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Saturday, May 2, 2015 Permalink

The Walter Scott Connection

Portrait of Walter Scott by Edwin Henry Landseer

 

He was a literary superstar—perhaps the most influential author of the first half of the 19th century—whose poems and historical novels inspired works by Schubert, Rossini, Berlioz, and Bizet, among others.

In this hour, music based on the writings of Sir Walter Scott—from Rob Roy to Ivanhoe to The Lady of The Lake, and more.

 

FEATURED RECORDINGS 
CD Title
Group/Artist
Catalog #
UPC
Berlioz: Overtures [for Rob Roy]
San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Yoav Talmi
Naxos 8.550999
0730099599924
Berlioz: Complete Orchestral Works [for Waverley]
London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis
Philips 456 143-2
0028945614328
The Artistry of Elly Ameling [for Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria)]
Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin
Philips  012-170-2  
028947345121
Sullivan: Ivanhoe
Matthew Brook, Adrian Partington Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones
CHAN 10578
 
095115157824
Rosza: Ivanhoe [for “Lady Rowena”]
Sinfonia of London , Bruce Broughton
Intrada MAF 7055D
720258705525
Operatic Fantasies [for Torriani’s Divertimento on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor]
Trio Hornus
Tactus TC820002
8007194105568
Lamond: Symphony in A Major, etc. [for From the Scottish Highlands]
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
Hyperion CDA67387
034571173870
The Best of Bizet [for La Jolie Fille de Perth]
London Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Benzi
Philips 442 273-2
028944227222

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