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ELGAR: SYMPHONY No. 2
HODDINOTT: INVESTITURE DANCES
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF WALES
cond. OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES

To celebrate the 60th birthday of the oldest national youth orchestra in Europe, a sparkling and brilliant performance of Elgar's Second Symphony, and the only recording available of the three Investiture Dances by Wales' premier composer.

CD DURATION:  64.59  

AUDIO SAMPLE: Investiture Dance no. 1  





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Elgar:
Symphony no. 2 in E flat, op. 63

Hoddinott:
Investiture Dances, op. 66

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“truly outstanding CD…[the Symphony] is delivered with a bold fluency and deeply felt eloquence. [Hoddinott’s Dances] deserve more regular airings… an excellent disc” - Denby Richards (Musical Opinion)
“the youngsters acquit themselves splendidly” (awarded three stars) – Jeremy Nicholas (Classic FM Magazine)
“ a fine showing in Elgar’s 2nd symphony… a very creditable release indeed” – Peter Spaull (Liverpool Daily Echo)
"This version of Elgar 2 has a lot going for it...Hoddinott’s dances are superbly carried off by the young players. The notes by Peter Reynolds are outstandingly good having some fascinating touches woven in." -Rob Barnett (Musicweb)
“The [orchestra] plays [the Hoddinott] with skill, unanimity and identification. [The Elgar] is a very creditable account for a youth orchestra. A brave choice, valiantly undertaken” – Colin Anderson (International Record Review)
“this new recording on Elgar’s magnificent 2nd symphony is a fascinating one…[the orchestra] give an excellent account of themselves.. the finale… is a tour de force. With copious notes and fine presentation, this... should prove to be a winner.” – Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)
"[the NYOW} is a very good [orchestra] that can hold its own with some professional orchestras of several decades past...what the performance [of the Elgar] has going for it as an unusually dark and mysterious view of the symphony. The performance [of the Hoddinott] is fittingly lively and very good" - Hecht (American Record Guide)