David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006)
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Classical | Label: Explore Records (EXP0014)
Inspiration, a word much loved by Romantic novelists writing about composers, would be regarded with some scepticism by the composers themselves. When we say a work is inspired it is a verdict on the music, not a description of the state of mind of the composer; thus the image of Handel composing his Messiah in a mystical frenzy is spoiled by reality — which has him foraging among the manuscripts of Italian love-duets written the previous year for music that could easily be converted into choruses. it is preferable to use the word “stimulus". Debussy’s imagination was stimulated by the sea to write La Mer, Beethoven was stimulated by the concepts of Brotherhood of Man and of Joy to write the Ninth Symphony. Bach was stimulated by the idea of writing pieces in the 24 available major and minor keys, so much so that he did it twice over in the 48 Preludes and Fugues.