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WOOD: Paris Suite / A May-Day Overture

Composer(s):Wood, Haydn
Artist(s) Tomlinson, Ernest, Conductor • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.223605
Label Marco Polo
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The second CD opens with the charming May-Day Overture with its dreamy sound-picture of dawn, giving way to the day’s festivities. The Variations are effective, and the composer’s Paris Suite introduces a distinct Gallic flavour: the Montmartre March is especially enjoyable. Wood’s beloved Isle of Man inspired the Manx Rhapsody, which finds the composer again in his attractive folksy-mode, and the composer’s most famous piece, Roses of Picardy, is a slightly dated highlight of this volume. The rest of the programme is equally enjoyable, and the performances, this time with Ernset Tomlinson, are excellent. The recording is a bit richer than in Volume I.


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