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Granville Bantock: Pagan Symphony; Fifine at the Fair; Two Heroic Ballads ()

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Granville Bantock: Pagan Symphony; Fifine at the Fair; Two Heroic Ballads - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley (conductor)
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  1. Pagan Symphony
  2. Fifine at the Fair, tone poem
  3. Heroic Ballads (2) for orchestra

The second disc in Vernon Handley and the Royal Philharmonic's series of recordings of the music of Granville Bantock is just as rich and ripe as their first disc. Bantock's Fifne at the Fair from 1911 is lush and luxuriant with sensuous melodies and seductive harmonies and although Beecham used to make a specialty of the work, Handley and the RPO are just as voluptuous and perhaps more polished if possibly less playful. Bantock's Pagan Symphony from 1927 is plush and decadent with delusions of Dionysus and illusions of ...

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Granville Bantock: Pagan Symphony; Fifine at the Fair; Two Heroic Ballads 1995, Hyperion

UPC: 034571166308

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