Elgar - Piano Quintet, Sea Pictures (orchestrated by Donald Fraser) | Avie AV2362

Elgar - Piano Quintet, Sea Pictures (orchestrated by Donald Fraser)

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2362

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th May 2016

Contents

Artists

English Symphony Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
Rodolfus Choir

Conductor

Kenneth Woods

Works

Elgar, Edward

Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84 (orch. Donald Fraser)
Sea Pictures (arr. for choir by Donald Fraser)

Artists

English Symphony Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
Rodolfus Choir

Conductor

Kenneth Woods

About

Kenneth Woods conducts two triumphant premiere recordings of works by Elgar, orchestrated by Donald Fraser: the Piano Quintet with the English Symphony Orchestra, and Sea Pictures for choir and orchestra, with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Rodolfus Choir.

One "of the most exciting events I have experienced during a reviewing career approaching half a century," was the verdict of the Birmingham Post's critic after hearing the premiere performance of Elgar's Piano Quintet in a new orchestration by Donald Fraser, with Kenneth Woods conducting the English Symphony Orchestra.

This version, which was also named a "Premiere of the Year" by Classical Music Magazine, appears in a studio recording alongside Fraser's choral arrangement of Elgar's Sea Pictures with Woods conducting the English Chamber Orchestra and the Rodolfus Choir. Fraser has frequently orchestrated works by Elgar at the behest of individuals and organizations including Yehudi Menuhin and the Elgar Society. These two new arrangements will appeal to orchestras and choirs worldwide, and the recording will spread Elgar's music to yet a wider audience.

A triumph in its recreation of Elgar's rich orchestral sound-world The ESO certainly played with an enthusiastic awareness that they were making history, and the devoted, unassuming Kenneth Woods conducted with an easy flexibility that recalled the work's chamber-music origins.
- Birmingham Post

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