7 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14Works: Robert Simpson: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 8; Symphony no 2; Symphony no 4; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 5; Symphony no 6; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 9; Discussion on the 9th Symphony by Robert Simpson...
Performers: Koos, Joseph; Simpson, Robert [Composer]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Taylor, Matthew
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
‘One of the outstanding recording projects of our time this Hyperion series deserves to stand as a monument while other more superficially glamorous ventures rise...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-04-06Works: Robert Simpson: Symphony no 3; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Performers: Humphreys, Sydney; Keenlyside, Raymond; Major, Margaret; Simpson, Derek; Walton, Bernard
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha;
Ensemble: Aeolian String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra
A powerful and original symphonist, Simpson was born in 1921 and died in 1997. He worked as Senior Producer at the BBC for 28 years...continue...
1 CD / Hyperion / 1994-12-01Works: Robert Simpson: Symphony no 3; Symphony no 5
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"The symphonies are gritty, serious and deeply satisfying works of art. They are magnificently performed with exuberance and commitment by Hadley and the Royal Philharmonic...continue...