De Boeck

COMPOSERS: De Boeck
LABELS: Marco Polo
WORKS: Symphony in G; Violin Concerto; Dahomeyan Rhapsody
PERFORMER: Guido de Neve (violin)Royal Flanders PO/Frédéric Devreese
CATALOGUE NO: 8.223740 DDD
Here are a symphony, a violin concerto and a rhapsody, any of which could pass as a lesser-known work by a variety of better-known composers, particularly members of the Russian ‘Five’ and a number of British composers such as Elgar and Parry. This is also the problem, however, since de Boeck falls some way short of the individual voice which would justify a tag of ‘unduly neglected’. Nevertheless, these are enjoyable curiosities and performances are excellent throughout. Christopher Dingle

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