FREDERIC AUSTIN (1872-1952): The Sea Venturers, FREDERIC COWEN (1852-1935): The Butterfly's Ball, GRANVILLE BANTOCK (1868-1946): The Frogs, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE (1847-1935): Overture to The Little Minister, HENRY BALFOUR GARDINER (1877-1950): Overture to a Comedy, ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900): Overture to Macbeth, SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912): Overture to The Song of Hiawatha, Op. 30/3, CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Prelude to Oedipus Tyrannus, Op. 29.

Catalogue Number: 02P065

Label: Chandos

Reference: CHAN 10797

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Lesser-known British overtures, most of them of the "concert overture" variety (other than Hiawatha, only Sullivan's and Mackenzie's are overtures from incidental music) and riding the emotional spectrum from the brooding and turbulent (Sullivan and Stanford) to the light-hearted and cheerful (Cowen, Mackenzie and Balfour Gardiner). And conductor Gamba, in a separate note, hints that there might be a follow-up! BBC National Orchestra of Wales;  Rumon Gamba.


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