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PROKOFIEV, S.: Symphony No. 6 / Waltz Suite
8.573518



Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891–1953)
Symphony No. 6, Op. 111
Waltz Suite, Op. 110

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop

Listen to TRACK 2:
Symphony No. 6, Op. 111


Prokofiev started work on his Sixth Symphony in 1945 and, unlike the victorious mood of the Fifth (Naxos 8.573029) it reveals a darker response to war and its consequences. The work was condemned by the ‘Zhdanov decree’ but composer and critics regarded the symphony highly, the noble yet anguished threnody of its central Largo balanced by the painful violence of the outer movements. The work’s ending has been described as “one of the most shattering in the repertoire”. With themes both capricious and sensuous, theWaltz Suite recycles material from earlier scores to create a remarkably effective quasi-symphonic entity.

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PUTS, K.: Symphony No. 2 / Flute Concerto
8.559794  


Kevin PUTS (b. 1972)
Symphony No. 2
Flute Concerto* • River’s Rush

Adam Walker, Flute*
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop

Listen to TRACK 1:
Symphony No. 2


Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, Kevin Puts now stands in the forefront of contemporary American composers. His powerfully conceived Symphony No. 2 is a musical illustration of the events of 9/11 and traces a movement from unsuspecting bliss and rhapsody through violent upheaval to a reflective epilogue that contains both uncertainty and hope. Possibly inspired by thoughts of the Mississippi, River’s Rushemploys novel harmonies, while elegant transparency distinguishes the refined beauty of the Flute Concerto.

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FIELD, J.: Piano Concerto No. 7 / Irish Concerto / Piano Sonata No. 4
8.573262


John FIELD (1782–1837)
Piano Concerto No. 7 in C major1
Irish Concerto2
Piano Sonata No. 4 in B major

Benjamin Frith, Piano
Northern Sinfonia1 • David Haslam1
Royal Scottish National Orchestra2 • Andrew Mogrelia2

Listen to TRACK 2:
Piano Concerto No. 7 in C major


Dublin-born prodigy John Field enjoyed a wide reputation and great popularity. He was renowned as a soloist for his delicacy of nuance and as a composer for his cultivation of that most poetic of forms, the nocturne. His Piano Concertoswere eagerly anticipated and the première of the Concerto No. 7 in Paris on Christmas Day 1832 was attended by both Chopin and Liszt. Ingeniously structured in two movements, its Rondo finale evokes the ballroom and Russia in a series of constant contrasts. The Irish Concerto is a reworking of the first movement of Field’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major. Piano Concertos No. 1–6 can be heard on 8.553770, 8.553771 and 8.574221.

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MATHIAS, W.: Choral Music
8.573523


William MATHIAS (1934–1992)
Choral Music
Ave Rex • Salvator Mundi
An Admonition to Rulers

St Albans Abbey Girls Choir
The Lay Clerks of St Albans Cathedral Choir
Peter Foggitt, Piano
Michael Papadopoulos, Organ and Piano
Orchestra Nova
Tom Winpenny, Organ and Conductor

Listen to TRACK 13:
An Admonition to Rulers


William Mathias was one of the foremost British composers of the 20th century and one of the very few of his generation from Wales who established an international reputation. The lively Christmas sequences Ave Rex and Salvator Mundicontrast with the splendour and tenderness of the rarely-performed anthem An Admonition to Rulers. Also included are the joyful Wassail Carol, the popular organ solo Toccata Giocosa, and première recordings of All thy works shall praise thee and The Lord’s Prayer—respectively the composer’s first and last choral works.

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