Brian: Symphony No. 7; Symphony No. 31; The Tinker’s Wedding

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COMPOSERS: Brian
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Symphony No. 7; Symphony No. 31; The Tinker’s Wedding
PERFORMER: Royal Liverpool PO/Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: CDM 7 64717 2 DDD (1988)
This CD, including two of the finest and most approachable of Havergal Brian’s works, is an ideal introduction to this under rated composer’s highly individualistic world. The Tinker’s Wedding Overture is full of Irish whimsy. The Seventh Symphony, inspired by the city of Strasbourg, especially its Cathedral, contrasts bright, outgoing music, displaying glittering brass and percussive effects, with darker, more profound and meditative writing. Fine performances and sound. Ian Lace

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