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Havergal Brian: the First Commercial Recordings

Havergal Brian: the First Commercial Recordings

Catalog Number: HTG256
Label: Heritage
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $23.99

Havergal Brian: the First Commercial Recordings

An important 2 CD release of the first commercial recordings of the music of Havergal Brian, made for Columbia and Unicorn in the 1970's. These performances, given by the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, have been re-mastered and feature the only available recording of the composer's 21st Symphony.

Track ListingTimeMP3
CD One
1Symphony No. 10 (1954)18:07
Symphony No. 21 (1962)
2Adagio - Allegro e con anima6:41
3Adagio cantabile e sostenuto7:58
4Vivace3:52
5Allegro con fuoco10:37
CD Two
6Symphony No. 22 'Symphonia Brevis' (1964-65)9:10
7Psalm 23 (1901)15:47
English Suite No. 5 'Rustic Scenes' (1953)
8Trotting to Market4:58
9Reverie9:40
10The Restless Stream3:43
11Village Revels4:07

In summary, this set could convert some new listeners to Brian's music. The playing is never less than good and it is often brilliant. This should bi the collection of anyone even remotely interested in British music. Bravo!
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