Douglas Lilburn – The Three Symphonies – free online New Zealand music

Douglas Lilburn – The Three Symphonies features James Judd conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Douglas Lilburn (1915-2001) is considered ‘the father of New Zealand music’. Lilburn’s three symphonies represent the heart of his creativity. The first and second symphonies written in the 1940s and early 50s clearly bear the resolve, energy and determination of the young Lilburn – the composer’s response to the elevating power of landscape whilst the third is an admission that the natural world is beautiful, restorative and necessary, yet also vulnerable and transient.

We also have a webpage on Lilburn’s famouse collaboration with Allen Curnow Landfall in unknown seas.

This album (and over 52,000 more) is available online for free from anywhere with your library card number and PIN.

For New Zealand Music Month we are featuring a daily dose of free online New Zealand music from Naxos Music Library and the Source.

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