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Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

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Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

Granville Bantock Orchestral Music
FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 6 CD | 1.69 GB
Classical | Hyperion | 2007

Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

Hyperion's Bantock recordings have been justly celebrated as burnishing (at least somewhat) the image of a very important turn-of-the-century English composer. There is some wonderful stuff here: the Celtic, Hebridean, and Pagan symphonies, The Witch of Atlas, Fifine at the Fair, Sappho, and the overtures to a Greek Tragedy and Pierrot of the Minute. There's also some junk, particularly the early tone poem (and Tchaikovsky rip-off) Thalaba the Destroyer. All of it is wonderfully performed and magnificently recorded, so if you want to take the Bantock plunge in a serious way, this set comprises the obvious choice. Bantock's virtues include his evocative scoring and a generous fund of attractive, mildly exotic melody. His main weakness is a lack of feeling for form, but he conceals this effectively enough in his best works. Either way, no collection of "English Renaissance" composers can afford to neglect him.
David Hurwitz

Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

CD 1
A Celtic Symphony
The Witch of Atlas
The Sea Reivers
A Hebridean Symphony


Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

CD 2
Pagan Symphony
Fifine at the Fair
Cuchullan's Lament
Kishmul's Galley


Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

CD 3
The Cyprian Goddess
The Helena Variations
Dante and Beatrice


Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

CD 4
Sappho
Sapphic Poem


Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

CD 5
The Song of Songs Prelude
Omar Khayyám
Caristiona
Processional
Thalaba the Destroyer


Granville Bantock Orchestral Music

CD 6
Overture to a Greek Tragedy
The Wilderness and the Solitary Place
Pierrot of the Minute
The Song of Songs


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