The first two Toccata Classics volumes of the orchestral music of the English composer David Hackbridge Johnson presented three mighty symphonies, conceived on a large scale and powerful in their utterance. The Fifteenth Symphony, tone-poems and other works offered here show a change in focus: an engagement with the natural world, reflecting the poetry of changing light and shifting winds, with man’s impermanent presence dwarfed by the implacable grandeur of nature. Here Paul Mann, a frequent Toccata Classics artist, conducts the orchestra of the very town- Liepaja, on the coast of Latvia- that inspired the Fifteenth Symphony.
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Kārlis Catlaks, E flat clarinet (Track 2)
Kristaps Catlaks, bass clarinet (Track 2)
Ilze Zariņa, leader
Paul Mann, conductor
Two Elegies for Strings and Harp, Op. 159 (2005)
Symphony No. 15, Where the Wind was Born, Op. 361, No. 3 (2017)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0456EAN/UPC: 5060113444561Release Date: 01.04.2019Composer: David Hackbridge Johnson Artists: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra,
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