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Robin Walker (b.1953): Orchestral Music / Novaya Rossiya SO, Alexander Walker

Album Summary

>Walker, Robin : Great Rock is Dead, funeral march for orchestra
>Walker, Robin : Odysseus on Ogygia, prelude for orchestra
>Walker, Robin : The Stone King, symphonic poem for orchestra
>Walker, Robin : The Stone Maker, symphonic poem for orchestra
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The English composer Robin Walker (born in York in 1953) writes music which marries subjective emotion and discipline in what he calls 'passionate classicism'. Working in a tradition which passes through Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Tippett and Birtwistle - channeling energy into form - Walker has created some of the most vigorous and exciting orchestral music of recent years, as the four powerful works on this CD demonstrate.

One of the unsung heroes of modern music, English composer Robin Walker (b. 1953) writes music which he descirbes as 'passionate classicism,' fusing together discipline and subjective emotion. Four exciting works have been chosen for this album, all of which display his vigorous and exciting orchestral composition style. He attributes his stylistic choices to his three decades living on the farms in northern England, developing a close relationship with the primacy of nature. Conductor Alexander Walker, of no relation to the composer, has performed all over the globe with the world's finest symphonies. For this recording, he conducts the Novaya Rossiya Symphony Orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 5, Russian State TV and Radio Company KULTURA, M (09/02/2015-09/05/2015).



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>Walker, Robin : Great Rock is Dead, funeral march for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Walker
  • Ensemble: Novaya Rossiya Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV and Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (09/02/2015-09/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Walker, Robin : Odysseus on Ogygia, prelude for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Walker
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV and Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (09/02/2015-09/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Walker, Robin : The Stone King, symphonic poem for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Walker
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV and Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (09/02/2015-09/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2005

>Walker, Robin : The Stone Maker, symphonic poem for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Walker
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV and Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (09/02/2015-09/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1995