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Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 & 15

Havergal Brian , Tony Rowe , Adrian Leaper , RTE National Symphony Audio CD
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listen  1. For Valour, Op. 7: -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 3:40$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. For Valour, Op. 7: Andante tranquilloIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:07$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. For Valour, Op. 7: Marcarto e pomposo, sempre pesanteIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:51$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. For Valour, Op. 7: Allegro vivaceIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 4:58$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. For Valour, Op. 7: Piu allegroIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra0:56$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Doctor Merryheart: - (Theme)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:36$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 1: Whimsies and Sunshadows (Grillen und Sonnenschatten)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:32$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 2: Smiles and Storms (Lacheln und Sturme)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:23$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 3: Dreams: Asleep in the Arms of Venus (Traume: Schlummernd in den Armen der Venus)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:34$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 4: Merryheart as a chivalrous knight chases Bluebeard (Als ritterlicher Kampe verfolgt Merryheart den Blaubart)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:31$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen11. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 5: Merryheart fights a dragon (Merryheart kampft mit dem Drache)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra0:59$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 6: Merryheart leads a procession of heroes (Merryheart fuhrt einem Zug Helden)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:18$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen13. Doctor Merryheart: Variation 7: Merryheart awakes (Merryheart ist wash)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:25$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen14. Doctor Merryheart: The Dance of Merryheart (Merryhearts Tanz)Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:46$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen15. Symphony No. 11: I. Adagio -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 6:32$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen16. Symphony No. 11: II. Allegro giocoso -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:34$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen17. Symphony No. 11: II. Adagio -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 3:59$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen18. Symphony No. 11: II. (Scherzo) -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 3:06$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen19. Symphony No. 11: II. Andante espressivo teneramenteIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 4:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen20. Symphony No. 11: III. Maestoso e pesante - Allegro marciaIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:06$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen21. Symphony No. 11: III. Grazioso -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:02$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen22. Symphony No. 11: III. Allegro marciaIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 1:54$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen23. Symphony No. 15 in A Major: Maestoso e marcato -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 4:24$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen24. Symphony No. 15 in A Major: - -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:30$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen25. Symphony No. 15 in A Major: - -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 4:11$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen26. Symphony No. 15 in A Major: Cantabile e espressivo molto -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 2:53$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen27. Symphony No. 15 in A Major: - -Ireland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 3:50$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen28. Symphony No. 15 in A Major: Allegro con brioIreland Rte National Symphony Orchestra 5:00$0.89  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Orchestra: RTE National Symphony
  • Conductor: Tony Rowe, Adrian Leaper
  • Composer: Havergal Brian
  • Audio CD (July 27, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B003NA7G9M
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,771 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Havergal Brian was never a conventional composer, but the three later works on this disc rank among his most unconventional approaches to the symphonic form. The highly virtuosic Doctor Merryheart portrays an imaginary astronomer' musical obsessions. T

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important recordings in the Brian revival March 3, 2011
Format:Audio CD
The works on this disc were recorded in 1993 and 1997, and were part of the series of Marco Polo discs from the end of the century that helped move Brian from cult status more or less into the mainstream of British classical music. It's nice to have this music at budget price, and more widely available (though this particular Marco Polo issue is still out there both on CD and through MP3 downloads). The CD begins with two very early works. Both the Concert Overture: For Valour and the Comedy Overture: Doctor Merryheart owe a great deal to Elgar and to Richard Strauss. They're very expressive and highly emotional; Brian wears his heart on his sleeve in this music. Don't expect Monty Python in the Comedy Overture, by the way; this is very much in the Falstaff hearty-laughs-and-ale tradition.

The symphonies come from much later in Brian's career. I'm certainly no Brian specialist, but I find this craggy/lyrical music to be highly cogent, and more accessible than I had assumed. The music repays careful listening, but chunks of these symphonies blasting from the CD player in my car have provided spur-of-the-moment inspiration along with much admiration for an uncompromising, crusty old composer.
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