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    HAVERGAL BRIAN

    SYMPHONIES NOS.6, 28, 29 AND 34

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    Alexander Walker | New Russia State Symphony Orchestra

    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.
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    VILLA-LOBOS

    SYMPHONY NO.12 - UIRAPURU | MANDU-CARARA

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    Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra | Choir and Childrens Choir | Isaac Karabtchevsky

    Villa-Lobos' Symphony No. 12, his last, was completed on his 70th birthday and shows no lessening of his powers, marrying symphonic craftsmanship with explosive energy, harmonic richness, and rhythmic vitality; a fitting summation of his symphonic canon. Uirapuru is one of his most original works, couched in a modernism that teems with colour and creates a specifically Brazilian sound world without drawing on folkloric elements, whilst Mandu-Çarará is a notably inventive, lush, and exciting but little-known secular cantata.
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    GREAT COMEDY OVERTURES

    THE BARBER OF BAGHDAD | DONNA DIANA & OTHERS

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    Lance Friedel | Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    The flourishing genre of the comic opera had its roots in eighteenth-century Italian opera buffa, whose irrepressible brio was soon taken up outside the country's borders. In France it produced opéra comique and operetta, and in German-speaking countries Spieloper and Viennese operetta. Some of the world's most popular comic opera overtures, filled with gorgeous tunes, brilliant orchestration and race-to-the-finish endings, are presented here. They include staples of the concert repertoire such as Hérold's dramatic Zampa, the textual delicacy of Wolf-Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna and the vivid colour of Lortzing's Zar und Zimmermann.
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    HANS WERNER HENZE

    VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 - IL VITALINO RADDOPPIATO

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    Peter Sheppard Skaerved | Parnassus Ensemble London | Hans Werner Hanze
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    SAINT-SAENS

    Symphonies Vol. 2 - Symphony No.3 'Organ'

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    Malmo Symphony Orchestra | Marc Soustrot

    Inspired by Liszt, to whose memory the work is dedicated, Camille Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 is ground-breaking in its inclusion of organ and piano. For the composer this represented 'the progress made in modern instrumentation' and the result is a work both spectacular and grandiose. By contrast the Symphony in A, his first completed symphony, is a youthful piece, fully revealing his admiration for Mozart, whilst Le rouet d'Omphale, dating from the 1870s, is an impressively atmospheric tone poem. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 are available on 8.573138.

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