John Joubert - Symphony No. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.322
UPC/EAN: 5020926032225
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 31.17
Price: 7.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded at Watford, 2 March 1994, Producer: Andrew Keener, Engineer: Simon Rhodes

My First Symphony was commissioned in 1955 by the Hull Philharmonic Society and first performed in the City Hall, Hull, by the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra in the April of the following year. The conductor on that occasion was Vilem Tausky, but, since the orchestra consisted largely of local amateurs, the business of conducting the weekly rehearsals was the responsibility of the late Robert Marchant, then Head of Music at the University of Hull. Being at the time Lecturer in Music at the same university, I did in fact take some of the preliminary rehearsals myself, thus not only gaining invaluable experience, but also helping to ensure that the orchestra knew the work inside out when the time came to hand over the direction to the visiting maestro ...

Symphony No. 1 Op. 20 (1955) John Joubert (b.1927) 31.17
1 1st movement: Allegro energico 8.24
2 2nd movement: Lento, ma non troppo 7.45
3 3rd movement: Presto 5.11
4 4th movement: Adagio Allegro vivace 9.54