Comment:The Four Symphonies on this disc are inspired by an event, work of literature or, as in Symphony No. 9, Celestial Symphony", that of a score for a film on the life of Christ made in 1906 by Alice Guy. Great playing by the London Philharmonic.
Reviews:"The cinematic nature of these symphonies receives lavish treatment by Angus and the London Philharmonic, who illuminate every detail of these skilfully crafted scores. Harbach's music could hardly be better served." Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone, April 2017.
"If you enjoy contemporary works with tunes, and do not require to be drawn into complex musical arguments, then you should investigate Barbara Harbach's well-crafted music." David Barker, Musicweb International, May 2017.