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Simpson: Symphony No 2, Symphony No 4 / Vernon Handley


Release Date: 11/19/1993 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66505   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Simpson
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'A stunning coupling ... I can't think of a better introduction to Simpson' (The Independent) 'I rejoice to hear them so finely played and beautifully recorded' (Gramophone) 'Full of wonderful orchestral effects which this purist, beautifully laid back and believable recording seems merely to mirror without any signs of compression or clouding' (Gramophone 'Sounds in Retrospect') 'Exemplary performances in superb sound' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide) 'A stunning coupling ... I can't think of a better introduction to Simpson' (The Independent) 'I rejoice to hear them so finely played and beautifully recorded' (Gramophone) 'Full of wonderful orchestral effects which this purist, beautifully laid back and believable recording seems merely to mirror without any signs of compression or clouding' (Gramophone 'Sounds in Retrospect') 'Exemplary performances in superb sound' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 by Robert Simpson
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1991 
Venue:  Poole Arts Centre, Dorset, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 4 by Robert Simpson
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Poole Arts Centre, Dorset, England 
Length: 46 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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