Catalog
Year
Duration
Composers & Titles Comments
Naxos American Classics
I'm impressed by Naxos in general, and especially by the American Classics series. The comments below are reminders to myself of how I reacted to the recordings. If someone else reads them, that's fine too.
8.559147

1. American Salute, An - Spirit of the Nation

8.559260

2. Druckman: String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3

8.559287

3. Welcher: Haleakala, Prairie Light, Clarinet Concerto

8.559001
10/13/1998
68:41
4. Muczynski: Complete Works for Flute
Robert Muczynski  Quintet for Winds · Duos for Flutes · Moments for Flute and Piano · Fragments for Woodwind Trio · Three Pleludes for Unaccompanied Flute · Movements for Wind Quintet · Duos for Flute and Clarinet · Sonata for Flute and Piano
Alexandra Hawley and Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutes · Robert Muczynski, piano · Stanford Woodwind Quintet
Accesible chamber music for winds (especially flute) and piano. The Duos for Flutes and the Duos for Flute and Clarinet are the same music. The Andante sostenuto is particulary haunting and memorable.
8.559002
10/13/1998
61:42
5. Lees: Symphony No. 4 "Memorial Candles"
Benjamin Lees  Symphony No. 4 "Memorial Candles
Kimball Wheeler, mezzo soprano · James Buswell, violin · National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
Massive and serious music expressing grief over the Holocaust. The scale is that of a Mahler symphony; the musical language is reminiscent of Shostakovich.
8.559003
10/13/1998
60:49
6. Piston: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
Walter Piston  Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra · Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra · Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra
James Buswell, violin · National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
Virtuosic and athletic violin solos; excellent craftsmanship throughout, especially the orchestration. The first concerto is also emotionally engaging, the fantasy and second concerto somewhat less so.
8.559008
10/13/1998
60:42
7. Sousa: On Stage
John Philip Sousa  The Bride Elect (Selections) · El Capitan (Selections) · Our Flirtations (Selections)
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra · Keith Brion
Surprisingly dull. Sousa wrote orchestrations for pirated American performances of early Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and much of this music sounds like a pastiche of early Sullivan mixed with Offenbach. The march from El Capitan is the most memorable piece on the album. The performances are excellent and program notes are very interesting.
8.559009
10/13/1998
75:58
8. Foote: Chamber Music Vol. 1
Arthur Foote  Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 38 · String Quartet No. 2 in E major, op. 32 · String Quartet No. 3 in D major, op. 70
Da Vinci Quartet · James Barbagallo, piano
Romantic chamber music very much in the style of Brahms and Dvorak. The first movement of Foote's second quartet bears such a strong resemblance to the first movement of Tchaikovsky's first quartet, I suspect they are based on a common folk song.
8.559010
10/13/1998
63:49
9. MacDowell: Piano Music Vol. 1
Edward MacDowell  Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 · Sea Pieces, Op. 55 · Fireside Tales, Op. 61 · New England Idyls, Op. 62
James Barbagallo, piano
Piano miniatures that evoke a mood or place. To a Wild Rose is the most famous. None are as long as four minutes. It's best to take them in small doses, or they can start to sound the same.
8.559011
10/13/1998
59:59
10. MacDowell: Piano Music Vol. 2
Edward MacDowell  First Modern Suite, Op. 10 · Amourette, Op. 1 · In Lilting Rhythm, Op. 2 · Six Idyls after Goethe, Op. 28 · Sonata No. 3 "Norse", Op. 57
James Barbagallo, piano
More of the same. The movements of the Modern Suite are somewhat more abstract, including a fugue, and the movements of the Sonata are somewhat more extended.
8.559012
10/13/1998
75:08
11. Scarmolin: Orchestral Works
Anthony Louis Scarmolin  Dance from "The Caliph" · Three Miniatures · Three Preludes · The Sunlit Pool · Invocation · Variations on a Folk Song for String Orchestra · Arioso for String Orchestra · Concert Piece for Trumpet and Strings · Prelude
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra · Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra · Joel Eric Suben
Scarmolin spent the largest part of his career teaching high school band and orchestra, yet he was also a prolific composer. None of this music is spectacular, but the later works (Sunlit Pool, Invocation, Variations, Arioso & Prelude) are all attractive and contain enough interesting ideas to be worth hearing. The performance of the Invocation is a bit plodding.
8.559016
01/01/1999
62:29
12. Confrey: Piano Music
Zez Confrey  Kitten on the Keys · Dizzy Fingers · African Suite · Jay Walk · Sparkling Waters · Wise Cracker Suite · Amazonia · Blue Tornado · Three Little Oddities · Coaxing the Piano · Stumbling (Paraphrase) · Moods of a New Yorker · Rhythm Venture · Fourth Dimension
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
The titles give it away that this music is silly, witty, jazzy fun. It's also dazzlingly difficult, and very well played. I fell in love with this album on first hearing.
8.559023
01/01/1999
66:45
13. Griffes: Complete Piano Works, Volume 1
Charles Tomlinson Griffes  Sonata · Three Tone-Poems, Op. 5 · De Profundis · Roman Sketches, Op. 7 · A Winter Landscape · Rhapsody in B minor · Barcarolle from Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" (Transcription) · Legend in F-sharp minor · Prelude in B minor
Michael Lewin, piano
These pieces are never unpleasant to the ear, yet they are full of challenges. They are often dissonant, extremely chromatic, even based on invented scales, but never fail in melody and harmonic progression. It's surprising that a composer whose creative life was so short created music in such wildly different styles. The Three Tone-Poems and the Roman Sketches are impressionist while the Rhapsody and A Winter Landscape are not far from the picturesque Romantic style of MacDowell. The Sonata is very exciting, gripping music. The opening flourish is instantly memorable.
