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Re: Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.7
You'd think Faber might at least be consistent. Anyway, it was just a curiosity rather than a problem. The really interesting thing is that the 7th. seems so compliant - you can play it quickly, you can play it slowly, and either way it can sound "right" to anyone but the most stubbornly opinionated. Personally, I prefer it with a bit of breadth, but I by no means turn my nose up at fleeter interpretations!
Good point about the economy of scoring! It's reminiscent of late Mahler (after the 8th., that is). You could perhaps call it "maturity", but it might also be a symptom of "wear and tear", the weakening Arnold not wasting his declining energies on unnecessary notes? It's worthy of debate.
There may be an argument for the "3 x 3" idea, but I myself can't see it. Even more than the aforementioned Herr M., each Arnold symphony has its own distinctive characteristics. If you're looking for relationships, maybe you'd find "progressions" a more fruitful criterion?
- 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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