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BM 0441
STANDFORD, P.: Symphony No. 1, "The Seasons" / Cello Concerto (Wallfisch, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Lloyd-Jones)

Patric Standford Orchestral Music

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release date: August 2012

Originally recorded in 2011


Royal Scottish National Orchestra

David Lloyd-Jones

Raphael Wallfisch



Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

23 & 24 Nov 2011


Andrew Walton


Mike Clements

Record Label
British Music Society


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 69:25
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STANDFORD, P.: Symphony No. 1, "The Seasons" / Cello Concerto (Wallfisch, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Lloyd-Jones)

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First Symphony (The Seasons - An English Year)

1 I Spring: Allegro deciso, risoluto 10:19
2 II Summer: Adagietto 7:18
3 III Autumn: Scherzo 5:29
4 IV Winter: Epilogue (Variations) 9:43

Cello Concerto

5 I Adagio, ma con moto 8:53
6 II Molto vivace 8:14
7 III Adagio, molto tranquillo 10:01

Prelude to a Fantasy (The Naiades)


British Music Society BM 0441

Patric Standford: First Symphony, Prelude to a Fantasy, Cello Concerto – Raphael Wallfisch, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones

The British Music Society proudly presents world première recordings of three major orchestral works by the English composer Patric Standford, who will celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday in 2014.

The First Symphony, completed in 1972, grew out of a piece for strings, conceived as a memorial to Sir John Barbirolli, and is dedicated to the composer’s wife. Raphael Wallfisch, its dedicatee, is the soloist in the Cello Concerto, of which he gave the first broadcast performance in 1979. The concerto was written in homage to Brahms, and is built around the fifth movement of his Deutsches Requiem. The Prelude to a Fantasy was originally a movement of Standford’s Second Symphony, completed in 1980.

 "...the last work on the program, a Prelude to The Naiades, originally part of his [Standford’s] Second Symphony. This is another quiet but colorful piece that moves along rapidly and makes an effective closing to a lovely program. Wallfisch and Lloyd-Jones and the orchestra play this music with joy, and the recording is clear and warm."

D Moore - American Record Guide - November/December 2012

"... Not only are the performances under David Lloyd-Jones’s clear-headed direction consistently tidy and persausive, the disc also benefits from really excellent production values. Do investigate some rewarding repertoire - and fingers crossed for more."

Andrew Achenbach - - 29 October 2012

"Tight, tensile rhythms, sharply sculpted orchstration, and a genuine individuality - Patric Standford’s music merits close inspection. Impressively punchy performances." ****

Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine - November 2012

"... well worth investigating... Standford’s music has been extremely well served by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and that doughty champion of unfamiliar British music, David Lloyd-Jones. The sound quality is extremely good."

John Quinn -

"...All the music on this disc is logical, intelligible, and gripping... It is a joy to hear Raphael Wallfisch on such splendid form... Such cello works of real worth are few; Standford’s should join their number... a particularly stimulating disc."

Robert Anderson - Music and Vision

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