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Bantock: Thalaba the Destroyer

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  • Orchestra: Granville Bantock
  • Audio CD (5 Nov. 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00005RT4E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,609 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Prelude to 'The Song of Songs'
  2. Prelude to 'Omar Khayyam'
  3. Camel Caravan from 'Omar Khayyam'
  4. Caristiona (No. 1 of 'Two Hebridean Sea Poems')
  5. Processional (No. 1 of 'Two Orchestral Scenes')
  6. Thalaba the Destroyer

Product description

Continuing Hyperion's pioneering Bantock series, Vernon Handley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra provide another lavish feast for the senses in Bantock: Thalaba the Destroyer . Bantock's musical language is heart-on-sleeve Romanticism sometimes coloured by Oriental references with, nevertheless, an identifiably English accent. Vernon Handley's passionate advocacy of this music ensures committed performances from the RPO. Hyperion's recording is everything one has come to expect from this company, enabling detail to register fully within a natural perspective. The major part of the programme is given over to the extended tone poem Thalaba the Destroyer, but the other items are no less fascinating, from the evocation of the desert at night in the Prelude to Omar Khayyám through to the magically scored, powerful Processional and the Straussian-sounding Prelude to The Song of Songs. Thalaba (1899) shows the clear influence of Tchaikovsky in its expressive and musical vocabulary. It is an engaging, involving musical tale worthy of more frequent performance in the concert hall. The disc from the same forces which includes both the Celtic and Hebridean symphonies forms the ideal complement to the present issue. --Colin Clarke

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David Wend
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother Fabulous Bantock Disc
15 January 2002 - Published on
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Dr. H. A. Jones
4.0 out of 5 starsBantock's tone poems including Thalaba the Destroyer
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4.0 out of 5 starsAnother mostly successful installment in the series, but not the place to start
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