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Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 13; The Tinker's Wedding; Comedy Ov.; Violin Concerto; English Suite no 4 / Larraine McAslan, violin

Album Summary

>Brian, Havergal : Tinker's Wedding, comedy overture for orchestra
>Brian, Havergal : Concerto for Violin & orchestra
>Brian, Havergal : Symphony no 13 in C major
>Brian, Havergal : English Suite no 4 'Kindergarten', for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Following up his previous Dutton recording devoted to the music of Havergal Brian, conductor Martyn Brabbins offers a second and remarkably varied program of the composer's music. Lorraine McAslan is the commanding soloist in the composer's Violin Concerto, which is paired with the eloquent Symphony No.13 and a revelatory recording of the English Suite No.4. The program is completed by the tuneful overture The Tinker's Wedding.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Ms McAslan interprets the music admirably. She adds a touch of whimsy, which fits both the music itself and the composer's temperament. Brianites will enjoy both interpretations. Brabbyns has secured his place as a great Brian conductor with his epic reading of the Gothic Symphony on Hyperion (May/June 2010). He appreciates that for all its orchestral splendors, Brian's music is essentially linear.

BBC Music Magazine, May 2013
To be able to get along with Havergal Brian's exasperating talent, you need above-average reserves of patience...Ceaselessly up-for-it RSNO playing and Brabbins's firm direction together make the journey...worth persisting with (just).

Gramophone Magazine, July 2013
[McAslan offers] a beguiling delicacy of touch...Brian's reputation rests on his symphonies and these discs premiere three and restore to the catalogue the shortest of them all, No. 22...Brabbins compels again in one of the toughest and most elusive, No. 13...A score that repays familiarity, Brabbins reveals its lyricism and polyphonic subtlety.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (05/31/2012-06/01/2012).



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Works Details

>Brian, Havergal : Tinker's Wedding, comedy overture for orchestra
  • Conductor: Martin Yates
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (05/31/2012-06/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Brian, Havergal : Concerto for Violin & orchestra
  • Performer: Lorraine McAslan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Martin Yates
  • Notes: RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (05/31/2012-06/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Brian, Havergal : Symphony no 13 in C major
  • Conductor: Martin Yates
  • Notes: RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (05/31/2012-06/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Brian, Havergal : English Suite no 4 'Kindergarten', for orchestra
  • Conductor: Martin Yates
  • Notes: RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (05/31/2012-06/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921