CDLX 7330 Havergal Brian
|Brian, Havergal||Symphony No. 2 |
|Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Martyn Brabbins |
Mark Hindley, organ
Lynda Cochrane, piano 1
Judith Keaney, piano 2
Havergal Brian’s Second Symphony (1930-31) is music on an epic scale. Partly inspired by Goethe’s play Götz von Berlichingen and scored for a huge orchestra that includes two pianos, three timpanists and an astonishing sixteen horns, the score contains some of Brian’s richest and most immediately appealing music. This revelatory performance by Brian stalwarts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor Martyn Brabbins is the first commercial recording to feature the full instrumental forces, as envisaged by the composer.