Dyson: Symphony In G / Hickox, City Of London Sinfonia
In June 1939, a few months before the outbreak of World War II, Dyson conducted a performance of his Symphony in G at Cantebury Cathedral. A critic remarked on the unforgettable impression which the work made on him: 'of something strong, purposeful and high, of which the austerities and richeness, the firm lines and jewelled colours, were so much in harmony with the character of the Cathedral it was as if one could hear the great building...It was, too, an experience of England...' Within a few years, the music of George Dyson - traditional and optimistic - was seen as out of touch and totally neglected. It was the rediscovery of Dyson's music by the late Christopher Palmer in the early 1980s which led to Chandos' fine series of recordings, through which this music has gradually been restored to circulation. Richard Hickox, renowned exponent of British music, conducts on these award-winning recordings.
Catalog Number: CHAN 10308 X
Composer: George Dyson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra