Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 8,9,22 & 24
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra
HTGCD 146 – 5060332662760
Heritage presents the 8th, 9th, 22nd and 24th symphonies in its ongoing series of archival recordings of Havergal Brian, under the baton of Myer Fredman. The audio has been taken from the original BBC master tapes which have been sensitively re-mastered. Fredman had a particular affinity with the music of Havergal Brian and these performances from the 1970s provide ample evidence. The recording of the ninth symphony is the only recording currently available in the catalogue. Erudite and informative notes are provided by Brian authority, John Pickard.