Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4 - ArkivMusic

Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4

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The music of William Wordsworth (1908–88) – a great-great-grandson of the poet’s brother Christopher – lies downstream from that of Vaughan Williams and Sibelius; like that of his contemporary Edmund Rubbra, Wordsworth’s music unfolds spontaneously, as a natural process. This fourth volume of his orchestral works presents four works which are all symphonic studies in essence, each remarkable for its unassertive strength of purpose and its suggestion of a sense of scale beyond its actual dimensions – perhaps in part a reflection of the majesty of the Scottish Highlands where he made his home, and of the quiet resolve of his own character.


Is it recommended? Indeed. The playing of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra is comparable to that on earlier volumes, while John Gibbons directs with his customary ear for detail and care for balance. Hopefully a fifth volume, perhaps including the hitherto unheard Sixth Symphony, will not be long in coming.

-- Arcana.FM

Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 21, 2022

  • Catalog Number: TOCC0618

  • UPC: 5060113446183

  • Label: Toccata Classics

  • Number of Discs: 1