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Vernon Handley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Bantock: Hebridean Symphony, Celtic Symphony, The Witch of Atlas (1991)

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Vernon Handley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Bantock: Hebridean Symphony, Celtic Symphony, The Witch of Atlas (1991)

Vernon Handley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Granville Bantock: Hebridean Symphony, Celtic Symphony, The Witch of Atlas, The Sea Reivers (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 250 Mb | Total time: 73:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66450 | Recorded: 1990

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs magnificently from beginning to end, coupling elegance, eloquence, passion, and poser with Hyperion's fastidious sound in a way that compels admiration from the listener for conductor, ensemble and composer alike. Handley's is the definitive version of the Hebridean Symphony, outstripping that available on Naxos in every regard, and with the other works on this disc to further commend it, this release sails effortlessly into port as the newest inductee into Fanfare's Classical Hall of Fame.

Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

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Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)
Emily Beynon, flute; BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67089 | Time: 00:56:34

First recordings of two powerful works from the pen of one of our major composers, John McCabe, who is celebrating his sixtieth birthday this year. Of Time and the River (the title is taken from Thomas Wolfe's novel) is actually the published title of McCabe's Fourth Symphony, written in 1993/4 to a commission by the BBC. The Flute Concerto was written for James Galway in 1989/90 and he gave the first performance of it in 1990 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra who commissioned the work. Here it is played by the outstanding young flautist Emily Beynon in her first recording for Hyperion.