GERALD FINZI (1901-1956): Music for Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28 (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously unissued), Let us Garlands bring for Baritone and String Orchestra, Op. 18, 2 Sonnets by John Milton for Tenor and Small Orchestra, Op. 12, Farewell to Arms for Tenor and Small Orchestra, Op. 9, In terra pax for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 39.
Catalogue Number: 09J056
Description: Only available recording of the nearly half-hour suite of music for a 1946 BBC adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost - an entirely different kind of work for a slow composer. Knowing that his music would be cut, stretched and adapted (not to mention talked over) as needed, he produced ten pieces perfectly suited to their places in the text. Texts included. Also the only available recording of the powerful and somber Sonnets from 1936. John Carol Case (baritone), Ian Partridge (tenor), Jane Manning (soprano), John Noble (baritone), John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra; Vernon Handley. Original 1979 LP release.