17 Dec 2013

LILBURN: Symphony No 2

From Resound, 7:03 pm on 17 December 2013

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Alex Lindsay; in a recording from 24 April 1974.

Symphony No 2 was composed in 1951, and can be seen as a key work in Douglas Lilburn's development: the first two movements show discernible overseas influences, giving way to the more individual voice of the last two movements. In this recording Alex Lindsay conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. It was made just months before Lindsay’s sudden death, and has been digitally re-mastered for the Resound project.