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
Catalogue No: TOCC0456EAN/UPC: 5060113444561Release Date: 01.04.2019Composer: David Hackbridge Johnson Artists: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann
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Two Elegies for Strings and Harp, Op. 159 (2005) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0456/Track03.mp3
Symphony No. 15, Where the Wind was Born, Op. 361, No. 3 (2017) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0456/Track05.mp3
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