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Dyson: Symphony in G, Concerto da Chiesa

Dyson: Symphony in G, Concerto da Chiesa

by David Lloyd-Jones
     
 
Despite the increased popularity of George Dyson's long-neglected "Symphony in G" (1937), this expansive piece seems to be admired more for its accessible tonality and evocative Romanticism than for any thematic originality, emotional depth, or inherent greatness. Often compared to or contrasted with the symphonies of Walton and

Overview

Despite the increased popularity of George Dyson's long-neglected "Symphony in G" (1937), this expansive piece seems to be admired more for its accessible tonality and evocative Romanticism than for any thematic originality, emotional depth, or inherent greatness. Often compared to or contrasted with the symphonies of Walton and Vaughan Williams, Dyson's single essay in the form is considerably less taut and muscular than either of his contemporaries' works, and rather meandering in its washes of sensuous orchestral color, lush chromatic harmonies, and mildly charming melodies. Somewhat more enjoyable for their spontaneity, formal clarity, compactness, and lack of pretense are the festive overture "At the Tabard Inn" (1943), based on themes from Dyson's choral work, "The Canterbury Pilgrims," and the "Concerto da Chiesa for string orchestra" (1949), based on traditional hymns; both works are more direct in thematic development, tighter in construction, stronger in expression, and perhaps more deserving of attention in the ongoing Dyson revival than the overrated symphony. Under the direction of David Lloyd-Jones, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra sounds sumptuous and often exuberant on this 2005 release from Naxos, and the sound quality is rich and detailed.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313272020
catalogNumber:
8557720
Rank:
276848

Tracks

  1. At the Tabard Inn, overture for orchestra  - George Dyson  - David Lloyd-Jones  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  2. Concerto for string orchestra ("Concerto Da Chiesa")  - George Dyson  - David Lloyd-Jones  - Duncan Riddell  - Timothy Walden  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  - Stuart Green  - Helen Cox
  3. Symphony in G  - George Dyson  - David Lloyd-Jones  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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