Monday, 22 April 2013

"A study in polyphony"

- the description Michael Tippett gave to his Concerto for Double String Orchestra written in 1938-39.
This is an early-ish (1952) recording of Walter Goehr conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.

It's one of the first pieces of music I heard as a child, my father having this same recording in his collection; by the time I remember hearing the records, their format was already obsolete, being 78s  and having to be played with a special needle. Things have moved on just a little...

The three movements are  allegro con brio, adagio cantabile and allegro molto

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