Alan Bush

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COMPOSERS: Alan Bush
LABELS: Dutton Epoch
ALBUM TITLE: Alan Bush: Africa
WORKS: Africa; Symphony No. 2; Fantasia on Soviet Themes
PERFORMER: P Donohoe (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CDLX 706

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Incisive playing from Donohoe in the tough, combative ‘symphonic movement’ Africa, and alert accounts of the two purely orchestral works, both taut, sharply argued pieces. Shostakovian influences in the orchestration. (TB)