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Parry: Symphony No. 4, Three Movements from "Suite moderne" & Proserpine / Gamba, BBC National Orchestra Wales


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10994  
Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of WalesBBC National Chorus of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To commemorate the centenary of Parry’s death, Rumon Gamba and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales offer this rare album of major works never recorded before, at the center of which stands the original version of Symphony No. 4. These works highlight Parry’s skills as an orchestrator to supreme effect, the music full of attractive thematic invention, the scores wonderfully expansive, the canvas more intellectual, the many ideas more bold and passionate. The works prove to be a much severer challenge for the musicians but are here masterfully tackled thanks to both orchestra and conductor’s experience performing forgotten or unpublished British repertoire. The Suite modern was written for the Three Choirs Festival. Despite its popularity, Read more the work remained unpublished at Parry’s death and is performed here in a new edition by Jeremy Dribble. The album is completed by Parry’s one and only ballet score, Proserpine. A triptych in miniature, the colorful scene is full of great delicacy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in E minor by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; England 
2.
Proserpine by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales,  BBC National Chorus of Wales
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
3.
Suite moderne by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 

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