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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #340 on: April 19, 2018, 05:42:34 PM »
The Fifth and Ninth Symphonies (especially the elegiac final movement).
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« Reply #341 on: April 19, 2018, 05:57:55 PM »
FYI I am currently listening to the following set:



I have completed listening to all of the symphonies.  That is why I recommended them.

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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #342 on: April 19, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »
FYI I am currently listening to the following set:



I have completed listening to all of the symphonies.  That is why I recommended them.

The concertos are even better.

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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #343 on: April 19, 2018, 09:25:46 PM »
So what are everyone's favorite Arnold compositions outside of the symphonies? I must confess I'm pretty unfamiliar with the rest of his output, but I've started listening to his orchestral dances which are absolutely delightful.
The Symphony for Strings is sometimes excluded from surveys of the symphonies but is pretty good. Also the Concerto for 28 Players, Concerto for viola & chamber orchestra, Fantasy on a theme of John Field, and both string quartets.

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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #344 on: April 20, 2018, 12:00:54 AM »
The uneven numbered symphonies are the best + No.6
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #345 on: April 20, 2018, 01:55:45 PM »
As far as more dramatic works I am currently through disc seven of the Arnold set I acquired.

There are two works on that CD that are new to me: Philharmonic Concerto and the Symphony for Strings.  To my highly subjective and biased ears these are awesome.
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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #346 on: April 26, 2018, 12:09:49 AM »
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