Tritons / The Forgotten Rite / Mai-Dun / A London Overture / The Overlanders Suite / etc

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JOHN IRELAND
Tritons / The Forgotten Rite / Mai-Dun / A London Overture / The Overlanders Suite / etc
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

[ Lyrita / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 1 April 2007

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"The 1970s origins of many of Lyrita's too long delayed CD revivals need hold no fears for any purchaser. The forty plus year old sound remains an object lesson taught by the analogue tradition to the digital era. Not the essential Ireland apart from Forgotten Rite but full of vitality and imagination"
(Recording of the Month MusicWeb Feb 2007)

"The 1970s origins of many of Lyrita's too long delayed CD revivals need hold no fears for any purchaser. The forty plus year old sound remains an object lesson taught by the analogue tradition to the digital era. The recordings here first appeared on various LPs from what was then known as the Lyrita Recorded Edition. Richard Itter's Lyrita label was, from the very outset, a steadfast champion for Ireland. Overall he was the composer who had the largest number of LPs in the Lyrita listing. The orchestral LPs from Lyrita were from the period 1966-1971 and all were Boult-conducted. A classic John Ireland collection – magically done. Not the essential Ireland apart from Forgotten Rite but full of vitality and imagination"
(Recording of the Month MusicWeb Feb 2007)

"Throughout the programme Boult conducts with flair and imagination and he gets excellent playing from the LPO. The recorded sound wears its years very lightly indeed and presents the orchestra most truthfully – I suspect the venue may have been London's Kingsway Hall. The notes, by three different writers, are presumably assembled from the original LP issues: all are well informed and very readable. At the time they were first released these Boult recordings and their companions on two other Lyrita CDs, represented the first serious survey of Ireland's orchestral music. Though subsequent recordings have appeared from other labels and other conductors these performances are still required listening for all Ireland enthusiasts and their appearance at last on CD is greatly to be welcomed."
(MusicWeb May 2007)

Tracks:

Tritons, symphonic prelude (c1905) 10.29
The Forgotten Rite, prelude (1913) 7.07
Mai-Dun, symphonic rhapsody (1920-21) 11.23
A London Overture (1936) 11.57
Epic March (1942) 8.12
Themes from Julius Caesar (arr. Geoffrey Bush) (1942) 6.45
The Overlanders, Suite (1946-47) (ed. Charles Mackerras) 20.07