William Alwyn: Symphony No. 4; Sinfonietta

William Alwyn: Symphony No. 4; Sinfonietta

by David Lloyd-Jones
     
 

If you're thinking of trying a single disc of the symphonic music of William Alwyn, you might think about trying this one of his "Fourth Symphony" coupled with his "Sinfonietta for string orchestra" with David Lloyd-Jones leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The "Fourth" is probably Alwyn's strongest in the genre, a three-movement work with direct but… See more details below

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If you're thinking of trying a single disc of the symphonic music of William Alwyn, you might think about trying this one of his "Fourth Symphony" coupled with his "Sinfonietta for string orchestra" with David Lloyd-Jones leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The "Fourth" is probably Alwyn's strongest in the genre, a three-movement work with direct but powerful themes, persuasive forms, and an earnest sincerity that is entirely convincing. The "Sinfonetta" is a more auster but still potent work of remarkable expressive intensity. Lloyd-Jones is a fine conductor with an obvious fondness for the straightforward art of Alwyn and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is a first-rate provincial English orchestra giving all of its professionalism along with a considerable portion of dedication to Alwyn's colorful and dramatic music. If you already know and love the late symphonies of Vaughan Williams and are looking for something similar but leaner and slightly more modern, Alwyn's "Fourth" may be just the thing. Naxos' sound is warm, deep, and full.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313264926
catalogNumber:
8557649
Rank:
315925

Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 4  - William Alwyn  - David Lloyd-Jones  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  - James Dicken Innes
  2. Sinfonietta for strings  - William Alwyn  - David Lloyd-Jones  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  - James Dicken Innes

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