ELIZABETH MACONCHY (1907-1994): Symphony for Double String Orchestra, Serenata Concertante for Violin and Orchestra (Manoug Parikian [violin], London Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Handley. 1982 LP release), Music for Strings (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth. Never before released - probably recorded c.1992), Overture Proud Thames (LPO; Handley. 1972 LP release).
Catalogue Number: 08J067
Description: Collectors who know Maconchy primarily for her set of thirteen string quartets will find her orchestral music more expansive and more lyrical but still containing her love of rhythm and counterpoint. The earliest work here, the Proud Thames overture from 1952, also shows her capable of brilliantly contributing to the genre of the festive overture for large orchestra.