Knussen: Symphonies No 2 & 3, Ophelia Dances,Trumpets / Tilson Thomas, Barry, Hirst, Collins

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This release features two of Oliver Knussen's major works of the 1970s - the Symphony No.2, is a song cycle on texts of Georg Trakl and Sylvia Plath, and the Symphony No. 3, is a symphonic poem inspired by Shakespeare's Ophelia. These major works are coupled with Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17, Ophelia Dances and other works.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: NMCD175

  • UPC: 5023363017527

  • Label: NMC Recordings

  • Composer: Oliver Knussen

  • Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas, Oliver Knussen

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Performer: Christopher van Kampen, David Purser, Dward Pillinger, Elaine Barry, Gareth Hulse, Ian Mitchell, James Holland, Joan Atherton, John Constable, John Orford, Linda Hirst, Marcia Crayford, Michael Collins, Nona Liddell, Paul Archibald, Phillip Eastop, Robin McGee, Roger Chase, Sebastian Bell