Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tribute to Frederick Fennell: Bravo, Maestro! Encore!

Composer(s): Miscellaneous
Conductor: Frederick FENNELL
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
Label: Kosei Publishing Company
Catalog #: KOCD-3580
Format: CD
Time: 72:25 min

This recording contains the encores Frederick Fennell performed, with his beloved Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. This CD was released posthumously, after the passing on of Frederick Fennell, who had been Principal Conductor of the world-class orchestra since January 1984, a position he served (later as Conductor Laureate in 1996) with distinction until his death in December 7, 2004. He was ninety years old.

Notes on recording:
At the beginning of tracks 2,7,8,13,14,15 and 16 conductor Fennell can be heard speaking in what he playfully described as "Maestro's Japanese" to tell the Japanese audience the title or give them a quick description of the encore they were about to hear.

Some minor background noise may be audible on this disc because the original masters were live and analogue recordings.


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  2. Thank you for your uploads. Link #4 will not work. It keeps timing out. I have tried for 3 days. Can you reup? Thanks again

  3. Thanks a lot, but would appreciate if you could reup part 4, it still won't work. Thanks in advance. /Jorgen

  4. Seems to be working now, thanks a lot. /Jorgen

  5. Thank you so much for the Fennell recordings - I've admired his work for many years, but had no idea that he had a Japanese career.