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'British String Concertos

Magazine article Gramophone

'British String Concertos

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'British String Concertos'

Banks Violin Concerto (a) W Busch Cello Concerto (b) Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto, Op 80 (c) Finzi Introit, Op 6 (d) Fricker Violin Concerto, Op 11 (e) Gerhard Violin Concerto (f) Hoddinott Nocturnes and Cadenzas, Op 62 (g) Holst Double Concerto, Op 49 (h). Invocation, Op 19 No 2 (i). Lyric Movement (j) Maconchy Serenata concertante (k) Moeran Violin Concerto (l) D Morgan Violin Concerto (m) Rubbra Soliloquy, Op 57 (n) (d) Rodney Friend, (l) John Georgiadis, (m) Erich Gruenberg, (h) Emmanuel Hurwitz, (c) Lorraine McAslan, (aef) Yf rah Neaman, (k) Manoug Parikian, (h) Kenneth Sillito vns (j) Cecil Aronowitz va (i) Alexander Baillie, (n) Rohan de Saram, (b) Raphael Wallfisch, (g) Moray Welsh vcs (f) BBC Symphony Orchestra; (hj) English Chamber Orchestra; (cdi) London Philharmonic Orchestra; (kln) London Symphony Orchestra; (g) Philharmonia Orchestra; (abem) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; (i) David Atherton, (d) Sir Adrian Boult, (c) Nicholas Braithwaite, (f) Colin Davis, (ae) Norman Del Mar, (g) Sir Charles Groves, (bklmn) Vernon Handley, (hj) Imogen Holst conds Lyrita [S] [4] SRCD2346 (5h 6' * ADD/DDD) From (i) SRCD209 (6/93); (hj) SRCD223 (5/67 (R), 7/70 (R), 4/93); (n) SRCD234 (1/80R, 10/92); (d) SRCD239 (4/78R); (l) SRCD248 (1/08); (f) SRCD274 (2/72R, 6/08); (aem) SRCD276 (1/75 (R), 8/75 (R), 5/78 (R), 9/08); (k) SRCD288 (5/82 (R)); (c) SRCD317 (12/07); (b) SRCD32O (2/08); (g) SRCD332 (6/82 (R), 2/97)

The release of this four-CD set of works for solo string instruments and orchestra pays tribute, as does the recently issued box-set of 'British Piano Concertos', to the imagination and vision of the late Richard Itter and his pioneering Lyrita label. For many, Lyrita was the British music label and was loyally supported by various 'in house' conductors, among them Adrian Boult, Nicholas Braithwaite, Norman Del Mar and Vernon Handley. …

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