Butterworth: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 4 / BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Northern Symphony

Release Date: 6/10/2016
Label: Lyrita
Catalog Number: REAM1127
Number of Discs: 2

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CD
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$14.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
English composer Arthur Butterworth (1923-2014) began his musical career as a choirboy at the young age of 7. Eventually, Butterworth studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where he studied trumpet, conducting, and composition under Richard Hall. Arthur Butterworth wrote over 150 scores for various mediums. This two-disc release features his Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 4, and Symphony No. 1. No.'s 1 and 2 are performed here by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and No. 4 is performed by the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra. Especially notable is the 4th Symphony, whose premiere performance is featured in this recording.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony No. 2, Op. 25 by Arthur Butterworth
Conductor: Christopher Adey
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; United Kingdom
2. Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 72 by Arthur Butterworth
Conductor: Bryden Thomsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1986 ; United Kingdom
3. Symphony No. 1, Op. 15 by Arthur Butterworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957 ; United Kingdom
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