8.559025
01/01/1999
56:50
14. Herbert: Babes in Toyland • The Red Mill
Victor Herbert  Babes in Toyland (Selections) · The Red Mill (Selections)
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra · Keith Brion
One nice thing about Naxos programming in general is that I can often satisfy a desire to hear a popular chestnut like the March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland, in an appropriate arrangement (original version?) without getting a lot of cheezy stuff I won't like, and surrounded by less famous works that help put the chestnut in context. In this case the March of the Toys is presented along with other dance and incidental music from the "extravaganza" Babes in Toyland. The Toymaker & Workshop is a wild hoot, and all of it is charming. Also included are orchestral medleys of song melodies from Babes in Toyland and The Red Mill.
8.559028
01/01/1999
70:29
15. Sowerby: Works for Organ and Orchestra
Leo Sowerby  Classic Concerto · Medieval Poem · Pageant · Festival Musick
David Craighead, David Mulbury, organ · The Fairfield Orchestra · John Welsh
Accessible, conservative music for organ with orchestra. There's enough dissonance to be spicy but not ugly. Medieval Poem uses the orchestra and organ as equal partners, and the orchestral writing is very effective. The Classic Concerto is accompanied by a string orchestra, the Festival Music by a brass ensemble. Pageant is for organ alone. The program notes are well below the usual Naxos standard: the conductor's biography is printed twice; five paragraphs on the history of the St. Bartholomew's organ, but no indication which of the credited organists plays it in the Festival Musick.
8.559013
02/04/1999
62:12
16. Sousa: "At the Symphony"
John Philip Sousa  Overture to The Irish Dragoon · March: Bullets and Bayonets · Rêverie: Nymphalin · March: Jack Tar from Chris and the Wonderful Lamp · Sacred Selection: Songs from Grace and Songs from Glory · March: The Power and Glory · Dwellers of the Western World · March: The Invincible Eagle · Humoresque on Gershwin's "Swanee" · Semper Fidelis · Humoresque on Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining" · March: The Daughters of Texas · March: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra · Kenneth Brion
This is a much more attractive selection of Sousa, not the least because it contains a greater portion of marches. Stars and Stripes Forever and Semper Fidelis are classics, and I enjoy hearing them in the context of a program prepared by someone taking Sousa's music seriously (even if I'm not yet decided), rather than as part of a super-pops-spectacular program. The other marches, while not as brilliant, follow the template, and it's a very satisfying template. The two humoresques are actually pretty funny. The klangfarbenmelodie at the end of the Kern Humoresque is just plain cool.
8.559014
02/05/1999
59:59
17. Foote: Chamber Music Vol. 2
Arthur Foote  Piano Quartet in C major, Op. 23 · Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet · String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4
Da Vinci Quartet · James Barbagallo, piano · Jeani Muhonen Foster, flute
More romantic chamber music in the manner of Schumann and Brahms. This is not a complaint, just an observation that Foote writes chamber music in this style with no particularly American elements. The pieces on both albums are excellent, and if I could find the music I'd love to play it. The Nocturne for flute and strings is particularly lovely, and breaks away from the style of Brahms, finding a more distinctive voice. The Scherzo is an arrangement of the scherzo from the Second Quartet.
8.559015
02/05/1999
72:16
18. Barber: Complete Published Solo Piano Music
Samuel Barber  Sonata for Piano, Op. 26 · Excursions, Op. 20 · Nocturne, Op. 33 · Three Sketches · Interlude I ("For Jeanne") · Ballade, Op. 46 · Souvenirs, Op. 28
Daniel Pollack, piano
This album contains all of Barber's published piano music. The Piano Sonata is thickly textured and sounds terribly difficult. It is challenging to the ear, but a few listenings will reveal the underlying lyricism and intense emotion. The Exursions are inspired by various styles of American popular music: boogie woogie, blues, cowboy ballad, and fiddle tune. The Nocturne and the Ballade are immediately attractive, wistful, moody and mysterious. Souvenirs is a funny set of warped quasi-salon music. The Three Sketches are juvenalia, and the Interlude is from Barber's time at Curtis.
8.559018
02/05/1999
66:35
19. Strong: Symphony No. 2 "Sintram"
George Templeton Strong  Symphony No. 2 in G minor, op. 50 "Sintram" · Chorale on a Theme of Leo Hassler
Moscow Symphony Orchestra · Adriano
The symphony is a large-scale Romantic program-symphony, dealing with "The Struggle of Mankind Against the Powers of Evil." I could list the late 19th Century composers whose influence is detectable in Strong's music; suffice it to say Strong does not have a uniquely distinctive sound, yet there is no one composer of whom he is an obvious immitator. The symphony bears up well to repeated listening, for the excellent orchestration, vivid musical story-telling, and recurrence of earlier themes in the finale. The bass clarinet is prominently featured. The upper strings are a bit ragged in the first movement, otherwise the performance is fine. The Chorale on a Theme of Leo Hassler for string orchestra is intensely beautiful and emotional. Directors of community or school orchestras, take note: it doesn't sound technically difficult, and could be very rewarding to play.
8.559007
05/01/1999
67:45
20. Grofé: Orchestral Works
Ferde Grofé  Mississippi Suite · Grand Canyon Suite · Niagara Falls Suite
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra · William T. Stromberg
The Grand Canyon Suite is a masterpiece. The melodies are emotionally evocative, and the orchestral colors are magnificent. Note: the piccolo bird calls in the 1st movement; the burro cries, the burro clip-clops, the burro melody and the cowboy song in counterpoint, and the extended celesta solo in the 3rd movement; the violin evocation of howling wind in the 5th movement. The other works are also fun and entertaining.
