Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921- September 2006)

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0120061016

Sir Malcolm sadly passed away recently. Donald Macleod talks about Arnold the composer, the professional trumpeter and the conductor.
Concerto No 2 for clarinet and orchestra, Op 115
Emma Johnson
English Chamber Orchestra
Ivor Bolton (conductor)
Beckus the Dandipratt, Op 5
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum (conductor)
String Quartet No 1
McCapra Quartet
English dances Set 1, Op 33
London Philharmonic
Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

Donald Macleod pays tribute to the composer who died last month. He talks about Arnold the composer, the professional trumpeter and the conductor.
Clarinet Concerto No 2
Emma Johnson (clarinet)
English Chamber Orchestra
Ivor Bolton (conductor)
Beckus the Dandipratt
London Philharmonic
Eduard van Beinum (conductor)
String Quartet No 1
McCapra Quartet
English Dances, Op 33
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

0220061017

Sir Malcolm, known for his love of practical jokes and his ebullient, gregarious personality, suffered for most of his life from some sort of depressive illness, making life very difficult for those closest to him. Donald Macleod discusses the two sides of Arnold's nature.
Homage to the Queen Ballet Suite, Op 42a
Royal Aarhus Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Douglas Bostock (conductor)
Clarinet Sonatina, Op 29
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Ian Brown (piano)
Fantasy on a theme of John Field
John Lill Pianist
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor).

Sir Malcolm, known for his love of practical jokes and his ebullient, gregarious personality, suffered for most of his life from some sort of depressive illness, making life very difficult for those closest to him. Donald Macleod discusses the two sides of Arnold's nature.
Homage to the Queen - ballet suite
Royal Aarhus Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Douglas Bostock (conductor)
Clarinet Sonatina, Op 29
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Ian Brown (piano)
Fantasy on a Theme of John Field
John Lill (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor).

0320061018

Donald Macleod discusses the people who have been closest to the composer - we hear music he has written for some of them, along with his flute sonata composed for James Galway and the concerto he wrote for his own instrument, the trumpet.
Allegro and Quickly from Two Piano Pieces 1941
Benjamin Frith (pianist)
5 songs by William Blake
Pamela Bowden (contralto)
BBC Northern Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold (conductor)
Four Cornish Dances
London Philharmonic
Malcolm Arnold (conductor)
Flute Sonata, Op 121
Judith Pearce (flute)
Ian Brown (piano)
The Trumpet Concerto
John Wallace (trumpet)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Norman del Mar (conductor).

Donald Macleod discusses the people who have been closest to the composer, with music he has written for some of them, along with his flute sonata composed for James Galway and the concerto he wrote for his own instrument, the trumpet.
Allegro; Quickly (2 Piano Pieces, 1941)
Benjamin Frith (piano)
5 songs by William Blake
Pamela Bowden (contralto)
BBC Northern Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold (conductor)
Four Cornish Dances
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold (conductor)
Flute Sonata, Op 121
Judith Pearce (flute)
Ian Brown (piano)
Trumpet Concerto
John Wallace (trumpet)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Norman del Mar (conductor).

0420061019

Donald Macleod discusses how the composer has been an enormous source of encouragement to groups and individuals across the musical spectrum, from school orchestras, to the Rock group Deep Purple, and his own friend Sir William Walton.
Little Suite No 1 (for Brass Band), Op 80
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Elgar Howarth (conductor)
Fantasy for Cello
Julian Lloyd Webber
Song of Simeon
Mary....Ann Dowall (soprano)
Joseph....Christopher Keyte (bass)
Innkeeper....Forbes Robinson (bass)
Innkeeper's Wife....Jean Allister (contralto)
Simeon....Ian Partridge (tenor)
Woman from Galilee....Ursula Connors (soprano)
Boy....Simon Hutton
Ambrosian Singers
English Chamber Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

Donald Macleod discusses how the composer has been an enormous source of encouragement to groups and individuals across the music spectrum, from school orchestras to rock group Deep Purple, and his friend Sir William Walton.
Little Suite No 1 for Brass Band
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Elgar Howarth (conductor)
Fantasy for Cello
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)
Song of Simeon
Mary....Ann Dowall (soprano)
Joseph....Christopher Keyte (bass)
Innkeeper....Forbes Robinson (bass)
Innkeeper's Wife....Jean Allister (contralto)
Simeon....Ian Partridge (tenor)
Woman from Galilee....Ursula Connors (soprano)
Boy....Simon Hutton
Ambrosian Singers
English Chamber Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

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Donald Macleod investigates the wide range of musical activities in which the hugely prolific Arnold was involved. The composer considered his dotty Grand Grand Overture his best along with the concerto many guitarists consider to be one of the finest in the repertoire, the one he wrote for Julian Bream.
Padstow Lifeboat
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
River Kwai March
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Quintet, Op 7
Nash Ensemble
A Grand, Grand Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)
Guitar Concerto
Julian Bream (guitar)
Melos Ensemble
Malcolm Arnold (conductor).