Ruth Leon recommends… John Wilson’s Summer DelightsRuth Leon recommends
John Wilson’s Summer Delights
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Here’s a delightful concert from City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by wonderful John Wilson. There’s only one John Wilson – and CBSO regulars don’t need telling that there isn’t a conductor alive who can handle British light music with more elegance, wit and style.
Haydn Wood strolls through Edwardian London and Eric Coates takes Cinderella to a distinctly jazz-age ball. Frederick Delius drifts gently into the sunset, Sullivan flies away with the fairies, and of course there’s something very special indeed from local boy, Sir Edward Elgar.
It’s all about the melodies: tunes you know, tunes you remember, and one or two that you think you don’t (but definitely do). You’ll be humming them for some time to come!