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Ina Boyle: Violin Concerto/Psalm for cello and orchestra/Symphony No. 1/Overture/Wild Geese

[SACD Hybrid Multi-channel]

Ina Boyle (1889-1967)

1. Overture for orchestra (1933-34) Allegro vivace

Concerto for violin and orchestra (1932-33 rev. 1935) BB
2. i Lento ma non troppo – Poco più lento – Tempo primo
3. ii Adagio – Animato e crescendo
4. iii Allegro ma non troppo – A tempo, tranquillo – Tempo primo – Teneramente e tranquillo – Tempo primo

Symphony No. 1 “Glencree” (In the Wicklow Hills) (1924-27)
5. i On Lacken Hill (Molto moderato – Più lento, tranquillo)
6. ii Nightwinds in the Valley (Allegro molto – Tranquillo)
7. iii Above Lough Bray (Adagio – Poco più con moto, ma sempre molto moderato)

8. Wildgeese: Sketch for small orchestra (1942) Lento misterioso

9. Psalm for cello and orchestra (1927 rev. 1928) NR
Lento – Poco allegro, inquieto – Lento – Andante, tranquillo – Animato – Adagio

A Sea Poem: Theme, variations and finale for orchestra (1919)
10. Introduction (Lento, molto sostenuto)
11. Theme (Lento e sostenuto)
12. Variation I (Più animato)
13. Variation II (Più vivace, scherzando)
14. Variation III (Più largamente)
15. Variation IV (Adagio, molto tranquillo)
16. Variation V (Allegro molto)
17. Variation VI (Più mosso – Adagio)
18. Finale (Lento, quasi Tempo primo, tranquillo)

SACD-ONLY BONUS TRACK (N.B. This track is playable only on SACD players.)
19. Colin Clout (A Pastoral after Spenser’s The Shepheard’s Calender) (1921)
Molto adagio – Poco più mosso – Molto tranquillo

Ronald Corp conductor
BB Benjamin Baker violin
NR Nadège Rochat cello

Produced in association with BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Multi-ch Stereo
All tracks available in stereo and multi-channel

This hybrid CD can be played on any standard CD players (except track nr 19 which is playable only on SACD players)

This programme of music by Irish composer Ina Boyle (1889-1967), a one-time student of Vaughan Williams, collates several of her major orchestral works. The rhapsodic Violin Concerto of 1935 is in three continuous movements, and both conductor Ronald Corp and soloist Benjamin Baker interpret the music with sympathetic attention to detail, maintaining its natural ebb and flow. Boyle wrote three symphonies, and this disc presents the long overdue recording of the First Symphony, subtitled Glencree (In the Wicklow Hills), which dates from 1924-27. The young cellist Nadège Rochat gives a powerful reading of the Psalm for cello and orchestra, written in 1927, while four short but captivating orchestral pieces complete the programme – which reveals Ina Boyle as a composer of originality and invention.

“this is the first time Boyle’s music has been treated to a single-composer anthology of her orchestral works. It is here performed with sympathetic insight and some rejuvenating zest.” “... the music-making here is personable, tuneful and completely approachable.” Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International, May 2018

"Both works, and indeed the rest of the items on the disc, receive persuasive and sympathetic performances and convey the pastoral sentiment as well as the dramatic intensity running through the music. Under Corp, the BBC musicians’ imaginative response to Ina Boyle’s 1st Symphony expressively reflects ‘the inspiration that she found in nature and the ever-changing Wicklow landscape’." Pat O'Kelly, Irish Catholic, 10 May 2018

"This admirable album is full of premiere recordings ... Boyle's music is very much worth hearing." "Symphony No. 1 ... middle movement ... has a a bracing swirl and snap in its jig rhythms, and is vividly projected by conductor Ronald Corp and the orchestra." "... the brooding Psalm has a twilit Celtic ambience, characterfully summoned by the cello solist Nadège Rochat." "The recorded sound is excellent." Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine, August 2018

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