Knussen: Symphonies No 2 & 3, Ophelia Dances,Trumpets / Tilson Thomas, Barry, Hirst, Collins
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.
Catalog Number: NMCD175
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