Charles O’Brien: Complete Orchestral Music, Volume One

Charles O’Brien: Complete Orchestral Music, Volume One

The rediscovery of the music of the Edinburgh composer Charles O’Brien (1882–1968) continues with his most important work, his only symphony, a full-scale Romantic score in the tradition of Schumann and Brahms, powerful and lyrical by turn. It is coupled here with the later, more extended of the two versions O’Brien made of his heartening, Walter Scott-inspired overture Ellangowan, resplendent with a big Scottish tune which lingers in the memory.

Liepaja Symphony Orchestra; Paul Mann, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0262
EAN/UPC: 5060113442628
Release Date: 01.06.2015
Composer: Charles O'Brien
Artists: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Ellangowan: Concert Overture, Op. 12
  2. Symphony in F minor, Op. 23: I Con moto moderato e serioso
  3. Symphony in F minor, Op. 23: II Menuetto
  4. Symphony in F minor, Op. 23: III Andante sostenuto e cantabile
  5. Symphony in F minor, Op. 23: IV Allegro con moto

1 review for Charles O’Brien: Complete Orchestral Music, Volume One

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    RECOMMENDED
    … During his career as an organist, conductor, pianist and teacher, he would write a small number of symphonic pieces. World premiere recordings of his two most important ones are on this disc. …
    O’Brien couldn’t have better advocates than conductor Paul Mann and the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Mann gets performances from these talented musicians brimming with an enthusiasm that turns what would normally be an enjoyable listening experience into an extraordinary one. —Classical Lost and Found, August 2015

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