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George Chadwick (1854-1931) was a leading American composer of his day. On this Dutton Epoch series recording, Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart leads the BBC Concert Orchestra in a selection of world premiere recordings, ranging from the delightful, affirmative Pastoral Prelude written when Chadwick was 36, to the gorgeous, impressionistic symphonic poem Cleopatra of 1904 with its ''lush and amorous'' tune for Cleopatra and ''big clashing battle scene.'' Also included are the Sinfonietta in D major of 1904 (effectively the composer's fifth symphony) and the Shelley-inspired 'elegiac overture' Adonais of 1899. This is immediately approachable and lyrical music, containing some of Chadwick's most memorable melodies.