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Hidden Gold, Part II

Part II of an examination of brilliant works that are not as well-known as others.

Program 1



Bantock: Celtic Symphony
Royal Phil/Handley
Hyp 66450

Vaughan  Williams: Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
English String Orchestra/Boughton
Nimbus 7009

Farrar: English Pastoral Impressions
Philharmonia Orchestra/Mitchell
Chan 9586

Bantock: The Witch of Atlas (excerpt)
Royal Phil/Handley
Hyp 66450


Program 2



Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
Israel Phil/ Bernstein
DG 427042
14:24, :28

Thompson: Symphony No. 3, III
New Zealand Symphony/ Schenck
Koch 7413

Kurka: Symphony No. 2, Op. 24
Grant Park Orchestra/Kalmar
Cedille 90000 077

MacDowell: Sea Pieces (excerpts)
Barbagallo, p.
Naxos 8.223631


Program 3

Vorisek: Mass in B flat (excerpts)
Czech Nat’l Symphony & Prague Chamber Chorus/Freeman
Cedille 90000 058

Martinu: Symphony No. 4, I
Czech Phil/Neumann
Sup 11 1967-2 011

Mahler: Das Klagende Lied, I
London Phil/ Boulez
Sony 45841

Program 4

Bertali: Chiacone
Holloway, v.; Assenbaum, org.; Mortensen, hps.
ECM 1668

Massenet: “Vive Amour Qui Rêve” fr. Chérubin
Choeur Les Eléments/Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse/Plasson; Dessay, s.
Virgin 45610

Massenet: Navarraise fr. Le Cid
National Phil/Bonynge
Lon 7032

Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Philharmonia/Ros Marbà; Bitetti, g.
EMI 49050

Rouse: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (excerpts)
Houston Symphony/Eschenbach;Wincenc, fl.
Telarc 80452


Program 5

Wagner: Overture fr. Das Liebesverbot
Philharmonia Orch/D’Avalos
ASV 996

Mascagni: “Suzel, buon dì” (Cherry Duet) fr. L’amico Fritz
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orch/Gavazzeni; Pavarotti, t.; Freni, s.
EMI 67830

Reger: Serenade in G, Op. 141a, I
Serenata of London
ASV 875

Dohnányi: Suite in F# minor, III, Romanza
Royal Phil/Sargent
EMI 63183

Mompou: “Jo Et Presentia Com La Mar” fr. Combat del somni
Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra/Ros Marbà; delos Angeles, s.
EMI 65061

Suk: Fairy Tale, Op. 16, I & II (as outro)
Czech Phil/ Belohlávek
Chan 9063
10:35, 3:40

Finzi: Concerto for Clarinet and Strings, III
City of London Sinfonia/Hickox; Collins, cl.
Virgin 90718



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