The rediscovery of the music of the Edinburgh composer Charles O’Brien (1882–1968) continues with this third CD of his orchestral music. The explicitly Scottish Ellangowan Overture contrasts splendid Caledonian vistas with some wonderfully catchy tunes, and in the two suites O’Brien skilfully combines a naturally symphonic voice with an unexpected sense of fun.
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Waltz Suite, Op. 26 (1928)
Suite Humoristique, Op. 8 (1904)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0299EAN/UPC: 5060113442994Release Date: 01.01.2017Composer: Charles O'Brien Artists: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra,
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Best music ever .. oldies & goodies .. so relaxing
Brian Wilson :
“Liepāja may be a long way from Scotland but under the direction of Paul Mann the orchestra certainly evokes its spirit in this performance. … The Suite humoristique is the earliest work here. Despite its title it’s a more profound work than the Waltz Suite, though charming and approachable. Like the other works it receives what I take in the absence of comparisons to be an idiomatic performance. The recording is good, especially in 24-bit format.” –Music Web International, April 2017
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