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Holst: The Wandering Scholar; Suite de ballet; A Song of the Night / Ingrid Attrot; Neill Archer, Alan Opie, Donald Maxwell, Richard Hickox

> Suite de ballet, Op. 10 - I. Danse rustique
> Suite de ballet, Op. 10 - II. Valse
> Suite de ballet, Op. 10 - III. Scene de nuit
> Suite de ballet, Op. 10 - IV. Carnival
> A Song of the Night, Op. 19, No. 1 - A Song of the Night, Op. 19, No. 1
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - When boughs are green in April (Louis, Alison) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - When rainbows follow flying showers (Alison) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - Piggy, piggy, piggy! (Father Philippe, Alison) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - Someone is coming! (Alison, Father Philippe, Pierre) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - Before that I was twenty (Pierre, Father Philippe, Alison) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - Learned? Comely? (Father Philippe, Pierre, Alison) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - Heigho, a pretty knave! (Alison, Father Philippe) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - He'll lie all day in the sun (Louis, Pierre, Alison) -
> The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50 - As I was walking here to-day (Pierre, Louis, Alison)

Album Summary

>Holst, Gustav : Suite de ballet, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 10, H. 43
>Holst, Gustav : A Song of the Night, Op. 19 no 1/H 74
>Holst, Gustav : The Wandering Scholar, opera, Op. 50, H. 176
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Another re-release from Hickox's classic recordings finds us knee-deep in lesser-known and widely varied works of Gustav Holst. The Suite de Ballet is one of Holst's lighter orchestral pieces, worked colorfully with a slightly French flair. Song of the Night for solo violin shows the composer in a confident and imaginative Romantic frame of mind. Finally, the comic chamber opera The Wandering Scholar was one of Holst's latest works, stripped down to only the barest necessities. Hickox's lively performance was hailed as inspiring "full-blooded music-making" throughout.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Neither EMI set contains the Ballet Suite in E-flat and Song of the Night that come with the Hickox. Both are early Holst, before Holst was "Holst" and before he became interested in folk music. They are lightly romantic, though more substantial than British Light Music. Suite de Ballet (1899 or 1900, revised 1912) is in four movements. The titles 'Danse Rustique' and 'Valse' describe the natures of the first two very well. 'Scene de Nuit' is richly laid out for strings and violin solo. 'Carnival' is march-like and sometimes riotous. Nicholas Braithwaite recorded the Suite for Lyrita on a fine Holst release cited above. His reading is straightforward and conservative, whereas Hickox lights things up, giving the work size and intensity. Braithwaite is good, but Hickox reaches out more and makes a slightly better case for the work. His violin soloist has a sweeter tone, though David Nolan was fine for Braithwaite.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (05/15/1996-05/16/1996).



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>Holst, Gustav : Suite de ballet, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 10, H. 43
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Notes: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (05/15/1996-05/16/1996)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899-1912

>Holst, Gustav : A Song of the Night, Op. 19 no 1/H 74
  • Performer: Lesley Hatfield (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Notes: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (05/15/1996-05/16/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Holst, Gustav : The Wandering Scholar, opera, Op. 50, H. 176
  • Performers: Lesley Hatfield (Violin); Alan Opie
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Notes: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (05/15/1996-05/16/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929-1930