Maxwell Davies & Panufnik: Tenth Symphonies [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0767
    UPC 822231176725

    Producer James Mallinson
    Classic Sound Ltd engineering, editing, mixing & mastering

    Recorded live in DSD at the Barbican
    Maxwell Davies Symphony No 10 recorded February 2014.
    Panufnik Symphony No 10 recorded October 2014

    Release date: 28th August 2015
    Total duration: 57 minutes 52 seconds

  • The Sunday Times’ Albums of the Year

    Sinfini’s Album of the Week
    ‘The London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus put body and soul into these performances, conducted with tremendous verve and conviction by Antonio Pappano… Both warrant serious attention.’

    ***** ‘The performances here sound extremely well. There’s no question that Pappano has the necessary conviction to conduct both of the symphonies which are appealingly played by the London Symphony Orchestra.’
    Pizzicato

    Performance: **** Recording: **** ‘The interplay between Mark Butter’s singing of Borromini’s own words and quiet choral interjections is beautifully judged here [Maxwell Davies’ No. 10], and is matched by superlative orchestral playing throughout.’
    BBC Music Magazine

    **** ‘[Maxwell Davies’] subsequent recovery, much like the work itself, is especially welcome, especially in as persuasive a performance as the premiere under Pappano’s energising baton.’
    Classical Music Magazine

    **** ‘A highly charged fervour animates the symphony’s discourse on creativity in this live recording of the premiere.’
    Financial Times

    ‘This recording of the [Maxwell Davies’ No. 10] premiere is notable for the degree to which all involved – especially the galvanising conductor Antonio Pappano and the properly operatic soloist Markus Butter – manage to convey so much of the music’s dramatic sweep as well as its symphonic substance.’
    Gramophone

    ‘It’s a big, deeply reflective statement... Pappano, the baritone Markus Butter and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform it brilliantly.’
    Sunday Times

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Sir Antonio Pappano, London Symphony Orchestra


LSO Live presents the world premiere recording of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies architectural Tenth Symphony, alongside Sir Andrzej Panufnik’s Symphony No 10. This release showcases two of the twentieth century’s most iconic symphonic composers, paired together here by their tenth symphonies.


Composers   Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Andrzej Panufnik
Conductor   Sir Antonio Pappano
Performers   London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Soloist   Markus Butter

Track list
1. Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10, 'Alla ricerca di Borromini': I. Adagio
2. Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10, 'Alla ricerca di Borromini': II. Allegro
3. Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10, 'Alla ricerca di Borromini': III. Presto
4. Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10, 'Alla ricerca di Borromini': IV. Adagio
5. Panufnik: Symphony No 10

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