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Moeran's Symphony, Heward (Pristine Audio)
Posted by Jeffrey Davis on September 17, 2009, 2:53 pm
I greatly enjoyed Rob Barnett's review of this great performance. I too was at Sinaisky's 'Golovanov like' performance at the Proms this year and that is the perfect description of the performance. I too thought that I would never hear the work live (as was my belief about the 1913 version of Vaughan Williams's London symphony, Miaskovsky's 21st Symphony, Gliere's epic Third Symphony and John Fould's 'A World Requiem' - all of which I have heard live in London in recent years. Next year it is to be Miaskovsky's 6th Symphony in London.
The Moeran Symphony has also been on my musical landscape since 1972 when I picked up the Dilkes LP - I have not looked back since, as far as that work is concerned. I too would love to hear a reconstruction of Moeran's Second Symphony and also a recording of Cyril Rootham's Second Symphony, completed shortly before his death. My enjoyment would be complete were Dutton to release Stanley Bate's Third symphony - his Viola Concerto was magnificent. Thanks Rob.
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