Cliffe, Frederic: Symphony No. 1; Cloud & Sunshine

        Frederic Cliffe

Classics Today
MusicWeb Int.
1055EAN: 7393338105527                     Performer:
        Malmö Operaorkester
        Christopher Fifield

        Back cover

CDS 1055-2 Frederic Cliffe (1857-1931): Symphony No. 1 in C minor; Cloud & Sunshine. Malmö Opera Orchestra conducted by Christopher Fifield

First English romantic on the Sterling label. Cliffe, who wrote very few works, was an intensely Bruckner-inspired composer with the same fondness of beautifully crafted theme work. The third movement is truly heaven. Cloud and Sunshine is also a quite interesting work - the beginning really sounds as if it could be played by an organ!

"The opening two-note motif that forms the symphony's rhythmic underpinning recalls Beethoven's Fifth; the jocular scherzo brims with Mendelssohnian exuberance, and the slow Ballade resounds with Wagnerian overtones. Grand Brucknerian brass chorales make startling appearances in the outer movements--really, something for everyone." -

    Frederic Cliffe (1857-1931)

  • Symphony No.1 C minor Op.1
    - Allegro non troppo
    - Schezo allegro

    - Ballade Andante con esperssione

    - Finale. Allegro vivace

  • Orchestral picture: Cloud and Sunshine

toccata Köp den av Toccata Music Shop

© 2007 Sterling, Stockholm, Sweden