Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
March Rhapsody on Original Themes (1897/1902)
Symphonic Suite in D minor (The Leeds' Suite) (1895)
First complete recording
Howard McGill (solo saxophone)
Symphony No.2 in A minor (The Norwich') (1893)
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
John Wilson (conductor)
Recorded at The Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford, 26-27 June 2007
Dutton Epoch's series of Edward German Symphonies is now completed by this disc, which features The Norwich ' Symphony coupled with the quasi-symphonic Leeds ' Suite and the ebullient March Rhapsody. Only one movement of the Leeds ' Suite has previously been recorded; here Dutton Epoch is delighted to present all four movements including the Elgarian Elegy' featuring a solo saxophone. This is tuneful music of some stature, and the BBC Concert Orchestra and their conductor John Wilson make a terrific case for scores that were once popular favourites. The first volume of Dutton Epoch's Edward German series featured the First Symphony, and here in the later Second Symphony, Edward German has grown in stature. In this definitive score, which dates from 1893, we find one of the most engaging British symphonies before Elgar.
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