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Frederic Cowen (1852-1935)

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« Reply #3300 on: December 25, 2021, 03:30:25 pm »

Throughout his six-disc Bantock survey for Hyperion Vernon Handley was exemplary, except when it came to the Overture to a Greek Tragedy (1911), one of the composer's loveliest orchestral scores, and fittingly dedicated to Sibelius. As a performance it's a bloody disaster with the central allegro taken at half-speed. Don't bother with it, seek out Nicholas Braithwaite's rendition on Lyrita for a bit of the old "Whey-hey!"

...PS. Buy the Hyperion boxed set anyway to provide yourself with hours and hours of lovely Bantock. Just sayin', like...

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"A piece is worth your attention, and is itself for you praiseworthy, if it makes you feel you have not wasted your time over it." (Sydney Grew, 1922)

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