Pastoral Classics - Music for a Summer's Day

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>Grainger, Percy : Work(s)
>Howells, Herbert : Dances (3) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 7
>Bridge, Frank : Summer, tone poem for orchestra, H. 116
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Dyson, George : Children's Suite
>Bucalossi, Ernest : Grasshoppers' Dance
>Butterworth, George : Banks of Green Willow
>Strauss, Josef : Die Libelle, Op. 204
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : In a Lovers' Garden
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral")
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphonic Suite from 'War and Peace'
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425
>Dyson, George : Concerto for Violin in E flat major
>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Dvorak, Antonin : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
>Traditional, English : Cherry Ripe
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Various artists including Craig, Ogden, Lydia Mordkovich, BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Tommy Reilly, and The Academy of St Martin in The fields ar eheard in this latest series of rich orchestral music. This set, which features a variety of distinguished performances, will serve as a wonderful accompaniment to the light-hearted activities it lends its emotions to. Including Gershwin's Summertime, Glazunov's The Seasons, Howell's Pastoral Rhapsody and the traditional Last Rose of Summer, this collection really does bring together a wonderful selection of pastoral music for the lazy days of summer. Engaging, enchanting, elegant and beautiful - with over two hours of music, this is a great collection to sit and unwind to.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: 2nd movement
  • Conductor: Walter Weller
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: June
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Grainger, Percy : Work(s) :: Early One Morning
  • Performers: Tommy Reilly (Harmonica); Skaila Kanga (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Howells, Herbert : Dances (3) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 7 :: 2nd movement
  • Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Bridge, Frank : Summer, tone poem for orchestra, H. 116
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Running Time: 10 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Dyson, George : Children's Suite :: "Pastoral"
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bucalossi, Ernest : Grasshoppers' Dance
  • Conductor: Anthony Godwin
  • Ensemble: Palm Court Theatre Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Butterworth, George : Banks of Green Willow
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1913.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Strauss, Josef : Die Libelle, Op. 204
  • Conductor: Jack Rothstein
  • Ensemble: Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performer: Colin Fleming (Flute)
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875 - 1959) : In a Lovers' Garden :: 1st movement
  • Conductor: Anthony Godwin
  • Ensemble: Palm Court Theatre Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral") :: 1st movement
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1921

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphonic Suite from 'War and Peace' :: 2. (Intermezzo)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-43.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1941-1943

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Performers: Craig Ogden (Guitar); Alison Stephens (Mandolin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Dyson, George : Concerto for Violin in E flat major :: 3rd movement
  • Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1913

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Traditional, English : Cherry Ripe
  • Performers: Tommy Reilly (Harmonica); Skaila Kanga (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: 1st movement
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Spring / Summer [extract]
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1908-18.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1918

>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
  • Performer: Phillip McCann (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Roy Newsome
  • Ensemble: Sellers Engineering Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1813