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Parry: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 / Bamert, London Phil Orch


Release Date: 10/28/1992 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8896   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London 20-22 May 1990 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Peter Newble (Assistant) Recorded in: St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London 20-22 May 1990 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Peter Newble (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 3 "The English" by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1990 
Venue:  St Jude's Church, Central Square, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 4 in E minor by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1990 
Venue:  St Jude's Church, Central Square, London 
Length: 41 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 3 in C major, "English": I. Allegro energico
Symphony No. 3 in C major, "English": II. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No. 3 in C major, "English": III. Allegro molto sherzoso
Symphony No. 3 in C major, "English": IV. Moderato
Symphony No. 4 in E minor: I. Con fuoco
Symphony No. 4 in E minor: II. Molto Adagio
Symphony No. 4 in E minor: III. Allegretto
Symphony No. 4 in E minor: IV. Spiritoso

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Chas Hubert Parry January 23, 2013 By David  Levy (Chicago, IL) See All My Reviews "The 3rd and 4th symphonies of Charles Hubert Parry were a sweet discovery I've recently made. Parry is a great and underrated English composer who was nonetheless respected by the likes of Vaughan Williams and Sir Edward Elgar. In addition he had a respectful pupil named Gustav Holst. Parry's Symphony #3, "English" is bright and uplifting. It's opening movement has rich orchestral textures leaving warm and snuggly feelings throughout. The 2nd movement preserves the warmth and allows the dough to rise to a higher state. The 3rd movement contains a springy and cheerful Brahmsian romp, and the 4th movement builds to a grand finale reminiscent of Schumann's Rhenish symphony. The Symphony #4 has a darker timbre stemming from it's opening e minor key and with its rich sonority it shows a Brahmsian connection as well. In the adagio I can hear where Howard Hanson may have been influenced in terms of orchestration. The performances are of both symphones are excellent." Report Abuse
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