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Maxwell Davies: Symphonies No 4 & 5 / Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Maxwell Davies / Scottish Chamber Orch / Pao
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572351   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The orchestra used by Peter Maxwell Davies for his Fourth Symphony is of Classical period proportions, but this relatively compact framework belies a richness of ideas and sonorities. With its starting point in the tone poem Chat Moss, the single-movement Fifth Symphony utilizes a more varied orchestral palette than its predecessor, with a large percussion section often in evidence. Both works are performed here by the orchestras for which they were written. The First Symphony can be heard on 8.572348, the Second Symphony on 8.572349, and the Third Symphony on 8.572350. The orchestra used by Peter Maxwell Davies for his Fourth Symphony is of Classical period proportions, but this relatively compact framework belies a richness of ideas and sonorities. With its starting point in the tone poem Chat Moss, the single-movement Fifth Symphony utilizes a more varied orchestral palette than its predecessor, with a large percussion section often in evidence. Both works are performed here by the orchestras for which they were written. The First Symphony can be heard on 8.572348, the Second Symphony on 8.572349, and the Third Symphony on 8.572350. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2.
Symphony no 5 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 4: I. Moderato
Symphony No. 4: II. Allegro
Symphony No. 4: III. Adagio
Symphony No. 4: IV. Andante - Allegro
Symphony No. 5

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