Friday, July 29, 2016

Permission granted to like unfamiliar music

Earlier this year a widely read Overgrown Path post explained how audiences need permission to like unfamiliar music. Now that permission is being granted in style by a 4CD box from Lyrita titled British Symphonies. It will retail for around the cost of a single full price CD when released on September 9th. Buy it or live forever in darkness, because this is what is on the discs:

Disc: 1
1. William Sterndale Bennett, Symphony in G minor Op.43
2. Cyril Rootham, Symphony No.1 in C minor
3. E.J. Moeran, Sinfonietta

Disc: 2
1. Arnold Bax, Symphony No.1 in E flat
2. Edmund Rubbra, Symphony No.4 Op.53
3. Alan Rawsthorne, Symphonic Studies

Disc: 3
1. Lennox Berkeley, Symphony No.3 in One Movement Op.74
2. William Alwyn, Symphony No.5 ('Hydriotaphia')
3. Grace Williams, Symphony No.2
4. Malcolm Arnold, Sinfonietta No.1 Op.48

Disc: 4
1. William Wordsworth, Symphony No.3 in C Op.48
2. Humphrey Searle, Symphony No.2 Op.33
3. John Joubert, Symphony No.1 Op.20

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