MARCEL POOT (1901-1988): Symphonies No. 1 (First Release. BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra; Hans Rotman, rec. 1996), No. 2 (First Release. Belgian National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Franz André - mono, rec. 1960), No. 3 (Moscow Symphony Orchestra; Frédéric Devreese, rec. 1994), No. 4 (Antwerp Philhamonic; Léonce Gras. rec. 1971. Original Cultura LP release), Nos. 5 - 7 (Moscow SO; Devreese, rec. 1994-95).
Catalogue Number: 05W005
Format: CD reissue
Description: The Belgian composer, Marcel Poot, was one of the most striking musical figures of his time, with a spicy compositional style that exemplified his zest for life. His cycle of seven symphonies, the earliest of which show the influence of Ravel, Stravinsky and jazz, reveal a clear preference for Classical balance and non-programmatic form. Predominantly tonal, the symphonies are notable for their rhythmic energy, colorful orchestration and lyricism. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4–7 are first recordings. 2 CDs. (Original 1995-96 Marco Polo releases).