℗ 2015 Naxos
Released April 7, 2015
Duration 1h 09m 51s
Catalogue No. 8.573408
Genre Classical (Orchestral)
 

Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 6, 28, 29 & 31

New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Walker

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1.1
Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia tragica"
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
19:53
Symphony No. 28 in C Minor  
1.2
I. Moderato -
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
2:58
1.3
II. Grazioso e leggiero -
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
3:28
1.4
III. Andante espressivo -
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
3:45
1.5
IV. Allegro con brio
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
3:49
Symphony No. 29 in E-Flat Major  
1.6
I. Adagio - Allegro -
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
9:00
1.7
II. Lento cantabile sempre -
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
4:22
1.8
III. Allegretto grazioso -
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
4:13
1.9
IV. Adagio - Allegro molto - Adagio
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
5:27
1.10
Symphony No. 31
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
12:56
Digital Booklet
"... performances of notable distinction, of music that is by no means easy to grasp ... the undoubted success has to be laid at the feet of Alexander Walker, who clearly has the grasp of this remarkably condensed and unique series of works ... a magnificent record ..." - ClassicalSource.com The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra showcases British composer Havergal Brian’s extraordinary late creativity, almost unparalleled in musical history. Alexander Walker leads these world premiere recordings of the intense Symphony No. 28 and the lyrical Symphony No. 29, both composed when Brian was 91 years old. The programme also includes his pivotal Symphony No. 6, written at the age of 72 and the brief but free polyphonic fantasia of Symphony No. 31, one of his last works, written when he was 92.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in Studio 5, Russian State TV & Radio Company Kultura, Moscow, from 20th to 24th May, 2014 Producer: Pavel Lavrenenkov Engineers: Aleksander Karasev and Gennady Trabantov Editors: Pavel Lavrenenkov and Natalia Ruzhanskaya Booklet notes: John Pickard Publisher: United Music Publishers Ltd. Cover: Bust of Havergal Brian by Welsh sculptor Robert Thomas, the dedicatee of Symphony No. 29 (Photo courtesy of the Havergal Brian Society)
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.79
-2.08 to -0.52
-20.63
-26.47 to -17.79
12
10 to 13
1
Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia tragica"
-0.53-22.8413
2
I. Moderato -
-0.53-21.5213
3
II. Grazioso e leggiero -
-0.53-20.6413
4
III. Andante espressivo -
-1.61-21.0612
5
IV. Allegro con brio
-0.53-18.0411
6
I. Adagio - Allegro -
-0.53-17.7910
7
II. Lento cantabile sempre -
-0.53-19.7812
8
III. Allegretto grazioso -
-2.08-26.4713
9
IV. Adagio - Allegro molto - Adagio
-0.52-17.8710
10
Symphony No. 31
-0.53-20.3412

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