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Made in Britain

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Scapino, comedy overture for orchestra
>Butterworth, George : English Idylls (2)
>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : The Happy Forest, tone poem for orchestra
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Folk Song Suite
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>German, Edward : Nell Gwyn
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Notes & Reviews:

Made In Britain celebrates a rich and nostalgic period of English music surrounding the turn of the 20th century, including evergreens such as Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Elgar's "Salut d'amour" as well as the folk-inspired "Two English Idylls" by Butterworth and "English Folk Song Suites" by Vaughan Williams. Today's leading interpreter of British music oversees this celebration, conducting the UK's oldest professional orchestra which, founded in 1840, is steeped in this glorious musical tradition.

BBC Music Magazine
Clark's playing has rapturous firepower...John Wilson's conducting secures ultra-vivid, sparklingly finished performances that also respond memorably to the quieter moments.

Gramophone Magazine
A well-chosen programme of English orchestral miniatures very well recorded. He opens with Walton's portrait of the commedia dell'arte character Scapino, full of gusto yet bringing out tenderly the contrasting romantic episodes that fill out the character...Delius's sensuously romantic Walk to the Paradise Garden and Bax's lushly scored The Happy Forest are made glowingly radiant in John Wilson's richly textured evocations.

The Independent
John Wilson is probably best known for his light-entertainment orchestral work, especially his restorations of classic film scores - a background which, it turns out, equips him well for this anthology of British musical landscapes.

Classic FM Magazine
The celebrated John Wilson brings his interpretative magic to bear on these pieces, which often transplant you so fully into the era you have to check you're not wearing a peplum suit or Oxford bags. The general mood is one of unhurried romanticism. The RLPO gently draws out every subtlety.

The Arts Desk
Rich, immaculate sound and impeccable orchestral playing too.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010).



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>Walton, William : Scapino, comedy overture for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940-1950

>Butterworth, George : English Idylls (2)
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : The Happy Forest, tone poem for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914-1921

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Folk Song Suite
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1923

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: James Clark (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>German, Edward : Nell Gwyn :: Overture
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (04/07/2010-04/08/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900