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Henk Badings (1907-1987): Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 / Bochumer Symphoniker, David Porcelijn

Album Summary

>Badings, Henk : Symphony no 4
>Badings, Henk : Symphony no 5
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Our new Henk Badings recording further confirms his rank as a great twentieth-century Dutch composer with an important and independent individual voice in European music. Although he composed his fourth symphony during the war years, absolutely nothing related to World War II or its atmosphere is to be found in it. It is instead a work adhering to the classical structure and displaying unaffected naturalness and quick musical wit especially in its fast movements. In 1949 Badings composed his fifth symphony as a commissioned work for the sixtieth anniversary of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 1955 a reviewer for the daily De Tijd wrote that this symphony resembled film music inasmuch as it clearly dealt with illustrative elements. This was not intended as a negative judgment but instead was born of admiration for the composer's suggestive style. In any case, today this music impresses the listener with its surprising freshness and vitality.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: RuhrCongress, Bochum (08/27/2012-08/31/2012).



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Works Details

>Badings, Henk : Symphony no 4
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Ensemble: Bochumer Symphoniker
  • Notes: RuhrCongress, Bochum (08/27/2012-08/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 35 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/22/1943

>Badings, Henk : Symphony no 5
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Notes: RuhrCongress, Bochum (08/27/2012-08/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1949