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Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 & 25

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Andrew Penny

Nothing here is in the same league as Brian's Gothic Symphony, although the Fantastic Variations offer pleasing charm. Strong, efficient performances. More…

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Brian: Fantastic Variations on an Old Rhyme

11:59
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  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Andrew Penny
  • Recorded: 28-30 October 1994
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio, Ukraine

I. Andante

2:33
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II. Allegro molto

1:14
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III. Con moto e espressione

2:55
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IV. Allegro vivace

3:30
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V. Lento

1:47
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Brian: Symphony No. 20 in C sharp minor

26:21
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  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Andrew Penny
  • Recorded: 28-30 October 1994
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio, Ukraine

I. Adagio - Allegro agitato

2:35
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I. (formal development section arrives)

2:27
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I. (vigorous, highly allusive development of the first theme)

1:39
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I. Coda

1:42
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II. Adagio ma non troppo, cantabile e sostenuto

3:24
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II. (a bridge passage beginning with violin and flute solos)

1:25
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II. (a development of the original polyphonic complex)

1:59
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II. (the third span begins with a musing clarinet solo)

2:40
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III. Allegro vivo

1:18
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III. Lento

1:28
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III. (a kind of slow waltz, with violin solo)

1:32
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III. Allegro

1:38
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III. (reappearence of the rondo-theme on trombones)

1:19
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III. (fast Coda)

1:15
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Brian: Symphony No. 25 in A minor

24:04
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  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Andrew Penny
  • Recorded: 28-30 October 1994
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio, Ukraine

I. Allegro risoluto

3:17
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I. (the motto returns again to initiate an eventful development)

0:35
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I. (elegantly lyrical tune for oboe with flute and harp accompaniment)

1:54
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I. (sinister reiterations of a 3-note figure)

1:08
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I. (the return of the 4-note motto)

0:56
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I. (a mysterious episode of nagging triplet rhythms)

1:08
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I. Coda

0:57
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II. Andante cantabile

1:48
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II. (a poignant new idea, first heard on solo oboe)

2:27
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II. (opening theme now returns on cellos)

1:30
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II. (a more defined march-music takes over)

2:01
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II. (final return of the main theme)

1:08
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III. Allegro ma non tanto

1:58
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III. Lento

1:34
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III. (a little woodwind cadenza leads back to the rondo music)

0:35
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III. (a different and irreverent snatch of folk-song from a bassoon)

1:08
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