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BRIAN, H.: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 (Ireland RTE National Symphony, Rowe, Leaper)

    
      

 

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BRIAN, H.: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 (Ireland RTE National Symphony, Rowe, Leaper)

Havergal Brian was never a conventional composer, but the three later works on this disc rank among his most unconventional approaches to the symphonic form. The highly virtuosic Doctor Merryheart portrays an imaginary astronomer’s musical obsessions. The artless spontaneity of Symphony No. 11, whose Adagio is one of Brian’s most profound inspirations, and the extrovert character of Symphony No. 15, are firmly grounded in Brian’s resourceful technical mastery. The martial vigour of the early overture For Valour drew inspiration from the Walt Whitman poem Drum Taps (also used by Vaughan Williams in Dona nobis pacem, Naxos 8.572424).


Brian, Havergal

  For Valour, Op. 7
1.   Play with flash player 00:03:40
2.   Play with flash player Andante tranquillo 00:02:08
3.   Play with flash player Marcarto e pomposo, sempre pesante 00:01:52
4.   Play with flash player Allegro vivace 00:04:58
5.   Play with flash player Piu allegro 00:00:56
  Doctor Merryheart
6.   Play with flash player — (Theme) 00:01:36
7.   Play with flash player Variation 1: Whimsies and Sunshadows (Grillen und Sonnenschatten) 00:01:33
8.   Play with flash player Variation 2: Smiles and Storms (Lacheln und Sturme) 00:02:24
9.   Play with flash player Variation 3: Dreams: Asleep in the Arms of Venus (Traume: Schlummernd in den Armen der Venus) 00:02:34
10.   Play with flash player Variation 4: Merryheart as a chivalrous knight chases Bluebeard (Als ritterlicher Kampe verfolgt Merryheart den Blaubart) 00:01:31
11.   Play with flash player Variation 5: Merryheart fights a dragon (Merryheart kampft mit dem Drache) 00:01:00
12.   Play with flash player Variation 6: Merryheart leads a procession of heroes (Merryheart fuhrt einem Zug Helden) 00:02:18
13.   Play with flash player Variation 7: Merryheart awakes (Merryheart ist wash) 00:01:26
14.   Play with flash player The Dance of Merryheart (Merryhearts Tanz) 00:01:47
  Symphony No. 11
15.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - 00:06:32
16.   Play with flash player II. Allegro giocoso - 00:02:35
17.   Play with flash player II. Adagio - 00:03:59
18.   Play with flash player II. (Scherzo) - 00:03:06
19.   Play with flash player II. Andante espressivo teneramente 00:04:20
20.   Play with flash player III. Maestoso e pesante - Allegro marcia 00:01:06
21.   Play with flash player III. Grazioso - 00:01:03
22.   Play with flash player III. Allegro marcia 00:01:54
  Symphony No. 15
23.   Play with flash player Maestoso e marcato - 00:04:25
24.   Play with flash player — - 00:02:30
25.   Play with flash player — - 00:04:11
26.   Play with flash player Cantabile e espressivo molto - 00:02:53
27.   Play with flash player — - 00:03:50
28.   Play with flash player Allegro con brio 00:05:01

Total Playing Time: 01:17:08






Composer(s):
Brian, Havergal

Conductor(s):
Leaper, Adrian; Rowe, Tony

Orchestra(s):
Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572014

Barcode: 747313201471

Release Date: 07/2010

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