British Tone Poems, Volume 2

British Tone Poems, Volume 2

Foulds: April-England, Fogg: Merok, Goossens: By the Tarn, Vaughan Williams: Harnham Down, Howell, D: Lamia, Cowen: Reverie, Hadley: Kinder Scout, Bliss: Melee Fantasque

BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba

Chandos 10981 @ £10 plus P&P (September 2019 CD of the month. From 1 October price will be £11)

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About this recording … Chandos presents the eagerly anticipated second volume of Rumon Gamba’s fascinating survey of lesser-known British musical gems. This edition features works from composers including Sir Arthur Bliss, Patrick Hadley, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Herbert Foulds, and more. British-born conductor Rumon Gamba held the positions of Principal Conductor and Music Director of NorrlandsOperan between 2008 and 2015 and Chief Conductor of the Aalborg Symfoniorkester between 2011 and 2015. He was also Chief Conductor and Music Director of Iceland Symphony Orchestra between 2002 and 2010. He regularly leads the BBC orchestras and has appeared at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions. This release includes two world premiere recording.

British Tone Poems, Volume 1 inc Gurney: A Gloucestershire Rhapsody, Gardiner, H B: A Berkshire Idyll, Vaughan Williams: The Solent, Bantock: The Witch of Atlas Tone Poem for Orchestra No 5. BBC Music Magazine “A highly enjoyable wander away from the familiar British path, including some rare youthful Vaughan Williams. The playing is suitably characterful throughout.” Chandos 10939 @ £11 plus P&P


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