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(Some) Twentieth Century British Symphonies not yet on cd: an update


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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2019, 12:16:10 am »

I might be the only one here?! Grin But I wouldn't mind a cd of a symphony by Walter Thomas Gaze Cooper! I don't want to sound ungrateful;but I don't feel it's quite fair to judge his music on the basis of the files posted here. And I've always been a little curious about him,since I first read about him in a Havergal Brian newsletter (years ago) featuring excerpts from his music criticism.  I think I'd like to hear his Symphony no 4, ‘The west wind’ for soprano, chorus & small orchestra op 41,the most;because it's got a nice name and a "humming" chorus! He's also got a nice website! Grin Smiley

Also,a cd of a symphony by David Wynne;because he's a Welsh composer. I must admit I wasn't too excited by the music I've heard here,and on Youtube;but he was a prolific composer,and a bit of a missing link,in the recorded history of Welsh music. I think there's some chamber music on a Lyrita cd;and that's about it!

I'd also be curious to hear the sole symphony of Joseph Parry. I have no idea whether it would be any good;but it may be (probably?) the first ever symphony by a Welsh composer;who is a bit of an icon here,in Wales,for the hymn,Myfanwy,and his opera,Blodwen. This was the first opera by a Welshman,and the first to be performed in Welsh. Excerpts of it are often heard on the Welsh language tv channel,S4C!
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