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Alwyn: Violin Concerto - Lorraine McAslan (violin); Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
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  1. Violin Concerto
  2. Miss Julie Suite, for orchestra
  3. Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion for brass & percussion
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The Naxos label's series of albums devoted to the concert music of William Alwyn, long known primarily for film music, has yielded lots of surprises. But few have been of the dimensions of those in the music here: a major violin concerto of the 20th century that is receiving one of its first full performances. Alwyn composed the work just before the outbreak of World War II, and it got lost in the chaos of the wartime years. It was recorded once in the 1990s, but has never been played in concert. This seems a shame, for the ...