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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4-6 - Barry: Viola Concerto - The Conquest of Ireland


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Volume 2 in Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia's collaborative performances of the works of Beethoven and Barry; specifically the Beethoven Symphony Cycle and a selection of Barry’s works. This CD features Beethoven’s 4th, 5th and 6th symphonies, interspersed with Barry’s 'Viola Concerto' (featuring Lawrence Power) and piece for orchestra and bass 'The Conquest of Ireland' (featuring Johsua Bloom). Gerald Barry grew up in rural Ireland. His music shows us how his upbringing had an effect on his compositional style - giving a piece a title such as Beethoven would suggest an attempt at emulating his legacy nearly two centuries after his death. Do not be fooled by this however; his music shows his major influence from radio, moving from the sublime and the ridiculous with carefree abandon. "... the most striking orchestral contribution to this year’s anniversary celebrations that’s come my way." (Presto Classical) "This set cuts pristine interpretations of Beethoven’s early symphonies with Gerald Barry’s 21st-century zesty homage ... Adès and the Britten Sinfonia present tightly knit performances [of the Beethoven Symphonies], and dynamic subtleties are largely preserved in the concert recordings." (BBC Music Magazine)
Facts
Item number SIGCD639
Barcode 635212063927
Release date 10/23/2020
Category Orchestral
Label SIGNUM CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Classical Artist Power, Lawrence
Bloom, Joshua
Classical Composer Adès, Thomas
Orchestra Britten Sinfonia
Disc: 1
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 6000:34:00
1 I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 00:11:35 Britten Sinfonia Adès, Thomas
2 II. Adagio 00:08:57 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
3 III. Allegro molto e vivace 00:05:25 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
4 IV. Allegro ma non troppo 00:06:44 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 6700:35:00
5 I. Allegro con brio 00:07:21 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
6 II. Andante con moto 00:09:18 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
7 III. Scherzo: Allegro - 00:04:38 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
8 IV. Allegro 00:10:47 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
Viola Concerto00:15:06
9 Viola Concerto 00:15:06 Adès, Thomas Power, Lawrence Britten Sinfonia
Disc: 2
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"00:29:03
1 I. Awakening of Cheerful Feelings Upon Arrival in 00:10:56 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
2 II. Scene by the Brook: Andante molto mosso 00:11:38 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
3 III. Merry Gathering of Country Folk: Allegro 00:04:53 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
4 IV. Thunderstorm: Allegro 00:03:38 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
5 V. Shepherd's Song: Happy and Thankful Feelings af 00:08:49 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia
The Conquest of Ireland00:21:00
6 The Conquest of Ireland 00:19:37 Adès, Thomas Britten Sinfonia Bloom, Joshua
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