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8 Sep 2015

24/96: Eric Coates / New SO - Coates. The Three Elizabeths / Four Centuries - Decca 1953

Eric Coates:
"The Three Elizabeths" - suite  (1944)  
1: Elizabeth Tudor  ~  2: Elizabeth of Glamis  ~  3: Queen Elizabeth - March

"Four Centuries" - suite  (1941)
1: Prelude and Hornpipe  ~  2: Pavane and Tambourin  ~  3: Valse  ~  4: Rhythm
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New Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Eric Coates 
Decca  ACL 164  (LK 4056)  1962 pressing/c.1957 matrices: ARL1539/40 -1Dr  Recorded: 3/4 February 1953  - West Hampstead Studios.
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks as ever, TE. Coates was a purveyor of high quality light music, much appreciated by Adrian Boult, and its good to have these available, just in time for HMQ's milestone.
    Andrew

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    1. As distinct from 'Light Classical'....couldn't find an EMG / Record Guide review of Coates...
      Not heard Boult's Lyrita; but Kurt List's Vienna disc is nice - Reginalds Kilbey's CBSO is v.nice (the ESD reissue contains the original TWO matrices) - and Mackerras/LSO Columbia 33C has one track not later reissued
      Wasn't sure if this was still available on CD after the ASV (LP dub?); but it seemed reasonably appropriate - the 24/96 obviously has some extended cymbal fireworks...

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  2. Wonderful recording under the composer. Outstanding light music performed with all required refinement. THX so much.

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  3. Many thanks and regards from The Netherlands.
    Veel dank en groeten uit Nederland.

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