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Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète; "Reflections" / TrondheimSolistene [Blu Ray Audio]

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

As compositions, the three works featured on this release echo the intensity, visions, and personal character of the composers. Benjamin Britten's 1937 work Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge was composed at the request of Boyd Neel. Neel later conducted the premiere at the 1937 Salzburg Festival. The composition, which launched Britten into international acclaim, was dedicated "to F.B. A tribute with affection and admiration. Bridge had been Britten's teacher beginning in 1927. Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis was composed in 1910 and premiered later that year at the Three Choirs Festival. Many of Vaughan Williams' compositions are inspired by music of the Renaissance, this piece, however, is the most directly linked. It is based on a theme by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), one of the most well known Renaissance composers. A ballet in two tableaux, Stravinsky's Apollon musagete was composed between 1927 and 1928, and choreographed in 1928. The story is based on the Greek legend of Apollo, the God of music, and his visit from the Muses.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Selbu Church, Norway (06/2015/08/2015).



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>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Oyvind Gimse
  • Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (TrondheimSolistene)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: Oyvind Gimse
  • Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (TrondheimSolistene)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Oyvind Gimse
  • Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (TrondheimSolistene)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 56 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Oyvind Gimse
  • Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (TrondheimSolistene)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: Oyvind Gimse
  • Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (TrondheimSolistene)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Oyvind Gimse
  • Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (TrondheimSolistene)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 56 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928