The Symphony No. 5, Op. 74 by Malcolm Arnold was finished in 1961. It is in four movements:
I. Tempestuoso II. Andante con moto – Adagio III. Con fuoco IV. Risoluto – Lento
The work was commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival Society. The composer conducted the first performance with the Hallé Orchestra on 3 July 1961 at the Cheltenham Music Festival in Cheltenham Town Hall.
The Symphony is a remembrance of four of Arnold's friends who died too young:
Performances & Interviews
- Arnold: Symphony No. 5https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01znfq5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01znfq5.jpg2014-05-23T13:20:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into the dark and complex world of Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01znfqt
Arnold: Symphony No. 5Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into the dark and complex world of Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony.