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Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)


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Frederic Cowen (1852-1935)


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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2021, 08:23:46 pm »


It would be a mistake to overlook the lovely Toy Symphony, Op.62 (1957), perhaps Arnold's 2. There is an MP3 conducted by Simon Rattle in BIMA.

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« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2021, 11:49:56 am »

The Concertos, a wonderful legacy!

Yes indeed, but which are members' favourites out of this wide-ranging repertoire? Mine would be:

Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings, Op.32 (1951)
Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Op.39 (1952)
Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra, Op.46 (1954)
Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Op.47 (1954)
Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, Op.67 (1959)
Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op.77 (1962)
Concerto for Two Pianos (Three Hands), Op.104 (1969)
Philharmonic Concerto, Op.120 (1976)

Perhaps the strangest omission from his catalogue is a Violin Concerto, I'm sure he must have been approached by several soloists during his career...

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« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2021, 04:13:39 pm »

The Concertos, a wonderful legacy!

Yes indeed, but which are members' favourites out of this wide-ranging repertoire? Mine would be:

Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings, Op.32 (1951)
Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Op.39 (1952)
Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra, Op.46 (1954)
Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Op.47 (1954)
Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, Op.67 (1959)
Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op.77 (1962)
Concerto for Two Pianos (Three Hands), Op.104 (1969)
Philharmonic Concerto, Op.120 (1976)

Perhaps the strangest omission from his catalogue is a Violin Concerto, I'm sure he must have been approached by several soloists during his career...

 Smiley

Out of the above, my absolute favourite is still the Concerto for Two Pianos (Three Hands), Op.104 (1969). For sheer panache, somehow-integrated stylistic eclecticism and wow-factor nothing beats it. Of the four recordings I have...

Cyril Smith/ Phyllis Sellick (broadcast of the premiere, 1969)
David Nettle/ Richard Markham (broadcast, 1991)
David Nettle/ Richard Markham (Conifer, 1994)
Howard Shelley/ Hilary MacNamara (undated broadcast)

...I think the 1991 broadcast scores the highest, despite the obvious excitement of the premiere. A real crowd-pleaser!

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