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: The Works of York Bowen: Second Concerto

York Bowen (Pianoforte) and The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Mr. York Bowen is widely known as Pianist, Composer and Teacher.
He is a Professor of the Pianoforte in the institution at which he received his training-the Royal Academy of Music. He has composed much music in many forms-Symphonies, Concertos, Chamber Music (including a number of works for the viola, in which he has shown a special interest) and much Pianoforte Music.
His Second Pianoforte Concerto was brought out when he was only twenty-three. It is in three sections, which are played without a break.
The bold opening theme will be heard again, at a livelier pace, in the Finale. Instead of recapitulating the themes of the first section of the work, after he has developed them. the Composer introduces the second (slow) section, in which the chief theme is given out by a solo Viola. This instrument also stands out in the Coda (or tailpiece) of this section. Then a brief Clarinet solo leads to the Finale, whose principal theme, as mentioned above, begins with the same notes as those heard on the Brass at the opening of the Concerto. In the last cadenza for the soloist, and in the Coda of the whole work, we hear reminiscences of previous themes.
(Picture on page 552.)

Sylvia York Bowen (Mezzo-Soprano)
The Hidden Treasure
In June
A Moonlight Night

York Bowen
Romance in G Flat Prelude in D Flat
A Romp, from Second Suite

Sylvia York Bowen
Lullaby .........(Songs of Elfland)
Elf, The Piper ..... (Songs of Elfland)
The Harvest Moon ........(Songs of Elfland)

York Bowen

The Windmill (from 'Hans Andersen')
The Hardy Tin (from 'Hans Andersen')
Soldier (from 'Hans Andersen')
Toccata, from Third Suite

Orchestra
Poem for Orchestra, 'Eventide'

Contributors

Pianist: York Bowen
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite
Mezzo-Soprano: Sylvia York Bowen








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