Eric Coates - The Three Men • Dancing Nights • Two Symphonic Rhapsodies • Summer Afternoon • The Enchanted Garden • Footlights • Rhythm (20th Century) • London Bridge

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.213
UPC/EAN: 5020926021328
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 76.19
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, 1 - 3 August 1989, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: John Dunkerley

"This is a highly enjoyable disc, expertly played and interpreted. It certainly grew on me after second and subsequent hearings. Strongly recommended for those who are not irredeemably and irreconcilably prejudiced against "light" classical music and who enjoy their music superbly crafted and played!" Em Marshall, Click here to read the full review

"One of the most handsome Coates collections, recorded con amore and performed with idiomatic dedication ..." Rob Barnett, Click here to read the full review

"This is a secure port of call for all Coates collectors. Its Lyrita brother volume, with Boult conducting Coates, is now also available (SRCD.246). This Wordsworth volume however has more Coates, rarer Coates, and better-played Coates ..." Jonathan Woolf, Click here to read the full review

"Wordsworth directs proceedings with chipper ebullience. Especially valuable here is the 1938 ballet The Enchanted Garden, Coates’s biggest orchestral canvas, opulently scored and full of the most warm-hearted invention ..." Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, May 2007 Click here to read the full review

Suite: The Three Men (1935) Eric Coates 15.17
1 The Man from the Country 4.36
2 The Man-about-Town 5.07
3 The Man from the Sea 5.34
4 Concert Valse: Dancing Nights (1932) Eric Coates 8.12
Two Symphonic Rhapsodies (1933) Eric Coates 10.25
5 1. Pitch my Lonely Caravan 5.06
6 2. Birdsongs at Eventide / I Heard You Singing 5.19
7 Idyll: Summer Afternoon (****) Eric Coates 3.53
8 Ballet: The Enchanted Garden (1946) Eric Coates 21.11
9 Concert Valse: Footlights (1939) Eric Coates 5.50
Suite: 4 Centuries (1942) Eric Coates 6.57
10 4. Rhythm (20th Century) 6.57
11 March: London Bridge (1934) Eric Coates 4.31