Hugh Wood: Symphony, Scenes from Comus

Hugh Wood: Symphony, Scenes from Comus

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Release Date: 4 January 2001

Hugh Wood's Symphony is his most ambitious work to date: its four movements refer to musical sources as diverse as Mozart, Wagner and Janacek while never detracting from its coherence and power.  It is coupled with Wood's dramatic setting of Milton's masque Comus, the story of a wanderer lost in an enchanted wood.

Geraldine McGreevy soprano
Daniel Norman tenor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conductor



'One of the outstanding British symphonies of the last century.'  BBC Music Magazine


Recording date: 21-23 September 1999
Recording venue: BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London

Tryggvi Tryggvason, Andrew Hallifax Engineers
Colin Matthews Producer
Marian Tryggvason Editing & mastering

(P) & (c) 2001 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D070
Release Date: 4 January 2001