Daniel Jones

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SRCD.326 SRCD.326
Daniel Jones - Symphony Nos. 6 & 9, The Country Beyond the Stars
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Chorus, Sir Charles Groves, conductor, Bryden Thomson, conductor

SRCD.329 SRCD.329
Daniel Jones - Symphonies Nos. 4, 7 & 8
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, conductor, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, conductor

Daniel Jones was one ofWales’s leading composers in the post-1945 era and one of the most distinguished symphonists of his generation. He was born in Pembroke and brought up in Swansea, a city which became something of a magnet for Jones throughout his life, and it was in his home town’s university that he took a first in English before later being awarded an MA for his work on the Elizabethan Lyric (and later still an honorary D Litt). It was also here that he met, and struck up lasting friendships with, Dylan Thomas, Vernon Watkins, Alfred Janes and other "free spirits" who shared Jones’s zest for life.