Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 - National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Andrew Penny (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 5, Op. 74
  2. Symphony No. 6, Op. 95
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Many consider Arnold's 1960 Fifth Symphony his greatest work. The Tempestuoso first movement exudes a dark character whose mood swings and angry outbursts often puzzle the listener. Its imaginative orchestration hints at the work of composers as diverse as Stravinsky, David Diamond, and Shostakovich, and its mostly anxious music comes across as deep and enigmatic, often yielding new facets on each listening. The second movement (Andante con moto) features a lovely, absolutely Mahlerian theme that imparts a sense of ...

Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 2001, Naxos

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