8.559032
05/01/1999
68:36
21. MacDowell: Complete Songs
Edward MacDowell  Menie · My Jean · Bitte · Geistliches Wiegenlied · Idylle · Tyrant Love · Fair Springtide · To the Golden Rod · Sweet Blue-eyed Maid · Sweetheart, Tell Me · Thy Beaming Eyes · For Sweet Love's Sake · O, Lovely Rose · I Ask But This · Mein Liebchen · Du liebst mich nicht · Oben, wo die Sterne glühen · Nachtlied · Das Rosenband · From an Old Garden · The Robin Sings in the Apple Tree · Midsummer Lullaby · Folksong · Confidence · The West Wind croons in the Cedar Trees · In the Woods · The Sea · Through the Meadow · Deserted · Slumber Song · Long Ago, Sweetheart Mine · The Swan Bent Low to the Lily · A Maid Sings Light · As the Gloaming Shadows Creep · Constancy · Sunrise · Merry Maiden Spring
Steven Tharp, tenor · James Barbagallo, piano
The texts are in English and German. After a few listenings, the melodies become pleasantly familiar, if not quite hummable. The piano parts sometimes have the characteristics of MacDowell's piano miniatures. The vocal lines frequently have surprising and delightful chromatic motion, and there are several harmonic surprise moments. I find "Fair Springtide," with text by the composer, to be particularly striking. The songs in English often have a Scottish flavor.
8.559004
06/15/1999
53:27
22. Bennett: Abraham Lincoln • Sights and Sounds
Robert Russell Bennett  Abraham Lincoln: A Likeness in Symphony Form · Sights and Sounds (An Orchestral Entertainment)
Moscow Symphony Orchestra · William T. Stromberg
These are not pops pieces. Both works consist of rather abstract series of moods conveyed through inventive orchestrations. Tone color and mood are emphasized over melodic development, appropriate enough for works by Broadway's most famous orchestrator.
8.559019
06/15/1999
64:56
23. MacDowell: Piano Music Vol. 3
Edward MacDowell  Sonata No. 4 "Keltic", Op. 59 · Forgotten Fairy Tales, Op. 4 · Six Poems after Heine, Op. 31 · Twelve Virtuoso Studies, Op. 46
James Barbagallo, piano
More attractive Romantic piano miniatures organized into suites with picturesque movement titles. They are pleasant and forgettable. MacDowell's best stuff is on Volume 1.
8.559020
07/01/1999
73:51
24. Siegmeister: Piano Music Vol. 1
Elie Siegmeister  American Sonata · On This Ground · Piano Sonata No. 4 (Prelude, Blues and Toccata) · Theme and Variations No. 2 · Piano Sonata No. 5
Kenneth Boulton, piano
The American Sonata is immediately attractive. The first movement is jaunty and instantly grabbed my attention with a fun, energetic theme. The second movement has a memorable and melancholy theme. All three movements end very gently. The fourth and fifth sonatas are also listenable, but contain more abstract elements. The fugue is comprehensible to the ear, but didn't grab me. On This Ground is the strangest work on the album. The last movement, inspired by ragtime, is fun, but the other movements made no impression on me even after repeated listenings.
8.559030
07/01/1999
55:27
25. MacDowell: Piano Music Vol. 4
Edward MacDowell  Étude de Concert · Second Modern Suite · Serenata · Two Fantasy Pieces · Twelve Études
James Barbagallo, piano
The Twelve Études are in the spirit of the Woodland Sketches, a collection of short pieces evoking images. The Étude de Concert is a virtuoso showpiece. The Second Modern Suite, like the first, contains pieces of more extended development. The second of the Fantasy Pieces, hexentanz, is supposedly famous, but it doesn't sound more distinctive than the others to me.
8.559042
07/01/1999
63:36
26. Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
John Cage  Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
Boris Berman, piano
The piano is "prepared" by sticking bolts and washers and bits of rubber onto its strings. The primary interest is the in the tone colors. The modified piano gives the effect of a vast exotic percussion ensemble. However, the musical content is often comprehensible and overall very listenable. I have wondered whether Cage actually had any skills as a composer, or was merely famous for extending the boundaries of what was considered music. Apparently, he did.
8.559021
07/22/1999
71:47
27. Siegmeister: Piano Music Vol. 2
Elie Siegmeister  Sunday in Brooklyn · Piano Sonata No. 2 · Theme and Variations No. 1 · Piano Sonata No. 3 · From These Shores
Kenneth Boulton, piano
As with Volume 1 of Seigmeister's piano music, the opening work is accessible and enjoyable, and the remainder of the program is uphill listening.
8.559029
07/22/1999
61:08
28. Sousa: On Wings of Lightning
John Philip Sousa  March: The Gladiator · Tango: The Gliding Girl · March: The Federal · The President's Polonaise · The Irish Dragon: Circus Galop · Sandalphon Waltzes · March: The Belle of Chicago · Silver Spray Schottische · Foxtrot: Peaches and Cream · Myrrha Gavotte · March: The Fairest of the Fair · Caprice: The Coquette · Galop: On the Wings of Lightning · Three Quotations · March: Venus · March: Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Attractive dance music, none leaps out to me as highly memorable. The Presidental Polonaise has some amusing rhythms that feel a bit like a broken record that gets a nudge just in time to fall back into the phrase structure.
