Jascha Horenstein

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Jascha Horenstein

Catalogue No:

BBCL42492

Series:

Conductors

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd Feb 2009

Barcode:

0684911424928

Length:

74 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Jascha Horenstein


Nielsen:

Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 (FS60) 'Sinfonia espansiva'

Recorded: The Town Hall, Manchester, 30 October 1970

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82

Recorded: Sheffield, 31 October 1970


Alexandra Browning (soprano) & Colin Wheatley (baritone)

BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, Jascha Horenstein

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Jascha Horenstein had a very extensive discography but he never recorded these two Scandinavian symphonies which makes them rare and important additions for all collectors.

Between 1969 and 1972 Horenstein performed, recorded and broadcast Nielsen’s 3rd, 5th and 6th Symphonies, the tone poem ‘Saga-Drom’, the Clarinet Concerto (with Gervase de Peyer), and the opera ‘Saul & David’ as well as appearing prominently in the Robert Simpson/Barrie Gavin BBC Documentary ‘Espansiva’ in 1970. This performance of Nielsen’s Symphony No.3 ‘Sinfonia Espansiva’ was a concert given in Manchester’s Town Hall as part of a midday prom.

BBC Legends already has a very well reviewed recording released of Horenstein conducting Nielsen’s Symphony No.5 (BBCL41912).

The live performance and broadcast of Sibelius’ Symphony No.5 appears to be the ONLY occasion that Horenstein conducted it, according to his long time colleague, Joel Lazar. This makes it’s inclusion on this CD exceptionally important. Horenstein conducted Sibelius Symphony No.2 quite frequently, along with the Violin Concerto.

As a bonus, Robert Simpson, the composer and friend of the conductor, gives a moving tribute following Horenstein’s death in 1973.

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60, "Sinfonia espansiva"

I. Allegro espansivo

II. Andante pastorale

III. Allegretto un poco

IV. Finale: Allegro

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82

I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato

II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto

III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai

Robert Simpson talks about Jascha Horenstein, who died on 27 April 1973

Robert Simpson talks about Jascha Horenstein, who died on 27 April 1973

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