Tuesday, 3 February 2015

William Alwyn - Lyra Angelica

Alwyn (1905-1985) was a British composer, possibly best remembered for his dozens of movie scores between 1941 and 1963. His classical music output has seen increasing interest as well, and quite rightly so. The highlight of his repertoire is what I consider one of the best concertos of all time, Lyra Angelica for harp and strings from 1954. Relevant links below (YouTube in four parts, 1, 2, 3, 4).