Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No. 2

Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.1, Op.22(1949)
Symphony No. 2, Op. 40

I: Allegretto 06:28
II: Vivace 04:27
III: Lento 09:55
IV: Allegro con brio 06:20

... opening theme, loudly proclaimed... ... a melancholy bassoon theme, accompanied by the sustained notes of the violins.... ends with a final Allegro con brio... leading to a dance-like melody for woodwind.... The stark secondary theme returns, in substance, before the last appearance of the dance and a majestic coda. (From the sleeve notes by Piers Burton-Page).

Malcolm Arnold, the ground breaking British composer.
Malcolm Arnold, the ground breaking British composer.