WILLIAM ALWYN (1905-1985): Overture to a Masque, Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B Flat, Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and Orchestra, 5 Preludes, Tragic Interlude, Autumn Legend for Cor Anglais and Orchestra, Suite of Scottish Dances.

Catalogue Number: 08K079

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.570704

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: You might call this "The Many Moods of William Alwyn": English pastoralism? Check (Pastoral Fantasia). Anguished war elegy? Check (Tragic Interlude). Folk music? Check (Scottish Dances). Brisk and bracing neo-classicism? Check (Concerto grosso). Lively "comedy overture"? Check (Overture to a Masque). Wistful and melancholy nature painting? Check (Autumn Legend). And, the six-minute set of orchestral preludes from 1927 are a first recording. What's not to like? Philip Dukes (viola), Rachael Pankhurst (cor anglais), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones.


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