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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Symphony No. 2 / St. Thomas Wake (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)

    
      

 

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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Symphony No. 2 / St. Thomas Wake (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Second Symphony is his ‘Sea Symphony’, a complex, virtuosic work that explores in absorbing, increasingly dynamic fashion, the ocean’s proximity and what the composer calls ‘the architecture of its forms’. Both themes and orchestration are masterly. The percussion section is richly voiced, adding considerably to the symphony’s very particular, rugged and varied sound world. St Thomas Wake, by contrast, is a disquieting but bravura exercise in parody, evoking memories of the composer’s experiences during the Second World War.


Maxwell Davies, Peter

  Symphony No. 2
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro molto - Allegro 00:16:52
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:16:15
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro molto, leggiero 00:09:30
4.   Play with flash player IV. Adagio, flessible - Poco più mosso - più mosso - Moderato - Allegro 00:13:25
  St. Thomas Wake
5.   Play with flash player St. Thomas Wake 00:20:38

Total Playing Time: 01:16:40






Composer(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Conductor(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Orchestra(s):
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572349

Barcode: 747313234974

Release Date: 05/2012

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