British Tone Poems, Vol. 2JOHN FOULDS (1880-1939): April-England, Op. 48/1, ERIC FOGG (1903-1939): Merok, EUGENE GOOSSENS (1893-1962): By the Tarn, Op. 15/1, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Harnham Down, DOROTHY HOWELL (1898-1982): Lamia, FREDERIC COWEN (1852-1935): Rêverie*, PATRICK HADLEY (1899-1973): Kinder Scout*, ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975): Mêlée fantasque. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 09V002
Reference: CHAN 10981
Description: You might call these “Tone Miniatures” because only two of them are longer than eight and a half minutes. Although there only two things here that are premieres - Cowen’s 1903 Rêverie, six minutes of light music, and Hadley’s seven-minute evocation (1923) of the Peak District landmark which gives the work its title - the Vaughan Williams, Howell and Fogg have only been recorded before once (all offered here, on Campion, Dutton Epoch and Albion Records). BBC Philharmonic; Rumon Gamba.