Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Symphony No 1 has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Symphony No 1
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Symphony No 1

3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, February 21, 2006
"Please retry"
$14.76
$4.91 $2.70
$14.76 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Symphony No 1 + Symphonies 2 & 5 + Alwyn: Symphony No. 4 / Sinfonietta for String Orchestra
Price for all three: $35.93

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews



Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 21, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B000C847FO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Louis Blois on February 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
William Alwyn is certainly getting much deserved attention these days. As David Lloyd-Jones turns out a complete cycle of Alwyn symphonies on Naxos, Rumon Gamba has been recording the composer's film music on Chandos (the third installment of which has just been released). Both represent the finest in music making. Alwyn not only contributed substantially to both the film music and classical genres. In my opinion, he has produced some of the best symphonies to come out of Britain in the 20th Century. I have the two previous complete Alwyn cycles, an early one led by the composer himself on Lyrita, and more recently, one led by Richard Hickox on Chandos. Alwyn's abilities as a conductor of his own works are nothing less than remarkable. His performances, dating from the 1970s and still available, dig in to the music with a strength and conviction that I find unequalled. As each disc of the Naxos cycle emerged, I found Lloyd-Jones to be a fiercely committed interpreter of the Alwyn canon.

Until now I never much cared for the Alwyn First. It frankly lacks the tightness and overall cohesiveness of his subsequent works in the genre. Not even Alwyn's own performance makes a convincing case for it. Lloyd-Jones' performance, however, made me feel as if I were hearing the work anew. As in previous installments, he makes strong connection with Alwyn's broad, moody romantic lyricism and impetuous surges of passion. He gives marvellous shape to the rather rhapsodic first movement, pulling together its shifting moods and contrasting episodes with fine overall sweep. He takes Alwyn's broad climaxes with a grand, even monumental sense of epiphany. As in the rest of the series, he is totally immersed in the broad surging waves of Alwyn's melodic arches and kinetically restless episodes.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Russ on July 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The music of the British composer William Alwyn (1905-1985) needs a strong advocate if it is going to become better known. Well, that's what we find here with David Lloyd-Jones leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance is fantastic.

But what about the music itself on this release? In response to this question, I would say while the first symphony is good, the third symphony is great. In comparison to the third symphony, the first symphony seems to be just a bit disjointed, whose movements last just slightly too long. Listeners will hear some similarities to other compositions here, maybe even some borrowed ideas. Portions of the second movement of the first symphony, for instance, remind me of Moeran's Symphony in G minor. However, Alwyn's unique musical voice is apparent in the melodic adagio of the first symphony. This is a lovely movement, which just seems to get better and better after each listening. The momentum of the finale of the first symphony brings to mind the first symphony of Walton. This is a very extroverted movement and concludes with an exciting theme in compound meter.

The entire fourth symphony is permeated with the influence of Vaughan Williams; especially the Vaughan Williams of the fourth and sixth symphonies. The dark first movement of this symphony has tremendous intensity and always seems to be surging forward. This movement also contains a sinister brass-heavy chorale that those who appreciate the dark side of Vaughan Williams will surely love. For me, the most compelling music on this release is the fantastic conclusion of this symphony.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By bayou ben on April 29, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is some of William ALwyn's best works especially Symphony No 3. His sinfonieta is his best works on CD.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Symphony No 1
This item: Symphony No 1
Price: $14.76
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Look for Similar Items by Category