David Hackbridge JOHNSON: Orchestral Music, Volume Three

Catalogue No: TOCC0456
EAN/UPC: 5060113444561
Release Date: 2019-04-01
Composer: David Hackbridge Johnson
Artists: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann

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

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Aspens, Op. 362 (2017)
  2. Ziggurats, Op. 251 (2008)
  3. Two Elegies for Strings and Harp, Op. 159 (2005)

  4. I Locrian Ground
  5. II Semper Dolens
  6. Symphony No. 15, Where the Wind was Born, Op. 361, No. 3 (2017)

  7. I Drift: Scorrevole dolcemente I Drift
  8. II Storm: Allegro con fuoco
  9. III Chorales: Lento
  10. Valse Mérovingienne, Op. 77a (2000; rev. 2017)

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