Started by vandermolen, June 17, 2010, 12:46:58 PM
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Quote from: Symphonic Addict on May 27, 2020, 02:23:08 PMA new recording of Missa Sabrinensis:
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on July 20, 2020, 11:05:24 PMA disk of Howells' previously unrecorded piano music:Here there is a piece called "Finzi: His Rest" which is a distinct piece from the well-known "Finzi's Rest". Apparently the story is that this latter piece was a pre-existing one that Howells revised on the day he heard of Finzi's death and published in Howells' Clavichord, but the piece recorded here was actually a new one written that same day.All the pieces are very good. I'm looking forward to volume 2.
Quote from: Irons on July 22, 2020, 07:35:53 AMMost interesting. Howells is a composer I warm to but not so keen on vocal music which does narrow the field. I will investigate that CD, thanks.
Quote from: vandermolen on July 22, 2020, 09:29:20 AMDo you know Hymnus Paradisi Lol?
Quote from: Irons on July 23, 2020, 03:17:49 AMI know of it Jeffrey, but I guess that is not what you are asking. Odd really as two of my "Desert Island" discs are vocal, Finzi's Dies Natalis and Britten's Serenade but I have an aversion to choirs and religion in music. Never say never and of course I will give Hymnus Paradisi a listen as I do like Howells.
Quote from: vandermolen on July 23, 2020, 03:28:00 AMThis is one of my all time favourite CDs:
Quote from: Irons on July 23, 2020, 03:58:40 AMOn LP Dies Natalis is coupled with Holst.
Quote from: Figaro on February 12, 2022, 02:10:44 PMI wondered if someone could clarify for me:Howells String Quartet 'In Gloucestershire' is frequently referred to as "No.3", yet I can't find any reference whatsoever to any other String Quartets by the composer besides the "Fantasy String Quartet" which postdates #3 and therefore can't possibly be #1 or #2. Whatever happened to the first two quartets? They don't appear to have been recorded nor available as sheet music. Are they lost, or withdrawn by the composer or something?
Quote from: Roasted Swan on February 13, 2022, 06:43:28 AMMy guess would be one of two things.... eithera) as you suggest there are withdrawn/lost earlier quartets orb) Lady Audrey's Suite = No.1, The Fantasy Quartet from 1917 is No.2 and "In Gloucestershire" (because it was finished in 1920 even though started before the Fantasy Quartet) is No.3
Quote from: Oates on February 13, 2022, 07:43:34 AMb) is absolutely correct, according to the most authoritative book I know on Howells The Music of Herbert Howells (2013) (ed Phillip A. Cooke and David Maw). Howells had numbered it No.3 on the manuscript.
Quote from: Big David on February 14, 2022, 10:07:02 AMI bought this CD a few years ago after reading an article in Gramophone about the Hymnus Paradisi. Willcocks' recording was the first available and the soloists are utterly magnificent. Of course it isn't a digital recording and Gramophone felt that others were better conducted but Harper and Tear are so good that all lovers of English music should acquire the disc if they can find it, IMHO.IIRC this CD is no longer commercially available, except as a download; but I managed to acquire a copy via ebay.
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