For this monumental four-disc release, Lyrita has chosen the most influential and best loved symphonies by British composers, taken from previous Lyrita recordings. The best English ensembles are all included on this release, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. All are conducted by the most respected interpreters of British music, such as Nicholas Braithwaite, Vernon Handley, Sir Adrian Boult, Myer Fredman, Sir Lennox Berkeley, and more. Over five hours of music is included in this box set. The booklet contains fascinating and detailed liner notes by Paul Conway which give a brief biography of each of these composers, as well as a detailed history of their featured work. This release is a must have for any aficionado of British symphonic music.
Catalog Number: SRCD2355
Composer: Alan Rawsthorne, Arnold Bax, Cyril Rootham, Edmund Rubbra, Ernest John Moeran, Grace Williams, Humphrey Searle, John Joubert, Lennox Berkeley, Malcolm Arnold, William Alwyn, William Sterndale Bennett, William Wordsworth
Conductor: John Pritchard, Josef Krips, Lennox Berkeley, Myer Fredman, Nicolas Braithwaite, Norman Del Mar, Sir Adrian Boult, Vernon Handley, William Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra