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Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7
Posted by nick barnard on March 20, 2015, 10:34 am, in reply to "Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7"
Paul - curious about the Faber site because the inside frontpiece of the Faber score mentions details of the 1st performance, then lists the Handley recording (I assume because it was the 1st/only one at the time of printing the score) and then gives a playing time of 38 minutes - but this might be a reference to the specific recording not the work per se.
What is more interesting to me is the 'look' of the score and how it is laid out. More than the ear alone might suggest you can see a degree of sparseness in Arnold's scoring that reaches its peak in the 9th Symphony and is quite unlike his earlier 'busier' scores. It really does look as though the path that ultimately leads to the 9th with its extraordinarily concentrated writing starts with the 7th.
Is there an argument for seeing the Arnold Symphonies are three groups of three? Not necessarily a conscious choice by Arnold but it strikes me that they naturally fall that way...
- Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - Colin Mackie March 12, 2015, 1:50 am
- Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - Dan Morgan March 12, 2015, 10:35 am
- Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - nick barnard March 12, 2015, 11:38 am
- Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - William Kreindler March 12, 2015, 11:09 pm
- Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - Paul Serotsky March 13, 2015, 11:07 am
- Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - Nick Barnard March 19, 2015, 2:33 pm
- Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7 - Colin Mackie March 24, 2015, 1:47 am
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