8.559006
10/01/1999
70:38
29. Willson: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Meredith Willson  Symphony No. 1 in F minor ("A Symphony of San Francisco") · Symphony No. 2 in E minor ("The Missions of California")
Moscow Symphony Orchestra · William T. Stromberg
Attractive, tuneful, well-organized programmatic symphonies. Saxophones are treated as an integral part of the wind section. The scherzo of the first symphony is a delight. Even if they were mediocre (which they're not), curiosity would demand at least one hearing of The Music Man's own symphonies.
8.559026
01/01/2000
54:40
30. Herbert: Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures
Victor Herbert  Toyland · Romany Life · Badinage · Kiss in the Dark · Art Is Calling · Pan Americana · Molly · Al Fresco · Moonbeams · Italian Street Song · Thine Alone · Cannibal Dance · Kiss Me Again · When You're Away · Royal Sec · Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Virginia Croskery, soprano · Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra · Keith Brion
I've never seen any Victor Herbert operetta staged, or even heard a full recording of one, so I don't actually know whether these recordings represent the original forms of these works or use the original orchestrations. Regardless, it sounds like Brion was trying to achieve that effect. The song Toyland, in particular, is an eye-opener to me, after hearing so many cheezy recordings of only the chorus with anachronistic accompaniment. Listen to the cello counter-melody on the words "And of the many lands..." It sounds like it dropped out of Hansel and Gretel, just lovely. I had thought Toyland was a silly children's song, even a shampoo jingle, and now I hear it as an exquisite sentimental ballad. The rest of the album consists of sentimental ballads, musical theater comedy songs, ethnic numbers, big Viennese operetta scenes in the style of Lehar, and light classical orchestra pieces.
8.559022
02/01/2000
64:21
31. Thomson: Symphonies
Virgil Thomson  Symphony No. 2 in C major · Symphony No. 3 · Pilgrims and Pioneers · Symphony on a Hymn Tune
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra · James Sedares
Accessible and well-orchestrated, with a distinctly American character. Makes use of almost-but-not-quite quotes of American songs, and suggests idealized 19th century Americana, similar in mood to Ives, but much less chaotic. Excellent craft, not very emotionally engaging to me, and forgettable.
8.559036
02/01/2000
60:23
32. Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics
Louis Moreau Gottschalk  Célèbre Tarantelle, Op 67, No 5 · Souvenir de Porto Rico, Marche des Gibaros · The Dying Poet, Meditation · Tournament Galop · O! ma charmante · Le Bananier, Chanson Nègre · Manchega, Étude de Concert · Célèbre Tarantelle, Op 67, No 4 · Berceuse (Cradle Song) · Symphonie romantique, "A Night in the Tropics"
Hot Springs Music Festival, Richard Rosenberg
The most exciting item here is the second movement of A Night in the Tropics, which will make you dance no matter where you are or what you are doing. The orchestrations are a reconstruction of Gottschalk's original version, and feature an improvisatory Afro-Cuban percussion group and a concertina. The other works are adaptations of piano pieces. The two tarantellas are delightful. One is scored for piano with orchestra, the other for two pianos. I'm not entirely sure that they aren't the same piece. This music is charming, but not distinctive. This seems to be the first in a series of albums from the Hot Springs Music Festival focusing on 19th Century American composers from New Orleans.
8.559043
02/01/2000
66:31
33. Pann: Dance Partita • Piano Concerto
Carter Pann  Piano Concerto · Deux séjours · Dance Partita · Two Portraits of Barcelona
Barry Snyder, piano · Czech State Philharmonic, Brno · José Serebrier
Eclectic, witty, whimsical and sometimes cheesy; extremely accessible, but not pandering or simplistic. The Deux séjours intenionally sound like Satie's gymnopedies. The second Portrait of Barcelona sounds traditionally Spanish and is very exciting. The Piano Concerto contains many pop styles from calypso to blues, and concludes with a wacky pseudo-classical romp.
8.559033
03/01/2000
67:43
34. Antheil: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6
George Antheil  McKonkey's Ferry (Washington at Trenton); A Concert Overture · Symphony No. 4 ("1942") · Symphony No. 6
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
Exciting with memorable ideas and great orchestration. Often sounds like the certain music by Shostakovich that we American listeners presume is forced celebration or sarcastic joy, but presumably Antheil really means it.
8.559037
03/01/2000
61:07
35. Lambert Sr., Lambert Jr.: Ouverture de Brocéliande
Charles Lucièn Lambert Sr.  Bresiliana, Grande valse brilliante de salon · L'Amazone, Caprice-mazurka · Le Castillian, Bolero pour le piano · L'Américaine, Grande valse brillante · Le Calabrais, Galop brillant · Variations et final sur l'air "Au Clair de la Lune" Lucièn-Léon Guillaume Lambert Jr.  Ouverture de Brocéliande (orch. Rosenberg) · Hymnis, drame antique en un acte · Esquisses créoles sur des thèmes recueillis par L.M. Gottschalk · Prélude, fute et postlude · Chants d'oiseaux
Hot Springs Music Festival · Richard Rosenberg
Mostly piano music, two songs and a reconstructed opera overture. The composers, father and son, are 19th century Romantics, free blacks from New Orleans who made their careers in Europe. The performers are faculty and students from the Hot Springs Music Festival. The music is attractive and virtuosic, but not as engaging to me as the Gottschalk album.
