Parry - Symphony no.4, Movements from ‘Suite moderne’, Proserpine | Chandos CHAN10994

Parry - Symphony no.4, Movements from ‘Suite moderne’, Proserpine

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN10994

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th October 2018

Contents

Artists

Ladies of BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor

Rumon Gamba

Works

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

Proserpine (A Short Ballet)
Suite moderne
» III Romanza
» II Idyll
» IV Rhapsody
Symphony no.4 in E minor

Artists

Ladies of BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor

Rumon Gamba

About

To commemorate the centenary of Parry’s death, Rumon Gamba and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales offer this rare album of major works never recorded before, at the centre of which stands the original version of Symphony no.4.

These works highlight Parry’s skills as an orchestrator to supreme effect, the music full of attractive thematic invention, the scores wonderfully expansive, the canvas more intellectual, the many ideas more bold and passionate. The works prove to be a much severer challenge for the musicians but are here masterfully tackled thanks to both orchestra and conductor’s experience performing forgotten or unpublished British repertoire.

The Suite moderne was written for the Three Choirs Festival. Despite its popularity, the work remained unpublished at Parry’s death and is performed here in a new edition by Jeremy Dibble.

The album is completed by Parry’s one and only ballet score, Proserpine. A triptych in miniature, the colourful score is full of great delicacy.

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