Favourite Orchestral Classics | Somm ARIADNE5012

Favourite Orchestral Classics

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Label: Somm

Cat No: ARIADNE5012

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Expected Release Date: 21st May 2021



Philharmonic Concert Orchestra


Iain Sutherland


Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV208, 'Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!'
» Sheep may safely graze (Schafe konnen sicher weiden) (arr. William Walton)

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.2
» III Minuet

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

Te Deum, H146
» Prelude

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel

Petite Suite de Concert, op.77
» no.1 Le Caprice de Nanette

Copland, Aaron

Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes)
» Hoe-Down

Debussy, Claude

Petite Suite (orch. H Busser)
» I En bateau

Delius, Frederick

A Village Romeo and Juliet
» The Walk to the Paradise Garden
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Falla, Manuel de

El amor brujo
» Ritual Fire Dance

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 8 (6), op.65
» no.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Lyric Suite, op.54
» no.2 Gangar (Norwegian Rustic March)

Khachaturian, Aram

» Sabre Dance
Masquerade Suite
» V Galop

Mascagni, Pietro

Cavalleria rusticana
» Intermezzo

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, op.61
» I Scherzo: Allegro vivace

Prokofiev, Sergei

Romeo and Juliet, op.64
» The Young Juliet (Act 1)

Puccini, Giacomo

Suor Angelica
» Intermezzo

Stravinsky, Igor

The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite no.2 (1919)
» IV Berceuse

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Swan Lake, op.20
» Scene (Act 2)


Philharmonic Concert Orchestra


Iain Sutherland


SOMM RECORDINGS is pleased to announce a celebration of Favourite Orchestral Classics by Iain Sutherland and the Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Recorded in Munich in 1998 and Hanover in 1992, these glorious recordings bear the unmistakable stamp of the Scottish maestro’s reputation for emotion, colour and drama.

Sixteen composers drawn from three centuries of memorable music range from the brilliant heraldic flourish of Charpentier’s Te Deum Prelude (made internationally popular as the signature tune of the European Broadcasting Union) to Stravinsky’s agenda-changing The Firebird, with its beautiful Lullaby.

There is yearning romance in Prokofiev’s ‘The Young Juliet’ and Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana, thrilling fantasy in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo, ecstatic energy in Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance (Gayane), infectious high spirits in Copland’s Hoe-Down (Rodeo) and the sylvan beauty of On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius. Other highlights include unforgettable classic moments from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (the delightful ‘Le Caprice de Nanette’), Bizet (the lilting Minuet from L’Arlésienne with its novel use of saxophone), Bach (the sublime Sheep May Safely Graze) and Puccini (Suor Angelica’s melody-rich Intermezzo).

Completing the wide-ranging recital are Grieg’s festive Wedding Day at Troldhaugen and evocative Norwegian Rustic March, the haunting scene-setting introduction to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and Debussy’s vividly impressionistic En bateau.

Iain Sutherland’s previous SOMM releases include the “impressive… fully recommended” (Musical Opinion) Bernstein: Broadway to Hollywood (Ariadne5002) and In London Town (SOMMCD0117) with its “sparkling performances of some of the cream of light music” (MusicWeb International). His two volumes of Great Classic Film Music (Ariadne5006/5009) received wide acclaim, Classical Music Daily declaring Sutherland makes “the music sound even more exciting than it was thought to be”.

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