Sir Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes (1961); Madam Noy A Witchery Song (1918); The Enchantress / Pamela Bowden, Jennifer Vyvyan, Heather Harper, Gerald English
1 CD / Lyrita / 2015-07-10Conductors: ; Schwarz, Rudolf; Bliss, Arthur
Ensemble: BBC Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Goldsmiths Choral Union; Royal Choral Society; Wigmore Ensemble
Following demobilization from the army in 1919, Bliss wrote four exploratory essays in sonority and textures, including Madam Noy and Rout. They accorded him a...continue...
British Violin & Cello Concertos - Works by Benjamin, Moeran, Bax & Walton / Collier, Compoli & Gertler, violins; Piatiagorsky, cello; BBC Northern Orch.; BBC SO et al.
2 CD / Lyrita / 2015-06-09Conductors: Robinson, Stanford; Schwartz, Rudolf; Sargent, Sir Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; British Northern Orchestra
This two-disc set presents recordings of four British works from the Itter Broadcast Collection, the pristine recording archive of Lyrita founder Richard Itter, featuring fine...continue...
Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
Performers: Apekisheva, Katya; Rysanov, Maxim; Sitkovetsky, Alexander
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leading violist Maxim Rysanov and fellow musicians play Bohuslav Martinu's four later works for viola, all composed during his USA residence (1940-56) and all of...continue...