Goossens, Eugène - Orchestral Works - Davis, Andrew

Leveranstid: Skickas vanligtvis inom 2-5 dagar
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

This disc marks the beginning of the partnership between the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and its recently appointed Chief Conductor, Sir Andrew Davis, who already boasts an impressive discography on Chandos.

In the pieces performed here, we find Goossens emerging at the end of World War I as a brilliant and innovative orchestrator, a modernist with a technique derived from Debussy, Ravel, and early Stravinsky. As Director of the New South Wales Conservatorium in Sydney and Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, he was phenomenally successful, his achievements earning him international fame.

Four Conceits, Kaleidoscope, and Two Nature Poems all began life as works for solo piano, written during or just after World War I. All were later adapted for orchestral forces, and in steep contrast to the excessive length and opulence of much wartime music, these works (Kaleidoscope and Four Conceits in particular) are conspicuously brief. In fact, only one of the four Conceits exceeds two minutes.

The short tone poem Tam o'Shanter and the four-act opera Don Juan de Mañara were both inspired by literary works. The former illustrates the well-known poem of the same name by Robert Burns, depicting the drunken return from Ayr of Tam on this horse, the uncertain gait of which is heard in the music from the outset. The libretto for Goossens's opera had been written by Arnold Bennett after a play by Alexandre Dumas, père.

Also closely associated with the arts, Three Greek Dances was written for Margaret Morris whose flowing style of dancing, inspired by Isadora Duncan, we today associate with the 1920s. The piece, in its final form, was first performed in London by Morris and her dancers at the Faculty of Arts, Piccadilly in January 1931.

At the suggestion of their friend the critic Edwin Evans, four composers - John Ireland, Frank Bridge, Arnold Bax, and Eugene Goossens - jointly produced a miniature set of variations on the French folksong 'Cadet Rousselle', for soprano and piano. Goossens later arranged the set for orchestra without voice, the version performed here.
Artikelnummer CHSA5119
Streckkod 0095115511923
Utgivningsdatum 2013-03-13
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Chandos
Enhet SACD
Antal enheter 1
Dirigenter Davis, Andrew
Kompositörer Goossens, Eugène
Disk: 1
1 Four Conceits, Op. 20 Davis, Andrew Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2 Kaleidoscope, Op. 18
3 Tam o'Shanter, Op. 17
4 Variations on 'Cadet Rousselle'
5 Two Nature Poems, Op. 25
6 Three Greek Dances, Op. 44
7 Intermezzo from 'Don Juan de Manara', Op. 54
8 Concert Piece, Op. 65
Skriv din egen recension
Du måste logga in för att kunna skriva en recension
Om du tycker om Orchestral Works, berätta det gärna för dina vänner! Du kan snabbt och enkelt dela denna sida direkt på Facebook, Twitter och via e-post här nedanför.


169 kr
Bliss, Arthur - Morning Heroes & Hymn to Apollo - Davis, Andrew
169 kr
Ives, Charles - Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 - Davis, Andrew
318 kr
Elgar, Edward - The Dreams of Gerontius - Davis, Andrew
169 kr
Delius, Frederick - Delius in Norway - Davis, Andrew
Berlioz, Hector - Overtures - Davis, Andrew CHSA5118 2013-02-13 169 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Elgar, Edward - Starlight Express (The) - Davis, Andrew CHSA5111 2012-11-21 269 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Delius, Frederick - Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto - Davis, Andrew CHSA5094 2011-10-12 169 kr
Delius, Frederick - Appalachia / The Song of the High Hills - Davis, Andrew CHSA5088 2011-04-04 169 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Holst, Gustav - Planets (The) - BBC Philharmonic Orchestra CHSA5086 2011-02-21 169 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Goossens, Eugène - Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Shelley, Howard (piano) CHSA5068 2009-02-09 169 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Mitt konto
Min varukorg: 0 artiklar