British Symphonies
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By BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Myer Fredman, Nicholas Braithwaite, Norman Del Mar, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Lennox Berkeley, Vernon Handley, and William Alwyn. By Alan Rawsthorne, Arnold Bax, Cyril Rootham, Edmund Rubbra, Ernest John Moeran, Grace Williams, Humphrey Searle, Jean Joubert, Lennox Berkeley, Malcolm Arnold, William Alwyn, William Sterndale Bennett, and William Wordsworth. Classical. Listening CDs (4 discs). Published by Naxos (NX.SRCD2355).

For this monumental four-disc release, Lyrita has chosen the most influential and best loved symphonies by British composers, taken from previous Lyrita recordings. The best English ensembles are all included on this release, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. All are conducted by the most respected interpreters of British music, such as Nicholas Braithwaite, Vernon Handley, Sir Adrian Boult, Myer Fredman, Sir Lennox Berkeley, and more. Over five hours of music is included in this box set. The booklet contains fascinating and detailed liner notes by Paul Conway which give a brief biography of each of these composers, as well as a detailed history of their featured work. This release is a must have for any aficionado of British symphonic music.

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Listening CDs are traditional music recordings. Listening CDs make a great educational supplement - hear exceptional professionals play the music you're learning! Or, just enjoy listening to the music you love.

  • Disc 1
  • 01-04. Bennett: Symphony in G Minor
  • 05-08. Rootham: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
  • 09-11. Moeran: Sinfonietta
  • Disc 2
  • 01-03. Bax: Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat
  • 04-07. Rubbra: Symphony No. 4
  • 08-12. Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies
  • Disc 3
  • 01. Berkeley: Symphony No. 3 in One Movement
  • 02. Alwyn: Symphony No. 5 "Hydriotaphia"
  • 03-06. Williams: Symphony No. 2
  • 07-09. Arnold: Sinfonietta No. 1
  • Disc 4
  • 01-03. Wordsworth: Symphony No. 3 in C
  • 04-06. Searle: Symphony No. 2
  • 07-10. Joubert: Symphony No. 1