8.559038
03/01/2000
73:03
36. Dédé: Orchestral Works
Edmond Dédé  Chicago (for orchestra) · Tond les chiens, coup' les chats · Mirliton fin de siècle · Rêverie champêtre · Méphisto masqué (for solo piano) · Battez aux champs · El Pronunciamento · Cora La Bordelaise · Mon pauvre cœur · Chicago (for solo piano) · Mon Sous Off! · Françoise et Tortillard · Mon Sous Off!cier · Méphisto masqué (for orchestra) Eugéne Dédé  En chasse (orch Edmond Dédé)
Hot Springs Music Festival · Richard Rosenberg
This is another album from the Hot Springs Music Festival presenting music by 19th century New Orleans composers. Like the Lamberts, Dédé was a free black man who found greater success as an artist in Europe than in America. Chicago is a Strauss-style waltz. Mirliton fin de siècle and Méphisto Masqué are also light orchestral dances. They feature a kazoo ensemble, but the kazoos are so marginal to the music they don't even rise to the level of gimmickry. The featured tuba writing in Méphisto is impressive. Chicago and Méphisto are also represented in piano versions. Tond les chiens, Battez aux champs, Cora La Bordelaise, Mon Sous Off!, and Mon pouvre coeur are essentially excerpts from French operetta with piano accompaniment. In Françoise et Tortillard the operetta excerpts have a light instrumental accompaniment, and Mon Sous Off!cier is an orchestral medley of tunes from an operetta. Reverie champêtre is chamber music. I find the Dédé album more interesting than the Lambert, mainly because of the greater variety of sound.
8.559046
03/01/2000
62:22
37. Griffes: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 2
Charles Tomlinson Griffes  The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla-Kahn · Three Preludes · Piece in E major · Dance in A minor · Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6 · Piece in D minor · Piece in B-flat major · Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture (transcription for two pianos) · Symphonische Phantasie for Two Pianos
Michael Lewin, piano · Janice Weber, piano
Pleasure Dome is lovely and exotic. The three Preludes are wierd, the most abstract music language of Griffes' piano music. The four standalone pieces and the three Fantasy Pieces are attractive, melodious and full of character. The Symphonische Phantasie is attractive and has a few nice moments, but it's forgettable. The transcription of Hansel & Gretel is OK, but why is this more interesting than a piano reduction of an opera score?
8.559034
04/01/2000
72:39
38. Creston: Symphonies 1-3
Paul Creston  Symphony No. 1, Op. 20 · Symphony No. 2, Op. 35 · Symphony No. 3, Op. 48 ("Three Mysteries")
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
A real treat. Excellent orchestration, memorable ideas. The first symphony contains a lot of humor, the third depicts scenes from the life of Christ.
8.559027
05/01/2000
67:13
39. Herbert: Columbus Suite • Irish Rhapsody
Victor Herbert  Auditorium Festival March · Irish Rhapsody · Selections from Natoma · Columbus Suite
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra · Keith Brion
Auditorium Festival March and Irish Rhapsody are lightweight pops. The March combines Auld Lang Syne with original material. The Rhapsody is a medley of Irish tunes with a medium amount of Dvorak-style development. Natoma mixes tango music with Herbert's idea of Native-American Indian music. The Columbus Suite reminds me of some of the less interesting Liszt tone poems: good orchestration stretched over forgettable material, and occasional lapses of nothing going on. The vibrato of the cello and viola soloists of the SRSO is unpleasantly tight.
8.559047
05/01/2000
75:39
40. Hanson: Piano Music
Howard Hanson  Two Yuletide Pieces · Poèmes érotiques · Sonata in A minor · Three Miniatures · Three Etudes · Enchantment · For the First Time · Slumber Song
Thomas Labé
Romantic and attractive. Often with a wisftul or dreamy quality and complex harmonies. Enchantment was one of the pieces I studied with Tom Hecht.
8.559056
05/01/2000
51:46
41. Glass: Violin Concerto
Philip Glass  Company · Violin Concerto · Akhnaten: Prelude, Dance
Adele Anthony, violin · Ulster Orchestra · Takuo Yuasa
Stylistically unmistakable as Glass, scored for traditional orchestra, string orchestra for Company. The technique of repetition and evolution of musical cells serves a wide variety of moods. The concerto is exciting and requires enormous stamina from the soloist. The excerpts from Akhnaten are beautiful, and make subtle use of the orchestra.
8.559024
06/01/2000
69:47
42. Barber: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2
Samuel Barber  The School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5 · Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (in one movement) · First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12 · Symphony No. 2, Op. 19
Royal Scottish National Orchestra · Marin Alsop
The overture, first symphony and first essay are almost standard repertoire. All three are full of beautiful and memorable melodies. The overture is bouncy fun. The first symphony is lush and romantic, and full of soaring beauty. The first essay is dark and brooding. The wildcard on this album is the second symphony. Barber decided to withdraw the piece and destroy all copies. I'm glad he wasn't successful, because if he had been I'd be forever curious about the destroyed symphony. As it is, it's not a bad piece, but it certainly lacks the melodic inspiration and symphonic organization of Barber's masterpieces. It's well orchestrated throughout, and the second movement contains a memorable, bittersweet theme.
8.559005
07/01/2000
73:48
43. Gould: American Ballads • Foster Gallery
Morton Gould  American Ballads · Foster Gallery · American Salute
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
These are pops pieces, of the highest order. It's not fair to call them arrangements of popular tunes. They are witty and astonishing re-hearings of popular tunes. Gould applies sophisticated harmonic, contrapuntal and orchestrational techniques to the tiniest recognizable units of the tunes.
