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BURGESS, A.: Orchestral Music - Mr W.S. / Marche pour une Révolution / Mr Burgess's Almanack (Brown University Orchestra, Paul Phillips)

    
      

 

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BURGESS, A.: Orchestral Music - Mr W.S. / Marche pour une Révolution / Mr Burgess's Almanack (Brown University Orchestra, Paul Phillips)

Anthony Burgess, celebrated author of A Clockwork Orange, memorably filmed by Stanley Kubrick, once said, “I wish people would think of me as a musician who writes novels, instead of a novelist who writes music on the side.” Initially thwarted in his desire for a professional musical career, Burgess returned to composition in the mid-1970s, writing prolifically in many genres. His music is mostly tonal but sometimes dissonant, a hybrid of Holst and Hindemith. Mr W.S. is an imaginative evocation of the Elizabethan era while Mr Burgess’s Almanack is a variegated work of ingenuity and charm with a nod towards modernism. This is the first recording of Burgess’s orchestral music.


Burgess, Anthony

  Mr W.S.
1.   Play with flash player I. Prelude: The Theater: Allegro molto 00:05:40
2.   Play with flash player II. Sarabande: Slow 00:02:24
3.   Play with flash player III. Galliard: Allegro molto giocoso 00:01:16
4.   Play with flash player IV. Carol: Allegretto 00:03:17
5.   Play with flash player V. Quodlibet: Allegro vivace 00:03:24
6.   Play with flash player VI. The Deaths of Princes: Lento 00:04:02
7.   Play with flash player VII. Opening of the Globe, "Totus Mundus Agit Histrionem": Allegro spiritoso 00:05:52
8.   Play with flash player VIII. Stratford, April 1616: Lento 00:03:21
9.   Play with flash player IX. March: Non Sanz Droict: Allegro giocoso ma con dignità 00:06:04
  Marche pour une révolution 1789-1989
10.   Play with flash player Marche pour une révolution 1789 - 1989 00:06:17
  Mr Burgess's Almanack
11.   Play with flash player Exordium: Molto moderato 00:01:16
12.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivo 00:01:08
13.   Play with flash player II. Poco lento 00:02:39
14.   Play with flash player III. Allegro vigoroso 00:02:16
15.   Play with flash player IV. Allegretto con grazia 00:02:21
16.   Play with flash player V. Allegro con spirito 00:01:49
17.   Play with flash player VI. Adagio 00:01:58
18.   Play with flash player VII. Allegro con spirito ma pesante 00:01:25
19.   Play with flash player VIII. Molto moderato 00:02:28
20.   Play with flash player IX. Allegro molto 00:02:09
21.   Play with flash player X. Andantino con malinconia 00:01:08
22.   Play with flash player XI. Allegro furioso 00:01:34
23.   Play with flash player XII. Allegro maestoso - Allegro molto vivace 00:01:57
24.   Play with flash player Postlude: Molto moderato 00:01:54

Total Playing Time: 01:07:39






Composer(s):
Burgess, Anthony

Conductor(s):
Phillips, Paul

Orchestra(s):
Brown University Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Brown University Orchestra, members

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Orchestral

Catalogue No: 8.573472

Barcode: 747313347278

Release Date: 05/2016

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