Sir Edward German (Dutton Epoch)
Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by John Wilson
Recorded at The Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford, 26-27 June 2007
The disc includes:
March Rhapsody on Original Themes (1897/1902)
Symphonic Suite in D minor (The ‘Leeds’ Suite) (1895)
Howard McGill (solo saxophone)
Symphony No.2 in A minor (The ‘Norwich’) (1893)
I do not own this recording. If someone will provide a review, I will include it.
This information was taken from the Dutton Vocalion website:
Dutton Epoch’s series of Edward German Symphonies is now completed by this disc, which features The ‘ Norwich ’ Symphony coupled with the quasi-symphonic ‘ Leeds ’ Suite and the ebullient March Rhapsody. Only one movement of the ‘ Leeds ’ Suite has previously been recorded; here Dutton Epoch is delighted to present all four movements including the Elgarian ‘Elegy’ featuring a solo saxophone. This is tuneful music of some stature, and the BBC Concert Orchestra and their conductor John Wilson make a terrific case for scores that were once popular favourites. The first volume of Dutton Epoch’s Edward German series featured the First Symphony, and here in the later Second Symphony, Edward German has grown in stature. In this definitive score, which dates from 1893, we find one of the most engaging British symphonies before Elgar.
2007. Dutton Vocalion. "Sir Edward German". CDLX 7202.