Symphony No. 2 : Aotearoa Overture : Diversions for Strings

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Title: Symphony No. 2 : Aotearoa Overture : Diversions for Strings
Otros títulos: Sinfonía No. 2 : Obertura Aotearoa : Divertimentos para Cuerdas
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Douglas Lilburn; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Ashley Heenan; John Hopkins; NZBC Schola Musicum
Código CDU: Lil.01
Forma Musical: Symphonies, Overtures, String Orchestra Music
Abstract: Douglas Lilburn has for decades been considered to be New Zealand's premier composer. He studied at the University of Canterbury and at the Royal College of Music with Vaughan Williams. He taught for many years at the Victoria University at Wellington. In addition to a large body of instrumental works, he has also composed in the field of electronic music, an important work here being The Return, a sound image setting of a poem by Alistair Campbell. His Aotearoa Overture is one of his most popular works. The word means "Land of the Long White Cloud" and was what New Zealanders called their country before the Dutch arrived and renamed it. A brief work of elegantly overlaid sustained chords, restrained and touching. The Third Symphony of 1961 is a remarkable work for its refined style and intelligent working of limited materials; in one movement made up of five interrelated sections, Lilburn's post-Romanticism winds through many groups of variations and ends quite unexpectedly in a ...


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1. Symphony No. 2 in C - Prelude (Moderato).mp3 9:30 13.03Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. Symphony No. 2 in C - Scherzo (Allegro).mp3 5:33 7.607Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Symphony No. ... roduction (Poco lento).mp3 5:14 7.180Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Symphony No. 2 in C - Finale (Allegro).mp3 9:02 12.39Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Aotearoa Overture.wav 7:57 80.18Mb WAV audio wav
6. Diversions for String Orchestra.wav 14:49 149.6Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony No. 2 in C - Completo.wav 29:11 294.6Mb WAV audio wav

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