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Composer of the Month: Doreen Carwithen

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Till Eulenspiegel
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The Suffolk Suite by Doreen Carwithen. Just caught the end of this composition this evening on ClassicFM.  Very English piece of music.

From YouTube:   

Doreen Carwithen (1922-2003) : Suffolk Suite (1964) - YouTube

About the composer. From Wikipedia: Doreen Carwithen - Wikipedia

Till Eulenspiegel.

Posted : 10/02/2021 9:39 pm
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That was nice, pity YouTube stuck an advert in the middle. Tried to find it in an online store but only found one of her compositions for “The Boys in Brown” film staring Dirk Bogarde from 1949.

I will look further perhaps one to have in my library.





Posted : 11/02/2021 1:12 pm
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I will look further perhaps one to have in my library.

Doreen Carwithen compositions are also new to me.

There is a Chandos CD release (CHAN 10365) with ODTAA,  Concerto for Piano and Strings, Bishop Rock and Suffolk Suite. Conducted by Richard Hickox with LSO.

Classic Chandos

Concerto for Piano and Strings here

Gramophone Review


Posted : 12/02/2021 11:27 am
Till Eulenspiegel
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We've got to thank ClassicFM for drawing our attention to these little known composers.  In the last ten months compositions from Doreen Carwithen and two American composers Willian Grant Still and Florence Price have been played on the station.

The Rediscovery of Florence Price | The New Yorker

Till Eulenspiegel.

Posted : 12/02/2021 12:12 pm