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Release Date: Saturday 1 September 2007
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"This well filled and well recorded disc deserves success. I hope that it will soon be followed by recordings of some of Sir Henry's other arrangements"
(MusicWeb Sept 2007)
Sir Henry Joseph Wood Kt CH (3 March 1869 - 19 August 1944) was an English conductor, forever associated with the Promenade Concerts which he conducted for half a century. Founded in 1895, they became known after his death as the "Henry Wood Promenade Concerts" (now the "BBC Proms"). He had an enormous influence on musical life in Britain: he improved access immensely, and also raised the standard of orchestral playing and nurtured the taste of the public, introducing them to a vast repertoire of music, encouraging especially compositions by British composers. He was knighted in 1911.
1 Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 J. S. Bach 9.53
2 Funeral March (from Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op 35) Chopin 10.26
3 Polish Dance no. 3 Scharwekna 4.10
4 Spanish Dance no.4 in G Granados 5.15
5 Funeral March (In memory of Rikard Nordraak) Grieg 7.47
6 La cathédrale engloutie (Préludes, Book 1 no. 10) Debussy 6.46
7 Prelude in C-sharp minor (Op. 3 No. 2) Rachmaninov 3.46
8 Pictures at an exhibition Mussorgsky 30.29