Alun Hoddinott - Clarinet Concerto • Harp Concerto • Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 2

Gervase de Peyer, clarinet
Osian Ellis, harp
London Symphony Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor
Philip Fowke, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Martin Jones, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.330
UPC/EAN: 5020926033024
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD / DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 67.28
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1 - 6: No recording information available
Tracks 7 - 10: Recorded at Walthamstow, 15 February 1996, Producer: Oliver Rivers, Engineer: Mike Sheady
Tracks 11 - 13: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, March 1973, Producer: James Walker, Engineer: Colin Moorfoot


Alun Hoddinott was born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, South Wales. He showed musical aptitude young, beginning violin lessons at the age of four, later becoming a founder-member (playing the viola) of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He won a composition scholarship to the University College of South Wales at sixteen. Hoddinott began composing as a boy, but withdrew most of his early works, including some that had already been performed and broadcast. His sequence of symphonies has been seen as the centre of his achievement, but his concertos are hardly less important. By the time of his Third Symphony, completed when he was forty, he had written thirteen concertante works, for a wide range of solo instruments and scorings. The early concertos for oboe and for clarinet are with strings only, the First Piano Concerto uses wind and percussion without strings, the Organ Concerto a large orchestra particularly rich in percussion ...


Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra Op. 3 (1950) Alun Hoddinott (b. 1929) 14.21
1 I Capriccio Allegro giocoso 4.48
2 II Arioso Lento con malinconia 6.17
3 III Burlesca Allegro piacevole 3.16
Harp Concerto Op. 11 (1957 rev. 1970) Alun Hoddinott (b. 1929) 17.41
4 I Dialogue 6.23
5 II Improvisation 5.58
6 III Fantasy 5.20
Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 19 (1960) Alun Hoddinott (b. 1929) 19.06
7 I Moderato 5.23
8 II Presto 4.41
9 III Lento 4.06
10 IV Allegro 4.56
Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 (1960 rev. 1969) Alun Hoddinott (b. 1929) 16.15
11 I Moderato 4.34
12 II Adagio 6.58
13 III Allegro 4.48