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Godfrey Ridout: Orchestral Works


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Godfrey Ridout: Orchestral Works

Call Number: CD 62
Format: Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: January 1, 1990
Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

Godfrey Ridout: Orchestral Works

This CD features the Toronto Symphony performing five works of the distinguished modern Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout(1918-1984). Ridout worked in a classical vein with a modern idiom, including influences of post-impressionism as well as of the musical experiments of Charles Ives.


“The master craftsman, the brilliant orchestrator, the Torontonian rooted in Canadian experience, the man with the boy’s love of play – Godfrey Ridout has given us music that is exhuberant and sincere. Enjoy!”

– Erna Van Daele, Site Sound

“Centrediscs should be recommended for releasing this fine disc of lyrical music that should appeal to all music lovers. Every work is highly enjoyable!”

– De Jong, American Record Guide

“The intent is clearly to entertain and communicate, an effort that is clearly successful in this well crafted accessible music.”

– Joseph Stevenson, Stevenson Classical Compact Disc Guide

1-3. No Mean City – Scenes from Childhood

4-7. Music for a Young Prince

8-10. Cantiones Mysticae No.1

11. Ballade No.1 for Viola and String Orchestra

12-15. La Prima Ballerina, Suite No.1


Toronto Symphony
Victora Feldbrill, conductor/chef d’orchestre

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