8.559039
07/01/2000
66:01
44. Foote: Chamber Music Vol. 3
Arthur Foote  Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op 5 · Piano Trio No. 2 in B-flat major, Op 65 · Melody for violin and piano, Op 44 · Ballade for violin and piano, Op 69
Arden Trio
Another album of beautiful Romantic chamber music in the style of Brahms
8.559072
07/01/2000
60:56
45. Hanson: Orchestral Works Volume 1
Howard Hanson  Symphony No 1 in E minor, Nordic · Merry Mount Suite · Pan and the Priest · Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
Exciting and well-orchestrated Neo-romantic music.
8.559071
07/18/2000
69:44
46. Piston: Chamber Music
Walter Piston  Quintet for Flute and Strings · Sextet for Strings · Quintet for Piano and String Quartet · Quartet for Piano and Strings
Flute Quintet and Piano Quartet are lovely, Sextet and Piano Quintet are denser and harder to comprehend
8.559076
09/01/2000
66:30
47. Ives: Symphony No. 2 • Robert Browning Overture
Charles Ives  Robert Browning Overture · Symphony No. 2
Nashville Symphony Orchestra · Kenneth Schermerhorn
Ives' second symphony is one of my favorites. The shock ending here is played with a short chop, so that it kind of works. Robert Browning Overture is dense, complicated, brooding.
8.559079
10/01/2000
62:46
48. Jones: Roundings • Cello Sonata
Samuel Jones  Roundings: Musings and Meditations on Texas New Deal Murals · Cello Sonata
Amarillo Symphony Orchestra · James Setapen · Emmanuel Lopez, cello · Denise Parr-Scanlin, piano
Roundings is in the spirit of Grofé's programmatic suites. It's pleasant and entertaining.
8.559074
11/01/2000
58:26
49. Beveridge: Yizkor Requiem
Thomas Beveridge  Yizkor Requiem
Christine Goerke · Susanna Poretzky · Alberto Mizrahi · The Choral Arts Society of Washington · The Choral Arts Society Orchestra · Norman Scribner
Combines Catholic and Jewish memorial prayers for the departed. Heartfelt, well-crafted, non-schlocky music and committed perormance by Mizrahi manage to transcend the gimmicky aspect.
8.559049
01/01/2001
58:06
50. MacDowell: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
Edward MacDowell  Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 15 · Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 23 · Hexentanz, Op 17, No 2 · Romance for Cello and Orchestra, Op 35
Stephen Prutsman, piano · Aisling Drury Byrne, cello · National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland · Arthur Fagen, conductor
Romantic piano concertos, fully European in style. Attractive melodies, Liszt-like piano virtuosity. First concerto graceful and charming, particularly like melody of 2nd movt, orchestration competent. Second concerto more sophisticated in content and use of orchestra. Hexentanz and Romance more in the style of MacDowell's piano miniatures. Romance particularly well scored.
8.559062
01/01/2001
66:58
51. Schifrin • Schuller • Shapiro: Piano Trios
Lalo Schifrin  Hommage à Ravel Gunther Schuller  Piano Trio Gerald M. Shapiro  Piano Trio
Eakin Piano Trio
I like Schifrin's and Shapiro's trios. The finale of the Schifrin trio is exciting. Shapiro's music reminds a bit of Claude Bolling. The scherzando is delightful, and there are many moments of beauty. I don't care for the Schuller.
8.559057
02/01/2001
61:13
52. Fry: Santa Claus Symphony
William Henry Fry  Santa Claus, Christmas Symphony · Overture to Macbeth · Niagara Symphony · The Breaking Heart
Royal Scottish National Orchestra · Tony Rowe
Three ideas keep popping up as I listen. First, the spirit of bel canto opera underlies the many memorable tunes, and much of the orchestral style, for example the flute writing in "The Breaking Heart". Second, orchestral extravagance and some odd turns of phrase suggest Berlioz. Third, PT Barnum and a 19th century circus. Some of this music is the aural equivalent of watching a lion jump through a flaming hoop. Niagara Symphony is particularly free of musical ideas, instead featuring orchestral imitations of the falls, making for a long 13 minutes. The Santa Claus Christmas Symphony contains several pleasant tunes, and the Berlioz and Donizetti influences work well, but ultimately it feels like an overblown circus entertainment. Fry is certainly ahead of his time and pioneering in America. Macbeth is probably the most successful piece on the album, and the one I'd return to for repeat listening.
8.559075
02/01/2001
53. MacDowell: Suites, Hamlet & Ophelia
Edward MacDowell  Suite for Orchestra No 2, Indian · Suite for Orchestra No 1 in A minor · Hamlet and Ophelia
Attractive, conservative 19th century tone poems. Some movements are effective as light music, e.g. In October.
8.559088
02/27/2001
65:58
54. Barber: Cello Concerto • Medea • Adagio
Samuel Barber  Cello Concerto, Op. 22 · Medea Ballet Suite, Op. 23 · Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Wendy Warner, cello · Royal Scottish National Orchestra · Marin Alsop
I like this Cello Concerto as much as Barber's Violin Concerto. It has great melodies. The outer movements are exciting, the middle movement is beautiful. Medea took several listenings for me to get into it. It has some memorable ideas, and the movement for the young princess is charming. The orchestration is excellent, making use of small ensembles and featuring xylophone and percussion-style piano. Adagio for Strings is a masterpiece, intense and thrilling even though it's slow.
8.559058
03/01/2001
55. Sousa: Music for Wind Band Volume 1
John Philip Sousa  Hands Across the Sea · Manhattan Beach · Looking Upward · Invincible Eagle · Hail to the Spirit of Liberty · Colonial Dames · Imperial Edward · Foshay Tower Washington Memorial · Humoresque on Gershwin's "Swanee" · Daughters of Texas · Kansas Wildcats · March of the Minute Men "Power and Glory"
Good collection of marches, none of the extremely famous ones. Sousa's wind band writing is wonderful, and the march form with the multiple melodies in the final section is a very satisfying form. The Humoresque is really funny, including a crying baby and hush sounds.
