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HONEGGER, A.: Symphony No. 2 / LAZAROF, H.: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2,


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HONEGGER, A.: Symphony No. 2 / LAZAROF, H.: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2, "Icarus" / Poema (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Completed during World War II, Honegger’s Symphony No 2 gives voice to the composer’s horror of mankind’s barbarity and inhumanity perpetrated during the conflict. Its power derives from the seamlessness of its construction and the intensity of its expression. The work’s dark, brooding mood comes to a profoundly moving climax in the finale’s elegiac chorale tune, played on first violins accompanied by trumpet, thus ending the symphony on a more optimistic note than might be expected. Henri Lazarof’s Concerto for Orchestra No 2, ‘Icarus’ is a volatile, richly coloured score, and Poema, composed as a wedding gift for Gerard Schwarz and his wife, is both romantic and brilliant.

Honegger, Arthur

  Symphony No. 2, "Symphonie pour cordes"
1.   I. Molto moderato - Allegro 00:11:00
2.   II. Adagio mesto 00:09:12
3.   III. Vivace non troppo 00:05:16

Lazarof, Henri

  Concerto for Orchestra No. 2, "Icarus"
4.   Part I 00:09:27
5.   Part II 00:06:36
6.   Part III 00:06:30
7.   Poema 00:13:31

Total Playing Time: 01:01:32

Honegger, Arthur; Lazarof, Henri

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572748

Barcode: 747313274871

Physical Release: 06/2012

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