Andrew Downes Symphonies 1 – 4

Composer: Andrew Downes,

Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,

Soloist: Ales Barta, Jan Machat,

Conductor: Ondrej Vrabec,

Label: Artesmon

CD Number: AS 744-2

Born in 1950, Andrew Downes studied in Cambridge, leading to a long career in several positions in Birmingham Conservatoire. Each one of his symphonies is scored for a different combination of instruments. Tremendous playing by the Czech Philharmonic.  The bonus All Region DVD goes backstage at the recording sessions in Prague’s Rudolfinum and meets with Andrew Downes at his home near Birmingham, England.  

Andrew Downes - Symphony No. 1

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Audio CD 1 April 2019
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Number of Discs 3
Comment Born in 1950, Andrew Downes studied in Cambridge, leading to a long career in several positions in Birmingham Conservatoire. Each one of his symphonies is scored for a different combination of instruments. Tremendous playing by the Czech Philharmonic.
Reviews "… I've just started to listen to the recordings, which are fabulous." Tony Palmer, April 2016.
Reviews "There's a Sibelian quality to Downes's work - wide open spaces that both entrance and unnerve." BBC Music Magazine, March 2017.

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