Gustav Holst - Walt Whitman Overture • Suite de Ballet • Suite in E flat • A Hampshire Suite • A Moorside Suite

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.210
UPC/EAN: 5020926021021
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD/DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 63.31
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Track 1: No recording information available
Tracks 2 - 5: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 7 March 1980, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, John Pellowe
Tracks 6 - 8: Recorded at Watford, 6 July & 23 August 1993, Producer: Andrew Keener, Engineers: Trygg Tryggvason, Andrew Halifax
Tracks 9 - 15: Recorded at Watford, 26 August 1993, Producer: Andrew Keener, Engineer: Mark Vigars

"Quite simply, buy it. Play it through good equipment and enjoy the progress of genius from struggle to mastery. It is played by the LPO on top form under Nicholas Braithwaite without any showing off but with a mastery to match that of the composer ..." Stephen Hall, Click here to read the full review

"Braithwaite lends (the Moorside Suite, Nocturne) the chilliest temperature I have ever heard. This provides an easily relished contrast when the March crashes in with its plough-boy confidence and swagger. The acoustic image for the Watford Town Hall items is broad and deep, accommodating the grandeur of the March with as much ease as the thud of the bass drum ..." Rob Barnett, Click here to read the full review

"Nicholas Braithwaite’s effervescent 1980 account of the winsome Suite de ballet sounded stunning on black disc and continues to do so on silver (Decca’s peerless Kenneth Wilkinson was the balance engineer, the sumptuous acoustic is that of Kingsway Hall) ..." Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, May 2007 Click here to read the full review

1 Walt Whitman Overture Op.7 (1899) Gustav Holst 7.14
Suite de Ballet in E flat Op.10 (1899) Gustav Holst 19.43
2 Dance Rustique (Allegro con spirito) 2.13
3 Valse (Tempo di valse) 3.56
4 Scène de Nuit (Andante con moto) 7.52
5 Carnival (Allegro moderato) 5.42
Suite in E flat Op.28 No.1 (1909) (orch. Gordon Jacob) Gustav Holst 10.12
6 1. Chaconne (Allegro moderato) 4.14
7 2. Intermezzo (Vivace) 2.57
8 3. March (Tempo di marcia) 3.01
A Hampshire Suite Op.28 No.2 (1911) (orch. Gordon Jacob) Gustav Holst 11.18
9 1. March (Allegro) 4.19
10 2. Song Without Words: I’ll love my love (Andante) 1.59
11 3. Song of the Blacksmith (Moderato e maestoso) 1.32
12 4. Fantasia on the Dargason (Allegro moderato) 3.28
A Moorside Suite (1928) (orch. Gordon Jacob) Gustav Holst 15.01
13 1. Scherzo (Allegro) 2.54
14 2. Nocturne (Adagio) 7.40
15 3. March (Allegro) 4.27