John Ireland: 70th Birthday Concert


© 2009 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2009 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded by the BBC live at Royal Albert Hall, London, on 10 September 1949

Total playing time: 68:53

Booklet text in English

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Released September 2009

CD: John Ireland: 70th Birthday Concert

John Ireland
A London Overture
Piano Concerto in E-flat major
The Forgotten Rite – Prelude
These things shall be (baritone, chorus & orchestra)

Sir Adrian Boult conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eileen Joyce piano
Redvers Llewellyn baritone
Luton Choral Society (Music Director Arthur E Davies)
David Wise leader

John Ireland drew musical inspiration from his English heritage, its poets and landscapes. He became a celebrated composer during the first half of the 20th century, championed by conductors such as Sir Adrian Boult. Boult conducted the premiere of These things shall be in 1937, encouraged Ireland to expand his Comedy Overture from a brass band work into the orchestral A London Overture and popularised the Piano Concerto played here by celebrated Australian pianist Eileen Joyce. Boult programmed this Promenade concert in 1949 to mark Ireland’s 70th birthday.

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