John Ireland

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John Nicholson Ireland (13 August 1879 – 12 June 1962) was an English composer and teacher of classical music. The majority of his output consists of piano miniatures and of songs with piano. His best-known works include the hymn "The Holy Boy" and a setting of the poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 John Ireland John Ireland 1
1995 A Downland Suite / Concertino Pastorale / Two Symphonic Studies / Orchestral Poem John Ireland; City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox 1
1995 Chamber Works: Violin Sonatas 1 & 2 / Cello Sonata / Piano Trios 2 & 3 / Fantasy Sonata John Ireland; Lydia Mordkovitch, Karine Georgian, Ian Brown 1
1996 The Complete Music for Violin and Piano John Ireland; Paul Barritt, Catherine Edwards 2
1997 Piano Works, Volume 1 John Ireland; John Lenehan 1
2000 English Cello Sonatas Rubbra, Moeran, Ireland; Raphael Wallfisch, John York 1
2001 English String Miniatures, Volume 2 Edward Elgar, Frank Bridge, Haydn Wood, John Ireland, Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock, Geoffrey Bush, Ralph Vaughan Williams; English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones 1
2002 Piano Concerto / Mai-Dun / Legend John Ireland; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Eric Parkin 1
2006 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 39: Delius: Piano Concerto in C minor / Ireland: Piano Concerto in E-flat major / Legend Frederick Delius, John Ireland; Ulster Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones, Piers Lane 1
2006 English String Miniatures, Volume 5 John Ireland, Francis Chagrin, Percy Fletcher, Paul Lewis; Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Gavin Sutherland 1
2008 BBC Music, Volume 16, Number 12: Great Proms Premieres Walton, Ireland, Guto Puw 1
2012 Evening Songs Frederick Delius, John Ireland; Julian Lloyd Webber, Jiaxin Cheng, John Lenehan 1
2016 Music for String Orchestra: Sonata in G minor / A Downland Suite / In a May Morning John Ireland; Raphael Wallfisch, Orchestra of the Swan, David Curtis 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 A London Symphony Ireland, Vaughan Williams, Elgar; Philharmonia Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes 1
1994 British Composers: Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony / Ireland: A London Overture Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Ireland 1

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