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WOOD: Sketch of a Dandy / London Cameos

Composer(s):Wood, Haydn
Artist(s) Leaper, Adrian, Conductor • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.223402
Label Marco Polo
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Haydn Wood, an almost exact contemporary of Eric Coates and nearly as talented, spent his childhood on the Isle of Man, and much of his best music is permeated with Manx folk-themes (original or simulated). Mannim Veen (‘Dear Isle of Man’) is a splendid piece, based on four such folksongs. The companion rhapsody, Mylecharane, also uses folk material, if less memorably, and the The Seafarer is a wittily scored selection of famous shanties, neatly stitched together. The only failure here is Apollo, which uses less interesting material and is over-ambitious and inflated. But the English waltzes are enchanting confections and Sketch of a Dandy is frothy and elegant. Adrian leaper is clearly much in sympathy with this repertoire and



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