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DYSON: Symphony in G Major / Concerto da Chiesa / At the Tabard Inn

Composer(s):Dyson, George
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.557720
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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First performed in 1938, Dyson’s Symphony had to wait until the 1990s to achieve the recognition it deserves as one of the finest twentieth-century British symphonies. Although the symphony opens and closes in a mood of pageantry from the world of his choral masterpiece, The Canterbury Pilgrims, it is also a work of troubled times and the distant rumble of war. Passages of engimatic beauty and icy landscapes alternate with mock-courtly dance music and brilliant orchestral effects reminiscent of Sibelius, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov. The Concerto da Camera is a work in the great tradition of English string compositions from Purcell to Tippett. The composer himself characterized it as ‘founded on old hymn-melodies so woven in,

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