Bernard Herrmann - Symphony, The Fantasticks | Unicorn Kanchana UKCD2063

Bernard Herrmann - Symphony, The Fantasticks

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Label: Unicorn Kanchana

Cat No: UKCD2063

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 15th July 2016

Contents

Artists

Michael Rippon
Meriel Dickinson
John Amis
Gillian Humphreys
Thames Chamber Choir
National Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Herrmann

Works

Herrmann, Bernard

Symphony no.1
The Fantasticks

Artists

Michael Rippon
Meriel Dickinson
John Amis
Gillian Humphreys
Thames Chamber Choir
National Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Herrmann

About

Herrmannís 1941 Symphony in a 1974 recording conducted by the composer coupled with the song cycle The
Fantasticks
.

The Symphony displays influences of Walton, Vaughan Williams and Stravinsky within a Sibelian framework producing, in effect, a musical self-portrait.

The song cycle, virtually a cantata, sets words by the Elizabethan poet Nicolas Breton and is deeply felt, displaying more of the film composerís personality.

"Herrmann and the National PO bring a greater epic feel to bear (Symphony)...Based on texts by the Elizabethan poet Nicolas Breton, these (The Fantasticks) are five most evocative, consistently imaginative settings, given here with disarming commitment." - Gramophone

"Admirable performances and very good recording (Symphony)......... the soloists are excellent and the orchestral
playing quite lovely. Most rewarding when the sound is so atmospheric (The Fantasticks)."
- Penguin Guide

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