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Disc No: TOCC 0033
Price: Sek. 81
Name: Sir Donald Tovey
  Symphony in D


Donald Francis Tovey (1875–1940) has long been known as one of the finest writers on music in English – but he saw himself primarily as a composer. His powerful and ambitious Symphony, written in 1913, has its stylistic roots in Brahms and Bruckner, and more distantly in Schumann, but Tovey was also open to contemporary developments: the harmonic procedures occasionally invoke Reger, the adventurous use of orchestral colour suggests Mahler and Nielsen and the scale – it is almost an hour in length – casts the work as a mighty cousin to Elgar’s two symphonies, finished not long before.
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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Tovey, Donald Francis (1875-1940)   The Bride of Dionysus: Prelude   Malmö Opera Orchestra - George Vass, conductor
Tovey, Donald Francis Op. 32 Symphony D major

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