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Story Of American Classical Music (The)


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Think ‘American classical music’ and what names spring to mind? Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein? Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa? These composers deserve their worldwide popularity. But from colonial times to our time, America’s concert legacy also contains riches unfamiliar even to sophisticated music lovers. This entertaining, fact-filled Story of American Classical Music celebrates that legacy. An authoritative 130-page booklet investigates the greatest composers familiar and unfamiliar: American Romantics like Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Edward MacDowell, visionary modernists like Charles Ives and John Cage, buoyant spirits like Sousa, Joplin and Ferde Grofé, as well as figures at today’s cutting edge like John Adams, Philip Glass and Michael Torke. Setting their work against America’s tempestuous history, the essay is illustrated by over two hours of selected masterpieces on two CDs.
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Item number 8558164-65
Barcode 636943816424
Release date 6/21/2005
Category Orchestral
Label NAXOS EDUCATIONAL
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Disc: 1
1 Overture to Macbeth 00:10:37 Rowe, Tony Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2 Symphonie romantique, "A Night in the Tropics": Fe 00:06:03 Rosenberg, Richard Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra
3 Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23: IV. Largo 00:07:36 Fagen, Arthur National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland Prutsman, Stephen
4 Piano Quartet in C Major, Op. 23: I. Allegro comod 00:06:42 Barbagallo, James Da Vinci Quartet
5 Angel of Death 00:13:30 Schermerhorn, Kenneth Nashville Symphony Orchestra
6 Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 64: III. South (All 00:06:39 Williams, John McLaughlin Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
7 Piano Concerto in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 45: III. Larg 00:05:21 Feinberg, Alan Schermerhorn, Kenneth Nashville Symphony Orchestra
8 3 Preludes: Prelude No. 2 00:01:00 Lewin, Michael
9 4 American Indian Songs, Op.45: No. 1. From the La 00:02:31 Posnak, Paul Zazofsky, Peter
10 Symphony No. 2: IV. Lento maestoso 00:02:23 Schermerhorn, Kenneth Nashville Symphony Orchestra
11 The Unanswered Question 00:04:37 Sinclair, James Northern Sinfonia
12 Country Band March 00:04:15 Sinclair, James Northern Sinfonia
13 King Cotton 00:02:55 Brion, Keith Royal Artillery Band
14 Maple Leaf Rag 00:03:10 Peskanov, Alexander
Disc: 2
1 Cuban Overture 00:10:40 Judd, James New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
2 Symphony for Five Instruments: III. Presto 00:02:28 Spalding, Daniel Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
3 The Incredible Flutist: Spanish Waltz 00:01:04 Goff, Scott Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
4 Billy the Kid, Suite: Finale 00:03:22 Judd, James New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
5 Kitten on the Keys 00:02:31 Andjaparidze, Eteri
6 New England Triptych: III. Chester 00:03:16 Serebrier, José Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
7 Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24: Orchestral Intr 00:03:40 Gauvin, Karina Alsop, Marin Royal Scottish National Orchestra
8 Totem Ancestor 00:02:03 Berman, Boris
9 West Side Story, Act I: Tonight 00:03:54 Morrison, Betsi Eldred, Mike Schermerhorn, Kenneth Nashville Symphony Orchestra
10 Piano Trio: III. With Swing 00:03:25 Eaken Piano Trio
11 Symphony No. 22, Op. 236, "City of Light": II. Ang 00:03:53 Hovhaness, Alan Seattle Symphony
12 Piano Concerto: Movement I 00:10:52 Wait, Mark Schermerhorn, Kenneth Nashville Symphony Orchestra
13 Violin Concerto (original version): Introduction 00:06:51 Sheppard Skærved, Peter Lyndon-Gee, Christopher Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
14 Violin Concerto: Movement III 00:09:25 Anthony, Adele Yuasa, Takuo Ulster Orchestra
15 Short Ride in a Fast Machine 00:04:05 Alsop, Marin Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
16 Percussion Concerto, "Rapture": III. Metals (excer 00:06:29 Currie, Colin Alsop, Marin Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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