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Holmboe: Symphonies No 8 & 9 / Hughes, Aarhus So


Release Date: 03/08/1995 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 618   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Vagn Holmboe
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Another welcome instalment in BIS’s distinguished Holmboe symphony cycle, contrasting the classically minded Eighth Symphony of 1951 with the later transparency and refinement of the Ninth (1967-8), dedicated to Nadia Boulanger. Powerful commitment from Hughes (dramatically responsive, toughly disciplined, grand, intimate). Fabulous orchestral playing. Spectacular sound.

-- Ates Orga, BBC Music Magazine
Another welcome instalment in BIS’s distinguished Holmboe symphony cycle, contrasting the classically minded Eighth Symphony of 1951 with the later transparency and refinement of the Ninth (1967-8), dedicated to Nadia Boulanger. Powerful commitment from Hughes (dramatically responsive, toughly disciplined, grand, intimate). Fabulous orchestral playing. Spectacular sound.

-- Ates Orga, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 8, Op. 56 "Sinfonia boreale" by Vagn Holmboe
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark 
Length: 33 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 9, Op. 95 by Vagn Holmboe
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967-1968; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark 
Length: 30 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 8, Op. 56, ''Sinfonia boreale'': I. Allegro molto intensivo
Symphony No. 8, Op. 56, ''Sinfonia boreale'': II. Tempo giusto
Symphony No. 8, Op. 56, ''Sinfonia boreale'': III. Andante con moto
Symphony No. 8, Op. 56, ''Sinfonia boreale'': IV. Allegro passionato
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95: I. Allegro fluente
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95: II. Intermezzo I. Quieto
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95: III. Allegro con fuoco
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95: IV. Intermezzo II. Quieto
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95: V. Andante austero

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