That Elgar clip is beautiful. Thanks for that.
Tubin Sym #9
Pettersen Sym #7
Martinu Sym 4,6
I prefer Tubin's 4th, myself, but he is in general very underperformed. And Martinu is a great composer as well; his string quartets are some of the best.Originally Posted by drth15
Ernest Bloch, Symphony number 1 in C#minor awesome symphony!
There are some recordings other than the Hickox set - Norman Del Mar recorded them for Lyrita in late 1970s and some are available on CD.
Worth checking out his Viola Concerto on Hyperion too.
It is, i trie nominating it in the 150 symphonies but no one else voted
I've not gotten around to posting on the board recently b/c I was on holiday in the U.K. and Iceland, but I do have something to show for it. A popular request was for a write up of Jon Leif's "Saga Symphony", so here it is in all its jagged glory!
Sometimes I've heard it referred to as his "Symphony No. 1" but as far as I can tell, it's his only attempt at the form. Too bad, would have loved to hear some more, but he certainly provided us with enough large-scale works to satisfy those of us who find his strange sounds irresistible.
A rather wonderful symphony that I often find myself listening to is Wilhelm Peterson-Berger's fourth symphony, nicknamed Holmia, which I believe is another name for Stockholm. It's all very pleasant and nice with charming melodies and lovely oboe solos aplenty. It isn't one of his most serious works, but it is very charming.
I have the recording with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michail Jurowski, which also includes some other very charming pieces by Peterson-Berger.
Magnard has been mentioned in passing, I would particularly say his 3rd. And Arriaga hasn't been mentioned at all in this thread.
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Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen.....