The Magic Island / Sinfonietta for Strings / etc.

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WILLIAM ALWYN
The Magic Island / Sinfonietta for Strings / etc.
London Philharmonic Orchestra / William Alwyn (conductor)

[ Lyrita / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 1 April 2007

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"Following up the welcome reissue of all five of Alwyn's symphonies, come these two discs of shorter pieces, again with the composer a most persuasive interpreter. Alwyn himself with fair justice counted [Lyra Angelica] his most beautiful work … and Osian Ellis on the harp is second to none. Much the biggest work on the second disc is the Sinfonietta of 1970 … the central Adagio is among the most tenderly beautiful of Alwyn's inspirations, the more touching for its restraint. There and throughout both these discs Alwyn's technical mastery and his ability to conceal ingenuity make for consistently strong, immediate music-making. It is most welcome to have his on interpretations restored to the catalogue" Gramophone

"Following up the welcome reissue of all five of Alwyn's symphonies, come these two discs of shorter pieces, again with the composer a most persuasive interpreter. Alwyn himself with fair justice counted [Lyra Angelica] his most beautiful work … and Osian Ellis on the harp is second to none. Much the biggest work on the second disc is the Sinfonietta of 1970 … the central Adagio is among the most tenderly beautiful of Alwyn's inspirations, the more touching for its restraint. There and throughout both these discs Alwyn's technical mastery and his ability to conceal ingenuity make for consistently strong, immediate music-making. It is most welcome to have his on interpretations restored to the catalogue"
Edward Greenfield, Gramophone

Tracks:

Overture Derby Day
Symphonic Prelude, The Magic Island
Six Elizabethan Dances (Nos 1,2,5,6)
Sinfonietta
Festival March