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Sir George Dyson (1883-1964)

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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2021, 03:45:39 pm »

Funnily enough,I put on his Symphony,this morning and it's still playing NOW!

George Dyson: Symphony in G     City of London Sinfonia / Richard Hickox

I gather some people prefer the Naxos recording,but I'm quite happy with this and,what some people might regard as,the meagre playing time. I'm a fan of the Chandos sound (I think Thomson's Bax recording's sound spectacular! Although,maybe I have a problem with ear wax?! ::) ;D) and just having the symphony allows me to focus all my attention on it! The Symphony has a Straussian lushness to the orchestration,without the pomposity of (some of his epoch making tone poems)! Yet,it still sounds,quintessentially,English! It's full of lovely & often exciting orchestration. If I was that antiques chap on the tv with the loud suit's I might even call it "a right Bobby dazzler"! My only slight criticism is that,at one point,he brings out a truly glorious theme (that always has me dropping everything to listen to it) only for Dyson to,seemingly,forget all about it,never to return to it again! I feel a true master like Rachmaninov would have wrung it for all it's worth and,probably,brought it back towards the end?! But enough of comparison's! ::) Who am I to criticise? I can just about play The March of the Wooden Soldiers and Chopsticks! ::) It's a lovely symphony! :) :) :) Incidentally,the Chandos Cd I own has a lovely painting on the front!

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