DELIUS A Song of Summer Davis



A Song of Summer (1929-30)
+ Tippett: Triple Concerto
DG Concerts
Live from Royal Albert Hall, London
Only available as digital download
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis
Int. Release 10 Sep. 2007
DDD 0289 477 7332 0 GHD

Track List

Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra



Daniel Hope, Philip Dukes, Christian PoltÚra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Total Playing Time 41:22

The evening's finest achievement was Vaughan Williams's wartime Fifth Symphony. This poetic and melancholy work, full of exposed solo writing, showed off the considerable talents of the BBCSO. Each section -- solo violin, cor anglais, horns, cellos and basses especially -- shaped the score with heartfelt intensity, notably in the visionary third movement.

With Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra on crisp, alert form, the soloists in this welcome revival were violinist Daniel Hope, viola player Philip Dukes and cellist Christian PoltÚra, all outstanding players in their own right . . . Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony . . . was beautifully unfolded, its echoes of Sibelius in the first movement nicely touched in, and the final passacaglia steered to a radiantly peaceful conclusion . . .