Arthur Butterworth "Symphony No.1"

Arthur Eckersley Butterworth's Symphony No. 1, Op. 15 was completed in 1957. Manchester-born Butterworth enjoyed a stint as an orchestral musician, playing the trumpet in both the Scottish National and Halle orchestras. The First of his four symphonies was first heard at the 1957 Cheltenham Festival under Sir John Barbirolli, though the composer traces its origins back to 1947 when he heard a radio broadcast of Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony. Butterworth candidly admits that the latter piece’s magical opening bars are echoed at the outset of his own symphony. WIKIPEDIA

 VIDEO: Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock (Conductor) This is a hard-to-obtain Classico recording by Douglas Bostock and the Munich Symphony Orchestra of Butterworth's Symphony No.1

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