Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Volume One

The English composer-conductor Henry Cotter Nixon (1842–1907) has entirely disappeared from music history. But this new series – presenting all his surviving orchestral music in its first-ever recordings – reveals Nixon to have been one of the most accomplished English composers of his generation, with a style that takes in elements of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Verdi and Brahms. Nixon labelled his five-movement Palamon and Arcite a symphonic poem (it is one of the first by a British composer), but it has much in common with the programmatic symphonies of contemporary composers such as Goldmark and Raff.

Ana Török, violin (Track 2)
Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Mann


Catalogue No: TOCC0372
EAN/UPC: 5060113443724
Release Date: 01.12.2016
Composer: Henry Cotter Nixon
Artists: Ana Török, Kodály Philharmonic, Paul Mann

Listen To This Recording:

    Concert Overture No. 3, Jacta est Alea (after 1880)

  1. Andante — Allegro
  2. Romance for Violin and Orchestra (c. 1889; reconstructed 2016 by Paul Mann)

  3. Andante
  4. Palamon and Arcite: Symphonic Poem (1882)

  5. I The Battle: Allegro moderato
  6. II Emilie: Allegretto
  7. III The Dream: Andante
  8. IV Encounter and Combat: Allegro moderato
  9. V The Tournament: Allegro

First Recordings


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