Symphony No. 5 (Arnold)

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The Symphony No. 5, Op. 74 by Malcolm Arnold was finished in 1961. It is in four movements:

  • Tempestuoso
  • Andante con moto - Adagio
  • Con fuoco
  • 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:

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