Malcolm Arnold - Grand Concerto Gastronomique for Eater, Waiter, Food and Large Orchestra, Op. 76 (1961)
Malcolm Arnold - Symphony No. 9 in D major, Op. 128 (1986)
Anna Gorbachyova-Ogilvie, soprano (Track 5)
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor
"Certainly this is a performance that all admirers of Arnold’s music should hear. (...) Overall, this is a typically excellent disc from Toccata; first rate music receiving effective performances presented in an informative and valuable package. Even the rather sombre, indeed haunted, image of Arnold that stares bleakly from the booklet cover is well-chosen and apt. Given that it is two decades since we have had a new survey of Arnold’s magnificent symphonies, I hope that this will prove to be just the beginning of a new cycle – a warmly welcomed disc."