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BRIAN, H.: Symphonies Nos. 6, 28, 29, 31 (New Russia State Symphony, A. Walker)

    







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BRIAN, H.: Symphonies Nos. 6, 28, 29, 31 (New Russia State Symphony, A. Walker)

Havergal Brian’s extraordinary late creativity is almost unparalleled in musical history. Between the completion of Symphony No. 6 in 1948 and the end of his compositional life two decades later he wrote 26 symphonies. No. 6 marks a crucial point in his adoption of more concise forms and economy of expression in its single-movement span, a process taken even further in the brief but free polyphonic fantasia of No. 31. In Symphonies Nos. 28 and 29 Brian turned to the classical four-movement model but one which is wholly and idiosyncratically re-imagined. The intensity and even savagery of No. 28 is balanced by No. 29, Brian’s most lyrical late work.


Brian, Havergal

  Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia tragica"
1.   Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia tragica" 00:19:53
  Symphony No. 28 in C Minor
2.   I. Moderato - 00:02:58
3.   II. Grazioso e leggiero - 00:03:28
4.   III. Andante espressivo - 00:03:45
5.   IV. Allegro con brio 00:03:49
  Symphony No. 29 in E-Flat Major
6.   I. Adagio - Allegro - 00:09:00
7.   II. Lento cantabile sempre - 00:04:22
8.   III. Allegretto grazioso - 00:04:13
9.   IV. Adagio - Allegro molto - Adagio 00:05:27
  Symphony No. 31
10.   Symphony No. 31 00:12:56

Total Playing Time: 01:09:51






Composer(s):
Brian, Havergal

Conductor(s):
Walker, Alexander

Orchestra(s):
New Russia State Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573408

Barcode: 747313340873

Physical Release: 04/2015

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