I've just bought the new Lyrita Rootham release via the Musicweb website. I just came upon the Musicweb Message Board and 'Dundonnell',amongst others was discussing the new release. The Boss of the site pointed out that the new cd set was available for £11.75 post free,via Musicweb and that was it!!!
I must admit,I do feel one needs to support a release like this.Not that they're going to go down without me,of course....but as that gruesome dinosaur Tesco's slogan goes.......!! I have now found all the Rootham downloads on my external drive. I've got the First symphony on there,and most,if not all,of the emi recordings;the cd of which is pretty pricey now!! As soon as I get some cdr's I will make a cdr,minus the Holbrooke and Bantock items;so I can concentrate on Rootham! I might miss the rather eye catching Lyrita artwork,with those birds!! Oh well.....I think I can cope!
I saw your comments about the earlier Rootham cd on Amazon. I actually like some of Holbrooke's music......but I'm greedy,and I want ALL Holbrooke cds! 'The Birds of Rhiannon' is rather nice imho,but not one of his strongest works. I DO think,however,that it works allot better coupled with orchestral works from his 'Cauldron of Annwn' cycle (as per,the not exactly brilliantly performed or recorded Marco Polo cd). A new cd of these works,including 'The Wild Fowl' would be a definite pre-order,here,and would display Holbrooke's darkly gothic,late romantic muse at it's best (Come on Chandos/Dutton/Cpo!!)