HAVERGAL BRIAN (1876-1972): Symphonies No. 20 in C Sharp Minor and No. 25 in A Minor, Fantastic Variations on an Old Rhyme.

Catalogue Number: 08N064

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.572641

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Now that the Brian recording bandwagon seems to have started up again, it's time for anyone who missed the out-of-print Marco Polo releases of the 90s to grab them as they're reissued on Naxos. These two date from 1962 and 1966 and are "full-length" symphonies of three movements and 24-26 minutes in length, unlike the highly concentrated single-movement works of Brian's extreme old age. However, in mood and style, they are still like the latter symphonies - not characterized by the surprising effusion of lyricism which the cello concerto from the same period surprised us last month. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine;  Andrew Penny. Original 1995 Marco Polo release.

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