8.559070
03/01/2001
56. Cage: Music for Prepared Piano Volume 2
John Cage  The Perilous Night · Tossed as it is Untroubled · Daughters of the Lonesome Isle · Root of an Unfocus · Primitive · Mysterious Adventure · And the Earth Shall Bear Again · The Unavailable Memory of · Music for Marcel Duchamp · Totem Ancestor · A Room · Prelude for Meditation
Boris Berman
Wonderful tone-colors. Fascinating patterns, propulsive rhythms, and yet soothing.
8.559089-90
03/01/2001
129:58
57. Mohr: From the Realm of the Shadow
Christopher Mohr  From the Realm of the Shadow
National Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
Bland, derivative, gimmicky and amateurish. How did this get in here?
8.559052
04/01/2001
69:06
58. McKay: Harbor Narrative • Evocation Symphony
George Frederick McKay  From a Moonlit Ceremony · Harbor Narrative · Evocation Symphony 'Symphony for Seattle'
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · John McLaughlin Williams, conductor
Accessible, 20th century orchestral music. Attractive, memorable ideas, colorful orchestration.
8.559083
05/15/2001
56:54
59. Schuman: Violin Concerto
William Schuman  Violin Concerto · New England Triptych Charles Ives  Variations on 'America' (orch. Schuman)
Philip Quint, violin · Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra · José Serebrier
Listened 10/16/2007
8.559065
06/19/2001
60. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator
John Alden Carpenter  Symphony No 1 · Adventures in a Perambulator · Symphony No 2
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra · John McLaughlin Williams
Listened 10/16/2007
8.559064
07/17/2001
68:39
61. Hadley: Symphony No. 4, The Ocean
Henry Kimball Hadley  Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op. 64 · The Ocean (Tone Poem), Op 99 · The Culprit Fay (Rhapsody), Op. 62
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · John McLaughlin Williams
Listened 10/17/2007
8.559060
09/18/2001
59:05
62. Antheil: Ballet Mécanique
George Antheil  Ballet Mécanique · Serenade for Strings · Symphony for Five Instruments · Concert for Chamber Orchestra
Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra · Daniel Spalding
The Ballet Mécanique is not as avant garde as it's history would suggest. Although it is scored entirely for percussion and pianos, and it does call for two airplane propellors, it is fairly jazzy and attractive. The Serenade is charming. The Symphony and Concert have the feel of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale.
8.559059
10/16/2001
54:58
63. Sousa: Music for Wind Band, Volume 2
John Philip Sousa  March: The Royal Welch Fusiliers · March: Untitled · March: The Fairest of the Fair · Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory · Legend: Willow Blossoms · Suite: At the Movies · Patrol: Rose, Shamrock and Thistle · March: Wisconsin Forward Forever · March: Solid Men to the Front · March: King Cotton · March: Bullets and Bayonets
Royal Artillery Band · Keith Brion, conductor
Listened 10/17/2007
8.559048
11/20/2001
67:06
64. Strong: Le Roi Arthur • Die Nacht
George Templeton Strong  Die Nacht · Le Roi Arthur
Moscow Symphony Orchestra · Adriano
Listened 10/19/2007
8.559067
11/20/2001
75:41
65. Cadman: Chamber Music
Charles Wakefield Cadman  Piano Trio in D major, Op. 56 · Sonata in G for Violin & Piano · Quintet in G minor for Piano & Strings · The Legend of the Canyon · From the land of the Sky-Blue Water, Op. 45, No. 1
Paul Posnak, piano · Peter Zazofsky, violin · Ross Harbough, cello · Bergonzi String Quartet
Listened 10/22/2007
8.559084
11/20/2001
57:36
66. Rorem: Selected Songs
Ned Rorem  The Waking · Root Cellar · My Papa's Waltz · I strolled across an open field · Memory · Orchids · The Serpent · Night Crow · Snake · Little Elegy · The Nightingale · Nantucket · Lullaby of the Woman of the Mountain · Love in a life · What if some little pain... · Visits to St. Elizabeth's · Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening · Spring · See how they love me · Now sleeps the crimson petal · I am Rose · Ask me no more · Far-Far-Away · Early in the morning · Alleluia · Such beauty as hurts to behold · Sally's Smile · Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night · O you whom I often and silently come · Full of life now · As Adam early in the morning · Are you the new person?
Carole Farley, soprano · Ned Rorem Piano
Listened 10/18/2007
8.559044
01/15/2002
64:20
67. Barber: Violin Concerto
Samuel Barber  Violin Concerto, Op. 14 · Souvenirs (Ballet Suite), Op. 28 · Serenade for Strings, Op. 1 · Music for a Scene from Shelley, op. 7
James Buswell, violin · Royal Scottish National Orchestra · Marin Alsop
Listened 10/23/2007
8.559063
01/15/2002
61:57
68. Barati: Symphony No 1 • Chant of Darkness
George Barati  Symphony No 1 "Alpine Symphony" · Chant of Light · Chant of Darkness
Budapest Symphony Orchestra · Lászlo Kováks · Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra · Vladimir Válek
Atonal music with distinctive, memorable ideas. Great orchestration.
