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Alwyn Conducts Alwyn: Symphonies 1 & 4 ()

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composed by William Alwyn

English composer William Alwyn once wrote "I believe with Turgenev that 'it is possible to be original without being eccentric.'" And that is, in a single phrase, the key to Alwyn's music. Best known for his five postwar symphonies, Alwyn's music is tonally and structurally conservative -- the harmonies go no further than Debussy and the forms go no further than Elgar's -- but with those harmonies and within those forms, Alwyn's music is wholly original, intimately personal, and entirely convincing. In these recordings of ...

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Alwyn Conducts Alwyn: Symphonies 1 & 4
2006, Lyrita

UPC: 5020926022721

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