ALEXANDER MOYZES (1906-1984): Symphonies No. 7, Op. 50 and No. 8, Op. 64 “21.08.1968”.
Catalogue Number: 12U006
Format: CD reissue
Description: This reissue series continues with No. 7 (1954-55), Moyzes’ largest and most powerful orchestral statement, which he dedicated to the memory of his young daughter. Peasant scenes, folk dances and exceptional lyric beauty form the bedrock of a passionate and dramatic work. Written as a response to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, the Eighth is a brooding lament that shares affinities with Shostakovich’s symphonic writing. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ladislav Slovák.