4 CD / Halle Records / 2011-11-08Works: George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad; English Idylls (2); Banks of Green Willow; Frederick Delius: Irmelin; A Village Romeo and Juliet; Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Pieces (2) for small orchestr...
Performers: Fletcher, Lyn; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Taylor, Joseph
Conductors: Elder, Mark; Wilson, John
Ensemble: Halle Orchestra
This four-CD set is a collection of English classics, previously released on the Hallé label as single discs. On disc one, the orchestra plays some...continue...
1 CD / Halle Records / 2011-08-09Works: Arnold Bax: Spring Fire, symphony for orchestra; Frederick Delius: Idylle de printemps, for orchestra, RT vi/5; North Country Sketches; Frank Bridge: Enter Spring, rhapsody for orchestra, H. 174
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
"I'd rather listen to [the Hallé] play English music than any other orchestra in the world." - The Times
"The music had a slow-burning intensity, with...continue...
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1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-10-21Works: Arnold Bax: Spring Fire, symphony for orchestra; Three Northern Ballads; Mediterranean, for piano; Symphonic Scherzo, for orchestra (arr. of piano work)
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"Chandos' full and reverberant sonics set off Bax's lustrous textures in full measure. Bax is now well represented by recordings. But the works, for all...continue...