PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (b.1934): Symphony No. 2, St Thomas Wake.
Catalogue Number: 06N082
Description: Complex, virtuosic, inhabiting a rugged and varied sound world, this 1980 symphony was the composer's "Sea Symphony" as it explores the "architecture" of the sea's forms. Probably Maxwell Davies' most massive and towering orchestral work (56 minutes!). The 1969 Wake, subtitled "Foxtrot for Orchestra", is a disquieting parody evoking boyhood memories of experiences during World War 2. BBC Philharmonic; Peter Maxwell Davies. Original 1991 & 1994 Collins Classics releases.