Malcolm Arnold - Symphony No.4 Op.71

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1990 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.200
UPC/EAN: 5020926020024
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 54.11
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 27 October 1986, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: Stanley Goodall

"Those familiar with [Lyrita’s] famous LP’s of British music, made in the 1960s and 1970s will not be surprised to be told that this CD with Arnold’s Fourth Symphony offers sound of demonstration quality. It has all the ambient naturalness that made the earlier analogue LPs so impressive, plus the added definition and presence of the CD medium, achieved without any loss of beauty in the strings: indeed the LPO violins sound wonderfully radiant. The performance, under the composer, has the natural ebb and flow and feeling of total spontaneity … much like idealized live performances" Ivan March, Gramophone

"The advantages of a composer conducting his own works are obvious here – this recording screams forth a fundamental belief in this score that is unshakeable ..." Colin Clarke, Click here to read the full review

"Recordings of music directed by their own composer have an in-built value, and when that conductor is one of the best-loved and most highly respected of composers among musicians, you can expect stunning results ..." Dominy Clements, Click here to read the full review

Symphony no.4, Opus 71 Malcolm Arnold 54.11
1 1. Allegro 18.48
2 2. Vivace ma non troppo 5.40
3 3. Andantino 18.40
4 4. Con fuoco 11.03

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