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ELGAR / BRITTEN / DELIUS / WALTON / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / ARNELL / etc
The British Music Collection
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Isaac Stern (violin) etc / Royal Philharmonic, Thomas Beecham / Philharmonia orchestra, Andrew Davis / London Symphony, Andre Previn

[ Sony Classical Masters / 12 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Thursday 1 September 2016

"One of the most compelling statements is Francescatti's Violin Concerto, laced with the Frenchman's vibrant sweetness and virtuoso panache. In typically upfront CBS sound we can luxuriate in his luscious tone and in the finale we can hear his languorous romanticism in all its glory." (The Walton Violin Concerto)

"Zukerman and Barenboim are well matched with imaginative and generous-hearted coups flowing and tumbling one after the other. The soloist is sweet-toned without becoming treacly seeming at times." (The Elgar Violin Conceerto)

"Ma's performance of the Elgar concerto is superb, both in its controlled dignity and in its spacious eloquence. The big gestures are all there, with a powerfully arresting opening flourish and tellingly graded handling of the meandering first theme. Ma also is highly alert to dynamic indications, so practically no two measures of the recitative passage before the Scherzo sound the same, just as Elgar intended." (ClassicsToday on the Elgar)

Tracks:

Elgar:
Cockaigne Overture
Imperial March
Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39
Symphony No 1
Symphony No 2
Sea Pictures (with Yvonne Miinton)
Violin Concerto (with Pinchas Zukerman)
In the South
Cello Concerto (with Yo-Yo Ma)

Delius:
Paris - A Nocturne
Over the Hills and Far Away
North Country Sketches
Eventyr
Koanga

Walton:
Cello Concerto (with Yo-Yo Ma)
Johannesburg Festival Overture
Capriccio Burlesco
Facade (both orchestral version & version with reciter, with Edith Sitwell)
Violin Concerto (with Zino Francescatti)
Belshazzar's Feast

Arnell:
Punch and the Child, Op. 49
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Britten:
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
London Symphony Orchestra
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21
Leon Fleisher (piano)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Tyrwhitt-Wilson (Lord Berners):
The Triumph of Neptune
Philadelphia Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Vaughan Williams:
Symphony No. 4 in F minor
New York Philharmonic
Symphony No. 6 in E minor
New York Philharmonic
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
New York Philharmonic

Davies, Peter Maxwell:
Violin Concerto
Isaac Stern (violin)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn