HAVERGAL BRIAN (1876-1972): Symphony No. 17, Symphony No. 32, In Memoriam, Festal Dance.
Catalogue Number: 01M039
Description: "In Memoriam... a three-movement symphony in all but name, fusing Bruckner and the slow march music in Parsifal with scoring of lucid richness. And the sombre, battle-riven Seventeenth, a locus classicus for studying Brian's technique of progress through metamorphosis rather than 'development'. And the very last of them, the Thirty-Second, in which the 92-year-old composer refused to pay the symphony an autumnal farewell, choosing instead to earn his eloquent coda by strenuous endeavour, through music of Nielsen-like conflict and one of the most haunted of his characteristic funeral marches." - 1993 "Gramophone". RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Adrian Leaper. Original 1992 Marco Polo release.