The Malcolm Arnold Edition

The Malcolm Arnold Edition
Decca has announced the release of The Malcolm Arnold Edition, the largest ever recorded collection of the composer’s music, featuring sixty-one works in three volumes and comprising a total of thirteen discs.

The collection takes in Arnold’s nine symphonies (making it the third complete cycle now available on disc), seventeen concertos and other orchestral, brass and piano works in performances by many of the leading exponents of the composer’s music.

At the core of the Edition are the forty-four Arnold works recorded by Conifer Classics in the 1980’s and ‘90s. Other notable performances include Decca’s premiere recording of the English Dances under Adrian Boult, not to mention the rare 1947 recording of the overture Beckus the Dandipratt, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eduard van Beinum featuring Arnold as Principal Trumpet.

The collection has already been awarded Disc of the Month by Classic FM magazine in its November issue. Awarding all three volumes five stars out of five, reviewer Jeremy Nicholas writes “hats off to Decca for returning these discs to the catalogue and presenting them with such aplomb”.

Full details of The Malcolm Arnold Edition are available at the Malcolm Arnold website.

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