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.

Thomas Wilson - Thomas Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
13/11/2020
Artist
Thomas Wilson
format
CD / Album Digipak
Label / Studio
Linn Records
Duration
54.24

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.

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1) I. Poco Adagio - Allegro Potente ()
2) II. Adagio - Scherzo - Allegro Leggiero ()
3) III. Allegro ()
4) Symphony No. 5 ()

Album
Thomas Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5
Publisher
RSK Entertainment
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Thomas Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 | Thomas Wilson
Catalogue Number
CKD643

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