Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Masterly tone-painting in these Northern canvases by a veteran British symphonist.
Gramophone, December 2010
Dutton's revival of Arthur Butterworth's extensive output continues in healthy style with this highly approachable collection ... a magnificent specimen of atmospheric tone-painting ... the RSNO turns in an eminently respectable set of performances under the 86-year-old composer's sprightly baton. The extremely vivid engineering pulls no punches and the balance, too, is very well judged ... Admirers of this Manchester-born figure won't require any further encouragement from me.
Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, December 2010
What is so impressive throughout this disc is the composer's absolute mastery of orchestration ... This is a splendid record of some excellent music.
Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review, November 2010
Symphony no.5 op.115 (2001-02)
i. Allegro moderato
iii. Allegro molto
Three Nocturnes: Northern Summer Nights' op.18 (1958)
i. Midsummer Midnight
iii. The eerie, silent forest in the stealthy darkness
The Quiet Tarn op.21 (1960)
The Green Wind op.22 (1960)
Coruscations op.127 (2007)
Gigues op.42 (1969)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Arthur Butterworth (conductor)
World premiere recordings
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