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Ireland: Music for String Orchestra - Raphael Wallfisch (cello); Orchestra of the Swan; David Curtis (conductor)
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  1. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor
  2. Summer Evening, for piano
  3. Sarnia: An Island Sequence, pieces (3) for piano: In a May Morning
  4. Soliloquy, for piano
  5. Bagatelle, for violin & piano
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  1. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor
  2. Summer Evening, for piano
  3. Sarnia: An Island Sequence, pieces (3) for piano: In a May Morning
  4. Soliloquy, for piano
  5. Bagatelle, for violin & piano
  6. Berceuse, for violin & piano
  7. Cavatina, for violin & piano
  8. A Downland Suite, arrangement for orchestra (completed by G. Bush)
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For the most part, this album consists not of original music for string orchestra by John Ireland, but of transcriptions of other works by the composer. You might not be overly attracted to an album of transcriptions of music by Ireland, an English (not Irish) composer of the early and middle 20th century who is of only middling renown. Most of the music here originated as piano music or violin-and-piano music, not an easy transfer to cello and piano in either case, and it's not as though performances of the originals are ...

Ireland: Music for String Orchestra 2016, Naxos

UPC: 747313137275

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