1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-11-14Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 ("A Pastoral Symphony"); Symphony no 3
Performers: Chadwell, Tracey
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra
Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971) is perhaps the only notable composer who started a career as a dentist. Tiring of teeth, he turned to music but didn't...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-02-22Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 ("A Pastoral Symphony"); Symphony no 3
Performers: Ellet, Charlotte
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
By the time his eagerly awaited 'First Symphony' appeared in 1950, Alan Rawsthorne had already established a singular compositional voice. The 'First Symphony' is an...continue...