Bridge/Bantock/Butterworth: Suite for Strings; There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook; Summer; The Pierrot of the Minute; The Banks of Green Willow

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COMPOSERS: Bridge/Bantock/Butterworth
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Suite for Strings; There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook; Summer; The Pierrot of the Minute; The Banks of Green Willow
PERFORMER: Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman Del Mar
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 6566 ADD (1979)
This is an excellent transfer. Each work is beautifully and sensitively performed. The gossamer, multi-part string writing in Bantock’s popular Pierrot of the Minute is now revealed in all its sublime subtlety. Summer lovingly captures images of a sultry day. Del Mar also convincingly pictures the cold rustling of late autumn hedgerows and icy waters heightening Ophelia’s tragedy in There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook, and the lovely Butterworth work is surely one of the most beautiful evocations of the English landscape. Ian Lace

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