Arnold Rosner: Orchestral Music, Volume Three

Catalogue No: TOCC0469
EAN/UPC: 5060113444691
Release Date: 2019-01-01
Composer: Arnold Rosner
Artists: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nick Palmer

The musical language of the New York-based Arnold Rosner (1945–2013) had its roots in the modal harmony and rhythm of pre-Baroque polyphony and evolved in an array of unusual directions, producing a style that is instantly recognisable and immediately appealing – as can be heard in the three works on this recording. Rosner’s Nocturne suggests the immensity – and the implacable violence – of outer space, whereas his overture Tempus Perfectum has its starting point in Renaissance dance. The monumental Sixth Symphony opens with music of volcanic ferocity and vehemence; the central Adagio then provides an island of troubled calm before the dignified opening of the finale presages a symphonic Allegro of wild, freewheeling energy; only when its immense force is spent does this powerful masterpiece sink to an uneasy close.

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nick Palmer

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Nocturne, Op. 68 (1978)
  2. Tempus Perfectum: A Concert Overture, Op. 109 (1998)
  3. Symphony No. 6, Op. 64 (1976)

  4. Symphony No. 6, Op. 64: I Allegro agitato
  5. Symphony No. 6, Op. 64: II Adagio
  6. Symphony No. 6, Op. 64: III Grave Allegro Grandioso Listesso tempo Grave


1 review for Arnold Rosner: Orchestral Music, Volume Three

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    ‘Throughout this CD the recording is truly splendiferous and the playing of the LPO is virtuosic beyond praise. It must be wonderful to hear these pieces performed live by this top-notch orchestra under the baton of a committed conductor, such as we have here in Nick Palmer. The booklet is detailed and informative in both biographical and musical detail. Toccata Classics are to be congratulated and praised for this release, consisting as it does entirely of first recordings. I look forward to others in the series.’

    —Jim Westhead, MusicWeb International

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