Artist: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits
Album: Walton: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Release Date: 2017
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 96 kHz
Total Tracks: 7
Total Size: 1,30 GB
1-1. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 1: I. Allegro assai – Poco meno mosso – A tempo, agitato – Poco meno mosso – Agitato poco a poco – Animato (13:52)
1-2. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 1: II. Scherzo – Presto con malizia (06:25)
1-3. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 1: III. Andante con malinconia (10:42)
1-4. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 1: IV. Maestoso – Allegro, brioso ed ardentemente – Vivacissimo – Agitato – Maestoso (12:22)
1-5. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 2: I. Allegro molto (09:51)
1-6. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 2: II. Lento assai (10:33)
1-7. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 2: III. Passacaglia – Theme, Variations, Fugato, and Coda-Scherzando (09:57)
Walton’s First Symphony burst onto the musical scene in 1935 and quickly became recognised as a masterpiece. The influence of Sibelius and Beethoven can clearly be heard, but it is Walton’s brilliant use of the orchestra and grasp of form that shines through: a remarkable achievement for a composer of 33 years. The Second symphony has never had an easy time, in both escaping the shadow of its older sibling, and in overcoming the hostility of the late 1950s and early ’60s when avant-garde was de rigeur. Fortunately it is now clearly a masterpiece to rank alongside No.1. It is assured, mature and confident, subtle and refined, from a composer at the top of his game. High voltage performances from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England. It was formed in 1893 and throughout its illustrious history it has worked with some of the finest composers, conductors and musicians in the world including Elgar, Bartók, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams and Sir Thomas Beecham.