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

New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Walker

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1
Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia tragica"
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
19:53
Symphony No. 28 in C Minor  
2
I. Moderato
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
2:58
3
II. Grazioso e leggiero
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
3:28
4
III. Andante espressivo
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
3:45
5
IV. Allegro con brio
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
3:49
Symphony No. 29 in E-Flat Major  
6
I. Adagio - Allegro
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
9:00
7
II. Lento
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
4:22
8
III. Allegretto grazioso
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
4:13
9
IV. Adagio - Allegro molto
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
5:27
10
Symphony No. 31
Havergal Brian; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Walker
12:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:51
"... 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.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD  – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in 96 kHz / 24-bit
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