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ARNOLD, M.: Symphony No. 9

Composer(s):Arnold, Malcolm
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Interview • Orchestral
Catalogue 8.553540
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
 
 
 

   




Review By Classic CD,June 1996

"Naxos have pulled off a real coup being the first to record his latest symphony, the Ninth... A very remarkable achievement"



Review By Gramophone,May 1996

I was impressed enough by the first of Andrew Penny's Arnold discs for Naxos, coupling Nos.1 and 2, but this is far finer, for he draws not just a concentrated, consistently committed performance from the Irish players, but a warmly resonant one, with the strings sounding glorious and the woodwind and brass consistnetly brilliant. The recording is rich and full...

"All credit to Naxos in their projected Arnold cycle for achieving this important first... he [Andrew Penny] draws not just a concentrated, consistently committed performance from the Irish players, but a warmly resonant one... I look forward to more in the series"



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

This superb first Naxos recording confirms the Ninth Symphony as a fitting culmination to Arnold’s symphonic series. The baldness of the arguments, with two-part writing the general rule, consistently speaks in a true Arnoldian accent, culminating in the long slow finale, almost as long as the other three movements together, registering a mood of tragedy and disillusion. As to Penny’s performance, this is not just concentrated and consistently committed but warmly resonant, with the Dublin strings sounding glorious and the woodwind and brass consistently brilliant.



Review By Allan K. Farrar,MusicReflected.com,August 2008

Malcolm Arnold’s 9th Symphony...is given a great performance by the forces of National Symphony of Orchestra of Ireland under the baton of Andrew Penny. It appears on the Naxos label which is doing so much for serious music.








 

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