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Thomas Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Thomas Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Cover CKD 643
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Classical
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CKD 643
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  • Symphony No. 2: I. Poco Adagio; Allegro potente
    Composer(s) Thomas Wilson
    Artist(s) Rory Macdonald Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2: I. Poco Adagio; Allegro potente

    10:48
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  • Symphony No. 2: II. Adagio; Scherzo; Allegro leggiero
    Composer(s) Thomas Wilson
    Artist(s) Rory Macdonald Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2: II. Adagio; Scherzo; Allegro leggiero

    08:47
    $4.80
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  • Symphony No. 2: III. Allegro
    Composer(s) Thomas Wilson
    Artist(s) Rory Macdonald Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2: III. Allegro

    06:30
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  • Symphony No. 5: Slow - Allegro subito (Scherzando) Slow, calmo - Allegro - Calmo - Lento molto
    Composer(s) Thomas Wilson
    Artist(s) Rory Macdonald Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Symphony No. 5: Slow - Allegro subito (Scherzando) Slow, calmo - Allegro - Calmo - Lento molto

    28:19
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Total running time: 54 minutes.

    Album information

    Wilson’s music was championed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra throughout his life, so it is fitting that the RSNO has recorded a second volume of his symphonies to showcase the strength and inventiveness of his orchestral writing.

    Described by The Herald as Scotland’s leading modern symphonist, composer Thomas Wilson (1927–2001) was central to the renaissance of 20th-century music in Scotland. Wilson’s Second Symphony reveals him to be a mature composer, full of intent and confident in his own style. Premiered in 1965 it is a tautly conceived work, darkly powerful in parts but full of colour and lyricism. The Fifth Symphony was commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for their 25th-anniversary season in 1998 and was to be Wilson’s final work. Inspired by the challenge of writing for smaller symphonic forces, Wilson created a piece full of dramatic energy contrasted with moments of breathtaking tranquillity that stands apart from his other symphonies.

    Rory Macdonald returns to conduct the RSNO following the critical success of their recording of Wilson’s Third and Fourth Symphonies.