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BRIAN: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 12

A lifelong admirer of German musical culture, literature and thought, Brian wrote his Fourth Symphony ‘Das Siegeslied’ (Psalm of Victory) at a time when Germany’s cultural heritage was being distorted by nationalism. Scored for double chorus, soprano and an orchestra of massive proportions, the work comprises two wild, martial movements enclosing a slow and contemplative one. With its peculiarly pitiless text glorifying ‘Macht und Kraft’ (might and power) and music of barbaric splendour and violent expressive contrast, the Symphony can be seen as Brian’s apocalyptic vision of the direction in which Germany was heading. For the single-movement Twelfth Symphony, Brian still employs a large orchestra, but the language is pared down to essentials.


Brian, Havergal

  Symphony No. 4, "Das Siegeslied" (Psalm of Victory)
1.   Play with flash player I. Maestoso: Ein Psalmlied Davids 00:01:21
2.   Play with flash player I. Es stehe Gott auf 00:08:56
3.   Play with flash player I. Lento: Du gabst, Gott, einen gnadigen Regen 00:02:59
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivo ma deciso: Der Herr gab das Wort 00:02:50
5.   Play with flash player II. Wenn ihr zwischen den Hurden laget 00:05:49
6.   Play with flash player II. Der Wagen Gottes sind vieltausendmal tausend 00:02:58
7.   Play with flash player II. Du bist in die Hohe gefahren 00:02:34
8.   Play with flash player III. Bewegt: Gelobet sei der Herr taglich 00:02:44
9.   Play with flash player III. Der Herr hat gesagt 00:02:28
10.   Play with flash player III. Dass dein Fuss in der Feinde Blut gefarbt werde 00:04:14
11.   Play with flash player III. Man sieht, Gott, wie du einherziehst 00:02:36
12.   Play with flash player III. "Lobet Gott den Herrn in den Versammlungen …" 00:01:58
13.   Play with flash player III. Solenne: Die Fursten aus Agypten werden kommen 00:02:56
14.   Play with flash player III. Andante maestoso: Gebet Gott die Macht! 00:05:28
  Symphony No. 12
15.   Play with flash player Introduction - 00:01:26
16.   Play with flash player Allegro maestoso - 00:02:07
17.   Play with flash player A Tempo Marcia Lento - 00:03:36
18.   Play with flash player Adagio espressivo - 00:02:03
19.   Play with flash player Allegro vivo 00:01:56

Total Playing Time: 01:00:59






Composer(s):
Brian, Havergal

Conductor(s):
Leaper, Adrian

Orchestra(s):
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Cantus Mixed Choir; Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno; Echo Youth Choir; Slovak National Opera Chorus; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Valaskova, Jana

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570308

Barcode: 0747313030873

Release Date: 01/2007

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