William Wordsworth - Symphony No.2 in D • Symphony No.3 in C

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1990 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.207
UPC/EAN: 5020926020727
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 71.05
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded at Watford, 13 & 14 January 1988, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: Simon Eadon

"The progressivists of 35 years ago wanted none of these traditionally-based symphonies which in their view were occupying programme-time that should have been given to the rising generation. Forty-years later, it is difficult to imagine how this music aroused such petulant hostility. On a large scale, its structure is firmly controlled. True its harmonic language might date it many years earlier, but so what. There is a brooding intensity which I find impressive and moving. Nicholas Braithwaite and the London Philharmonic are excellent advocates for this splendid music. There are rewards here for the unprejudiced, not least the superb recording quality" Gramophone

"The recording is everything one has come to expect from Lyrita. The performances are eloquent in the extreme and represent a most persuasive document. Much of this music is either lively or lovely (sometimes both) ..." Colin Clarke, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review

Symphony no.2 in D, Opus 34 William Wordsworth 43.45
1 1. Andante largamente 15.24
2 2. Presto 5.38
3 3. Adagio molto cantabile 13.33
4 4. Allegro molto 9.10
Symphony no.3 in C, Opus 48 William Wordsworth 27.20
5 1. Allegretto scioltamente 7.29
6 2. Andante espressivo 13.45
7 3. Allegro deciso 6.06

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