Alun Hoddinott - Dives & Lazarus, Cantata* • Concertino for viola and small orchestra** • Nocturnes & Cadenzas for cello and orchestra*** • Sinfonia Fidei†

Felicity Palmer, soprano*
Thomas Allen, baritone*
Csaba Erdélyi, viola
Moray Welsh, cello
Jill Gomez, soprano†
Stuart Burrows, tenor†
Welsh National Opera Chorus*
New Philharmonia Orchestra* **
Philharmonia Chorus†
Philharmonia Orchestra*** †
David Atherton, conductor* **
Sir Charles Groves, conductor*** †

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1996 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.332
UPC/EAN: 5020926033222
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD/DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 77.57
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

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"... an excellent companion to the three Hoddinott symphonies. Nocturnes and Cadenzas is an ideal work to try if you want to know if Hoddinott is for you: its three nocturnes are finely coloured and quite characteristic, and the linking cadenzas have both clear structural function and expressive weight. The Concertino for viola has a particularly eloquent finale … and both of these concertante pieces are extremely well played. So are the others (how fortunate Hoddinott has been in his soloists), and the recordings still sound well" Michael Oliver, Gramophone

1 Dives and Lazarus, Opus 39 Alun Hoddinott 14.38
1. Adagio - Allegro ritmico
Concertino for viola and small orchestra, Opus 14 Alun Hoddinott 21.56
2 1. Andante 6.13
3 2. Allegro molto 4.41
4 3. Adagio - Allegro 11.02
5 Nocturnes and Cadenzas for cello and orchestra, Opus 62 Alun Hoddinott 20.59
Sinfonia Fidei, for soprano and tenor, Opus 95 Alun Hoddinott 20.24
6 1. Sequentia de Sancto Michaele 7.41
7 2. Ave Maris Stella 5.55
8 3. Vexilla Regis 6.48