This was particularly the case in the playing of the famous Largo second movement where the solo Cor Anglais
is supported by string harmonies and woodwind embellishments.
Classical Sibelius Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Lintu THE doom-laden Swan of Tuonela, with its haunting cor anglais
solo, is the best known of the four Lemminkainen Legends (or Suite) and is sometimes heard by itself in the concert hall.
In Copland's Quiet City, I love the magical atmosphere that is created when the trumpet and cor anglais
work together to depict the eeriness of the early dawn before a bustling city comes to life.
The pause cleverly emphasised the stark contrast between the movements, the adagio unfolding in beautifully languid and sinuous fashion, and with creamily smooth accompaniment from the Phil, plus a delightful cor anglais
solo by Zoe Kitson.
WHAT family of instruments does the cor anglais
We also had fine contributions from horns, flutes, oboes, cor anglais
and bassoons, while the strings were fully equal to the rapid passage work, especially as the symphony reached its climax.
The sequence of dances in the final tableau emerged as noble as those in Wagner's Meistersinger and instrumental solos throughout added characterful contributions: Marie-Christine Zupancic's fey flute, Rachael Pankhurst's lugubrious cor anglais
, Jonathan Holland's incisive trumpet, and Ben Dawson's vivid piano.
For that piece Mr Vizzutti was joined by Sarah-Jayne Porsmoguer principal cor anglais
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Largo introduced the signature tune of the symphony on clarinet and was later repeated with cor anglais
and bassoons also joining clarinets, which gave this melody a different timbre.
In four movements, the symphony begins with a quiet opening and the chimes of the Westminster Tower (recently renamed the Queen Elizabeth Tower) sounding faintly on the strings of the harp, and progresses through quiet themes led by the cor anglais
, flute, trumpet and viola to a lively scherzo and a march theme played by the full orchestra in the finale.
Soon the house and the pit will darken, and the sombre strings quiet down for the cor anglais
5) The cor anglais
is in which sector of the orchestra?