Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 1

 
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HENRY COTTER NIXON
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 1
Ana Török (violin) / Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Mann

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Release Date: Friday 5 June 2020

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The English composer-conductor Henry Cotter Nixon (1842-1907) has entirely disappeared from music history. But this new series - presenting all his surviving orchestral music in its first-ever recordings - reveals Nixon to have been one of the most accomplished English composers of his generation, with a style that takes in elements of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Verdi and Brahms. Nixon labelled his five-movement Palamon and Arcite a symphonic poem (it is one of the first by a British composer), but it has much in common with the programmatic symphonies of contemporary composers such as Goldmark and Raff.

Tracks:

Concert Overture No. 3, Jacta est Alea (after 1880) (1889)
Romance for Violin and Orchestra (c. 1889; reconstructed 2016 by Paul Mann) - Andante
Palamon and Arcite: Symphonic Poem (1882)

Palamon & Arcite: III. The Dream: Andante