JOHN FOULDS (1880-1939): Volume 2 - Music-Pictures Group VI, Op. 81: Gaelic Melodies, The Florida Spiritual, Op. 71/1, La Belle Pierrette: Intermezzo Impromptu, Darby and Joan, Op. 42/1: An Old English Idyll, Music-Pictures Group IV, Op. 55: Suite for String Orchestra, Strophes from an Antique Song, Indian Suite, Henry VIII Suite, Op. 87: music to Shakespeare's play, Suite Française, Op. 22.
Catalogue Number: 01M004
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7260
Description: More ultra-high quality "light music" with a few items sitting on the border of "serious" music - like the little, 3:45 Strophes, whose depth of emotion and epic sweep are astonishing for such a short time-span. Also of special interest is the 1932-35 Indian Suite; unlike Foulds' other Indian-influenced works which were based on ragas, these five movements are based on folksongs, popular songs and songs from classical Hindu tradition. BBC Concert Orchestra; Ronald Corp.