Granville Bantock - The Complete Omar Khayyam (2016) (Norman Del Mar) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork, d.booklet | 1368 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 626 mb
Classical, Choral, Secular, Vocal, Orchestral | Label: Lyrita / REAM.2128
This release is of a different and more ambitious kind than other releases of the mid-2010s on the Lyrita revival label. Like the others, it is taken from BBC broadcasts, but in this case, the recording was made in a studio, not live, and the sound quality is much superior. The most unusual feature is the music by the almost-forgotten Granville Bantock, who was as responsible as anyone else for the ongoing popularity of Sibelius in Britain, and who, believe it or not, liked to dress up as the medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam.