Symphony No. 1. Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra. Presto - Allegro molto - Allegro sempre. Conductor – Peter Maxwell DaviesEnsemble – Fires Of London. Composed By – Peter Maxwell Davies. P) & (C) 2003 UCJ (UK).
Philharmonia Orchestra, The Fires of London, Simon Rattle, Peter Maxwell Davies. Release Date: 18th Jun 2003. Catalogue No: 4737212. Series: British Music Collection. Davies, Peter Maxwell: Symphony No. 54:01. Philharmonia Orchestra.
By Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle. PLAY ALL. Maxwell Davies: Symphony N. ; Points & Dances from "Taverner". Released by Universal Music Group Sep 2015 6 Tracks. By Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle.
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, O. 2 I. Temp. :02. Sir Simon Rattle/CBSO Chorus/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Simon Halsey Britten The Building of the House Overture. :33. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle Webern 6 Pieces, Op. 6 II. Bewegt. Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, O. 3 II.
London Symphony Orchestra concerts at the Barbican Centre in London, at LSO St Luke's on Old Street, and on tour around the world. Thu 19 Jan: Mahler Symphony No 6 Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Sir Simon Rattle’s LSO Discovery concert includes a brand new children’s opera, The Hogboon, by Peter Maxwell Davies and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, performed by young people alongside the LSO. Story-telling is at the heart of this concert. Berlioz uses a gargantuan orchestra to depict his ‘Fantastical Symphony’ portraying a swirling ball, a cackling March to the Scaffold and dreams good and bad. Maxwell Davies bases his new opera on a local monster myth from his home in Orkney
That said, Maxwell Davies's First Symphony is a tough nut to crack. It is long (almost 54 minutes), with a rather rambling slow movement lasting 18:30 and full of a pent-up menace that rarely fully erupts so that the movement never seems to really take flight. In lieu of Scherzo (2nd movement) there is another g-into-a-fast-one, whose form is inspired by the 2nd movement of Sibelius' Fifth Symphony. I greatly prefer the "Points and Dances from Taverner", recorded in 1971 and originally released in 1973 on Argo ZRG712 which also had Fantasia 2 on Taverner's "In Nomine", with the New Philharmonia conducted by Charles Groves (hence the reference to that piece made by the composer in the liner notes reproduced from the original LP).
Album · 2012 · 5 Songs. Symphony No. 1: III. Adagio. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. 4. 1: IV. Presto. 5. Mavis in Las Vegas. 5 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes.