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Patrick Jonathan
« on: July 16, 2010, 10:40:26 PM »
Through the Richard Arnell website I came across extracts from Symphony No 2 by Patrick Jonathan, a contemporary British composer whom Arnell evidently mentored. I contacted him as I really liked the short extracts from the Symphony No 2 on the website and he kindly sent me a CD of the complete work which I really enjoyed. The performance has some rough edges but I thoroughly enjoyed the symphony, which is about 45 minutes in duration. Below is the link with the extracts. It is written in a very approachable tonal idiom:
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