Malcolm Arnold: Orchestral Music

Catalogue No: TOCC0613
EAN/UPC: 5060113446138
Release Date: 2021-10-01
Composer: Malcolm Arnold
Artists: Anna Gorbachyova-Ogilvie, John Gibbons, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra

These two works present two sharply contrasting sides of Malcolm Arnold: his limitless resources of knockabout fun, and a sense of existential tragedy. But each score presents its own surprises: the jocularity of the Grand Concerto Gastronomique – written for a Hoffnung concert – conceals some seriously good (though not seriously serious) music; and the delicately scored Ninth Symphony, written after five years when its composer had, in his own words, ‘been through hell’, irradiates its emotional restraint and elegiac tone with moments of light and warmth.

Anna Gorbachyova-Ogilvie, soprano (Track 5)
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor

1 review for Malcolm Arnold: Orchestral Music

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    ‘Overall, this is a typically excellent disc from Toccata; first rate music receiving effective performances presented in an informative and valuable package.’

    —Nick Barnard, MusicWeb International

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