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Written between 1931 and ’35, the piece is a wonderful showcase of the composer’s inventive orchestration and was a huge success at its premiere in 1935.
In this live recording from London’s Royal Festival Hall in 1975, Sir Adrian Boult conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
‘Adrian Boult received a hero’s welcome,’ wrote William Mann in The Times of the concert, ‘and gave the symphony a sturdy, athletic reading… that stick technique as immaculate as ever’. Click here to listen to a clip.