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Jones, Symphonies Nos. 4, 7 & 8

SRCD329
£14.99

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This Lyrita reissue has so much sheer sonic quality that it’s a must-have for anyone who loves glorious orchestral sound and wants to explore the richness of post-war music in the UK and Ireland. Jones was a genius of orchestration and the Fourth Symphony of 1954 (in memory of Dylan Thomas) is a truly wonderful three-movement symphony of just over half an hour. In the hands of Sir Charles Groves with the RPO in 1972 this is Jones at his finest.

Jones, Symphonies Nos. 4, 7 & 8

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This Lyrita release is recommended for the Fourth Symphony in a perfect performance with legendary ADD sound originally from EMI engineers. However to understand what Daniel Jones was about we must have all the evidence, not least because his music sounds gorgeous. I and others might want more "importance" from music but when ears are kissed by these sounds we can suspend intellect and just enjoy. Anyone, especially young people wanting to understand what an orchestra can do really should hear Jones. Stephen Hall, Musicweb-international.com

"Daniel Jones was prolific, an expert with the orchestra and with timbres of instruments. There were few who could match him but maybe he wrote too much instead of consolidating particular works to a level simply better than the state in which he left them. And yet...this Lyrita reissue has so much sheer sonic quality that it's a must-have for anyone who loves glorious orchestral sound. Jones was a genius of orchestration and the Fourth Symphony of 1954 is a truly wonderful three-movement symphony ... in a perfect performance with legendary ADD sound. I and others might want more "importance" from music but when ears are kissed by these sounds we can suspend intellect and just enjoy." Stephen Hall, musicweb-international.com *** PENGUIN GUIDE 2010