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5.0 out of 5 stars More British Premieres, 22 Mar 2014
This review is from: British Composers Premiere Collections, Vol. 4 (Audio CD)
Although this CD is billed as "British Composers Premiere Collections Volume 4 plus 1 - I assume the plus one is Salomon Jadassohn's Serenade No.3. I am somewhat of a loss as to why it was included on this CD as he certainly was not British.
A fascinating disc. The Lilian Elkington's "Out of the Mist" is a tone poem surrounding images of HMS Verdun emerging out of the mist carrying the Unknown Warrior back to England after the The Great War. The mood is very sober and evocative of the occasion. The notes included give a fascinating history of how the piece was discovered in a second-hand book shop in Worthing in the late 1970s.
Dorothy Howell's Concerto in D minor is highly enjoyable and demonstrates the composer's considerable talent.
Cyril Scott's Harpsichord Concerto is a little more challenging. It has other-worldly harmonies punctuated by the harpsichord.
Salomon Jadassohn's Serenade No.3 fills the remainder of the CD.This seems slightly out of place with the other works being from a different country and earlier generation. However it is extremely pleasant and fits well with the Cameo Classics series of Jewish German composers.
An extremely enjoyable and unusual CD and well worth purchasing.
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