The latest recording of Arthur Arnold, was reviewed by the magazine Classical Music Sentinel!
As far as the Symphony No. 5 is concerned, the central slow movement is the most captivating. It's somewhat mechanical pulse and lugubrious overtones expose facets reminiscent of the younger composer. The members of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and conductor Arthur Arnold well capture this work's darkly resonating core. Just like Shostakovich's 5th, it ends on a deceptively optimistic note.
If you're an enthusiast of Russian music from the Soviet years, don't hesitate to add these hitherto unheard works to your collection. The more I listen to the Harp Concerto, the more I feel the unjustified neglect of a great 20th century composer.
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