Recording Review

Title of Recording: Holst/Handel/Bach

Conductor: The Cleveland Symphonic Winds - Frederick Fennell

Recording Label (e.g., Angel): Telarc

Recording Type (i.e., CD, LP, Tape, Video): CD

Recording Number if available (e.g., MCD-2160): CD-80038

Pieces: First Suite in E Flat, Op. 28, No.1; Second Suite in F, Op. 28, No.2; Fantasia in G Major; Music for The Royal Fireworks

Frederick Fennell is an icon in wind band conducting and demonstrates his artistic abilities with four well known works. His musical nuances and interpretations make this performance fresh, exciting, and full of energy. The group which includes members from the Cleveland Orchestra has a warm, rich sound and features many fine soloists in the Holst Suites.

Reviewer:Tim Knabe

Source:Personal Copy

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