Gustav Holst - Two Songs without Words • Fugal Concerto • Ballet Music from The Golden Goose • Nocturne (A Moorside Suite) • Double Concerto for two violins • Lyric Movement for viola • Brook Green Suite • Cappriccio

William Bennett, flute
Peter Graeme, oboe
Cecil Aronowitz, viola
Emmanuel Hurwitz and Kenneth Sillito, violins
English Chamber Orchestra
Imogen Holst, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1992 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.223
UPC/EAN: 5020926022325
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 75.11
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

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"Another splendid trawl through the treasurable Lyrita back-catalogue. Here’s an uncommonly wide-ranging and generous selection of Holstian delights, encompassing music as stylistically diverse as the folk-song bumptiousness of the early Two Songs without Words to the “tender austerity” of the Lyric Movement for viola – a most haunting creation from his penultimate year. Performances throughout possess unfailing insight, and the present re-masterings are superb. An essential companion disc to Lyrita’s Holst/Boult compilation" Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

"The ability to programme smaller works of major composers effectively into a 70- or 80-minute programme was seemingly one of Lyrita’s defining strengths. The present disc is a case in point, the whole given a special stamp of authority by Imogen Holst’s fervent conducting ..." Colin Clarke, Click here to read the full review

"The status of lesser works by a famous composer is always problematic, but try this experiment - play this disk for your musical friends and tell them the music is by a previously unknown British composer. My bet is they’ll want to hear more, want to know more about this undoubtedly great composer - and that should be our guide ..." Paul Shoemaker, Click here to read the full review

Two Songs without Words, Opus 22 Gustav Holst 8.03
1 1. Country Song 4.26
2 2. Marching Song 3.37
Fugal Concerto, for flute, oboe and strings, Opus 40 no.2 Gustav Holst 8.04
3 1. Moderato 2.13
4 2. Adagio 2.50
5 3. Allegro 3.01
The Golden Goose, Opus 45 no.1 Gustav Holst 8.04
6 Ballet Music 14.51
A Moorside Suite Gustav Holst 8.04
7 Nocturne 6.36
Double Concerto for two violins, Opus 49 Gustav Holst 14.23
8 1. Scherzo 4.57
9 2. Lament 4.07
10 3. Variations 5.19
11 Lyric Movement for viola Gustav Holst 9.57
Brook Green Suite Gustav Holst 7.12
12 1. Prelude 1.52
13 2. Air 2.34
14 3. Dance 2.46
15 Capriccio Gustav Holst 6.02

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