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John Ireland (1879-1962)

5/5. Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of the life and works of Ireland with the composer's final song-cycle, Five 16th Century Poems. Plus the impressive Concertino Pastorale for strings, composed at the outbreak of the Second World War, and Ireland's first foray into film music, The Overlanders, a wartime story of courage in the face of adversity.

Five 16th Century Poems
Christopher Maltman (baritone)
Graham Johnson (piano)

Concertino Pastorale (for string orchestra)
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)

The Overlanders (Suite from the film, arr. Charles Mackerras)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Fri 16 Nov 2007 20:45

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