MusicaNova CD

Richard Arnell: Symphonies 4 & 5

MusicaNova Orchestra, Warren Cohen, director
Artist's Website

    Symphony No. 4
    1. Andante; Allegro 14:17
    2. Andante con moto 7:03
    3. Allegro vivace 4:25
    Symphony No. 5
    4. Andante con moto 11:44
    5. Andante; molto vivace; andante; presto; lento 15:36
    6. Andante e serioso; vivace 11:43
    Total time - 64:50

"Lest the music be forgotten, it is simply gorgeous....a glorious experience not to be missed."

Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine

"This impressively recorded CD is taken from a performance of the MusicaNova Orchestra. Founded in 2003 by its conductor Warren Cohen the orchestra is based in Arizona. The orchestra's ethos is built upon the performance of new and neglected music of the highest calibre. Certainly the two immensely satisfying works contained within this CD emphatically achieve that desire.

Jeff Perkins, BlogCritics

"...well worth discovering. I would recommend them with enthusiasm..." "...Cohen's warmth and lyricism..."

Hecht, American Record Guide

"This CD is a fine independent project coming out a collaboration between a small California record label and the founder and conductor of the MusicaNova Orchestra of Scottsdale, AZ."

"This CD is a fine independent project..." "Sonics on the recording are excellent, and the MusicaNova Orchestra plays like a highly professional aggregation."

John Sunier, Audiophile Audition, May 2008

"The Con Brio benefits...from a generally warmer sound..."

"Cohen conveys the natural pulse of the music whether in syncopated exertion, benign sanguine reflection or the uproar of conflict (Symphony 4) and celebration (Symphony 5)."

"This is an enterprising orchestra and Warren Cohen is clearly a free spirit." "The MusicNova concert programmes should be an education to the administration and policy people in the world's 'great' orchestras with their tired programme choices and dowdy predictability."

Rob Barnett, MusicWeb-May 2008