Robert Simpson: Symphony No.3

Robert Simpson: Symphony No.3

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Release Date: 1 April 2006

A powerful and original symphonist, Robert Simpson (1921-1997) gave new life to the form at a time when the avant garde was enthusiastically declaring its death. His Symphony No 3 is dedicated to his friend and fellow composer Havergal Brian. It is a work of dramatic contrasts and irrepressible energy; Robert Simpson described the second of its two movements as 'a huge composed accelerando'. The London Symphony Orchestra is heard here under legendary Russian conductor Jascha Horenstein.

London Symphony Orchestra 
Jascha Horenstein conductor 

Bernard Walton clarinet 
The Aeolian String Quartet 
Sydney Humphreys and Raymond Keenlyside, violins 
Margaret Major, viola 
Derek Simpson, cello 

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RECORDING CREDITS 

Symphony No.3 was recorded at Barking Assembly Hall, London on 5th June 1970.

BOB AUGER Recording Engineer 
ROBERT SIMPSON and ANTHONY HODGSON Recording Producers

The Clarinet Quintet was recorded at Christ Church, Chelsea, London on 5th August 1970. 

BOB AUGER Recording Engineer 
ROBERT SIMPSON Recording Producer 

BEN TURNER Remastering for Finesplice 
COLIN MATTHEWS Executive Producer 

 

Release Date: 1 April 2006
Cat No. NMC D109