80: II. Andante semplice - Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80: III. Alegro molto - Moderato
  4. Invocation, Op.19, No.2 for Cello and Orchestra $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Introit for small orchestra and solo violin, Op.6 $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Double Concerto for two Violins and Orchestra, Op.49: I. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Double Concerto for two Violins and Orchestra, Op.49: II. Lament $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Double Concerto for two Violins and Orchestra, Op.49: III. Variations on a Ground $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Cello Concerto: I. Lento-Allegro con spirito
  11. Cello Concerto: II. Allegretto (quasi andante) con dolcezza $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Cello Concerto: III. Molto vivace, con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: I. Allegro moderato
  14. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: II. Rondo: Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: III. Lento
  16. Soliloquy for Cello and Orchestra, Op.57
  17. Violin Concerto: I. Allegro cantabile, con anima-Molto vivace, con spirito
  18. Violin Concerto: II. Largo. Allegretto placido
  19. Violin Concerto: III. Allegro con brio. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra, Op.11: I. Con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra, Op.11: II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra, Op.11: III. Allegro vivo $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Serenata Concertante for Violin and Orchestra: I. Lento - Allegro con moto - Allegro ritmico $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Serenata Concertante for Violin and Orchestra: II. Scherzo with Trio (Allegro molto) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Serenata Concertante for Violin and Orchestra: III. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Serenata Concertante for Violin and Orchestra: IV. Allegro vigoroso - Andante tranquillo $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: I. Lento - Moderato cantabile - Alla Marcia
  28. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: II. Presto energico ma leggieramente $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: III. Lento - Allegro deciso - Con fuoco $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: I. Lento - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: II. Andante cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: III. Risoluto $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Nocturnes and Cadenzas for cello and orchestra, Op.62

Album Summary

>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 80
>Holst, Gustav : Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75
>Finzi, Gerald [Composer] : Introit for violin & orchestra, Op. 6
>Holst, Gustav : Double Concerto, for 2 violins & orchestra, Op. 49, H. 175
>Holst, Gustav : Lyric Movement, for viola & chamber orchestra, H. 191
>Busch, William : Concerto for Cello
>Moeran, E.J. : Concerto for Violin & orchestra
>Rubbra, Edmund [Composer] : Soliloquy for cello & orchestra, Op. 57
>Gerhard, Roberto : Concerto for Violin & orchestra
>Fricker, Peter Racine : Concerto for Violin & small orchestra, Op. 11
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Serenata Concertante, for violin and orchestra
>Morgan, David (I) : Concerto for Violin
>Banks, Don : Concerto for Violin
>Hoddinott, Alun : Nocturnes and Cadenzas for cello and orchestra, Op.62
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Notes & Reviews:

Following the success of the Lyrita 50th Anniversary sets, the label is proud to present this new four-CD compilation box set collecting British string concertos from the Lyrita catalog!

The Telegraph
It is like coming across long-buried treasure, and represents perhaps the finest exhibition our music has ever had.

MusicWeb International
...this is an historic collection for all sorts of reasons. These recordings will be listened to for many years to come. The heyday of Lyrita was an extraordinarily rich period for British music and for performers who were committed to it.



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Works Details

>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 80
  • Performer: Lorraine McAslan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Running Time: 32 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Holst, Gustav : Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75
  • Performer: Alexander Baillie (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Atherton
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911

>Finzi, Gerald [Composer] : Introit for violin & orchestra, Op. 6
  • Performer: Rodney Friend (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1927

>Holst, Gustav : Double Concerto, for 2 violins & orchestra, Op. 49, H. 175
  • Performers: Emanuel Hurwitz (Violin); Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
  • Conductor: Imogen Holst
  • Running Time: 14 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Holst, Gustav : Lyric Movement, for viola & chamber orchestra, H. 191
  • Performer: Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)
  • Conductor: Imogen Holst
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1933

>Busch, William : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 23 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Moeran, E.J. : Concerto for Violin & orchestra
  • Performer: John Georgiadis (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 34 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1938-1942

>Rubbra, Edmund [Composer] : Soliloquy for cello & orchestra, Op. 57
  • Performer: Rohan de Saram (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 15 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Gerhard, Roberto : Concerto for Violin & orchestra
  • Performer: Yfrah Neaman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 34 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1942-1945

>Fricker, Peter Racine : Concerto for Violin & small orchestra, Op. 11
  • Performer: Yfrah Neaman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 23 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 03/1950

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Serenata Concertante, for violin and orchestra
  • Performer: Manoug Parikian (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 20 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Morgan, David (I) : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 25 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Banks, Don : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Yfrah Neaman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 26 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1968

>Hoddinott, Alun : Nocturnes and Cadenzas for cello and orchestra, Op.62
  • Performer: Moray Welsh (Cello)
  • Conductor: Charles Groves
  • Running Time: 21 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969