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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Symphony No. 3 / Cross Lane Fair (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)

    

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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Symphony No. 3 / Cross Lane Fair (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)

Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No 3 is the product of symmetry and proportion based on the principles of Renaissance architecture. It is also a dynamic and thrilling seascape, one that both invokes medieval chant and summons up the violent buffeting of the waves, and the stirring cliff-face full of nesting birds. The dual inspirations of proportion and the natural world are seamlessly coalesced, and the Symphony teems with evocative sounds and brooding passages both expansive and time-defying in their beauty. Cross Lane Fair is a lighter work, scored for Northumbrian pipes, bodhran (an Irish drum) and chamber orchestra, inspired by the memories of a fairground that Maxwell Davies visited as a child.


Maxwell Davies, Peter

  Symphony No. 3
1.   I. Lento - Adagio - Andante - Moderato - Allegretto - Allegro moderato - Allegro - Allegro alla breve 00:18:50
2.   II. Allegro 00:09:04
3.   III. Allegro vivace: scorrevole e bisbigliando 00:07:45
4.   IV. Lento - Adagio flessible 00:22:09
  Cross Lane Fair
5.   Introduction - 00:02:15
6.   Fairground - 00:01:04
7.   Ghost Train - 00:01:58
8.   Transition - 00:00:45
9.   The Bearded Lady and the Five - Legged Sheep - 00:01:40
10.   Transition - 00:00:29
11.   The Juggler - 00:02:34
12.   Transition - 00:00:51
13.   The Roundabout 00:03:16

Total Playing Time: 01:12:40






Composer(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Conductor(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Orchestra(s):
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Jordan, Mark; Lea, Rob

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572350

Barcode: 747313235070

Physical Release: 07/2012

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