8.559125
02/20/2002
69. Anderson: Orchestral Favourites
Leroy Anderson  Serenata · The Syncopated Clock · The Penny Whistle Song · The Typewriter · Sarabande · Trumpeter's Lullaby · Fiddle Faddle · Forgotten Dreams · Blue Tango · Jazz Legato · Jazz Pizzicato · The Phantom Regiment · Bugler's Holiday · The Waltzing Cat · March of the Two Left Feet · Promenade · Plink, Plank, Plunk! · The Girl in Satin · Sandpaper Ballet · Belle of the Ball · Sleigh Ride
Richard Hayman Orchestra · Richard Hayman, conductor
Listened 10/22/2007
8.559091
03/19/2002
59:02
70. Coates: Quartets
Gloria Coates  String Quartet No. 5 · String Quartet No. 1 "Protestation Quartet" · String Quartet No. 6
Kreutzer Quartet
Listened 10/22/2007
8.559106
04/16/2002
64:29
71. Copland: Symphony No. 3, Billy the Kid
Aaron Copland  Billy the Kid (Suite) · Symphony No.3
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra · James Judd
Listened 10/22/2007
8.559107
05/21/2002
65:12
72. Gershwin: An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin  Gershwin in Hollywood · An American in Paris · Cuban Overture · Porgy and Bess (Symphonic Picture)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra · James Judd
Listened 10/23/2007
8.559077
07/16/2002
66:46
73. Loeffler: Music for String Quartet
Charles Martin Loeffler  Music for Four Stringed Instruments · String Quartet in A minor · Quintet in One Movement for Three Violins, Viola and Cello
Da Vinci Quartet
Listened 10/23/2007
8.559102
07/16/2002
74. Copland: Works for Violin and Piano
Aaron Copland  Sonata for Violin and Piano · Two Pieces for Violin and Piano · Vitebsk (Study on a Jewish Theme for Piano, Violin and Cello · Prelude No. 1 for Violin and Piano · Prelude No. 2 for Violin and Piano · Duo for Violin and Piano · Rodeo: Hoe Down · Billy the Kid: Waltz and Celebration
Paul Posnak, piano · Peter Zazofsky, violin · Ross Harbough, cello
Listened 10/24/2007
8.559104
07/16/2002
67:09
75. Ornstein: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 & 7
Leo Ornstein  A Morning in the Woods · Danse Sauvage (Wild Men's Dance) · Fourth Piano Sonata · Impressions of the Thames · Tarantelle · Seventh Piano Sonata · A Long Remembered Sorrow · Suicide in an Airplane
Janice Weber, piano
Listened 10/24/2007
8.559117
07/16/2002
79:26
76. Chadwick: Orchestral Works
George Whitefield Chadwick  Euterpe · Angel of Death · Aphrodite · Melpomene · Thalia
Nashville Symphony Orchestra · KennethSchermerhorn
Listened 10/24/2007
8.559050
08/20/2002
77. Harris: Symphonies 7 & 9
Roy Harris  Symphony No. 7 · Epilogue to Profiles in Courage - J.F.K. · Symphony No. 9
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra · Theodore Kuchar
Listened 10/25/2007
8.559061
08/20/2002
69:26
78. Burleigh: Music for Violin and Piano
Cecil Burleigh  Impromptu · Nature's Voices · Five Indian Sketches · Plantation Sketches · Characteristic Pieces · Six Fancies · Four Concert Pieces · Boyhood Recollections · Spanish Dance · Cradle Song
Zina Schiff, violin · Mary Barranger, piano · Cherina Carmel, piano
Listened 10/25/2007. Impromptu is a delightful miniature.
8.559116
08/20/2002
53:13
79. Converse: The Mystic Trumpeter
Frederick Shepherd Converse  The Mystic Trumpeter · Flivver Ten Million · Endymion's Narrative
Buffalo Philharmonic · JoAnn Falletta
Listened 10/25/2007
8.559017
09/17/2002
56:14
80. Grofé: Death Valley Suite
Ferde Grofé  Hollywood Suite · Hudson River Suite · Death Valley Suite
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra · William Stromberg
The Hollywood Suite consists of music originally composed for a ballet depicting the creation of a motion picture. The central character is a lowly stand-in. The set-sweepers are represented by a jaunty bassoon melody accompanied by rhythmic sweeping. An elegant waltz plays as the stand-in imagines herself a star. Frantic yet noble music represents the work of technicians in advance of filming. Preview features the celesta in a pompous tune that suggests a Star condescending to ignore her fans. Production Number is a big dance sequence, complete with tap-dancing effects. The Hudson River Suite begins with a flowing tune for the river, starting softly, swelling and receding in a structure reminiscent of Smetana's Die Moldau. The central movement is a tone-poem retelling the story of Rip Van Winkle. A clangorous finale signals the arrival in New York City. The Death Valley Suite is very similar to the Grand Canyon Suite. It begins with a landscape painting and ends with a storm. The second movement is a wonderful depiction of the creaking motion of a pioneer's wagon.
8.559123
09/17/2002
81. Berlin for Brass
Irving Berlin  Let Yourself Go · Top Hat, White Tie and Tails · Blue Skies · (I'll See you in) Cuba · Alexander's Ragtime Band · What'll I Do? · Puttin' on the Ritz · Get Thee Behind Me, Satan · Supper Time · Listening · Heat Wave · No Strings · Lazy · That International Rag · They Say It's Wonderful · White Christmas · Harlem On My Mind · When I Lost You · There's No Business Like Show Business
Chestnut Brass Company
Listened 10/25/2007
8.559136
09/17/2002
67:18
82. Dreamer: A Portrait of Langston Hughes
Robert Owens  Heart John Musto  Island · Litany William Grant Still  A Black Pierrot Hale Smith  March Moon Margaret Bonds  The Negro Speaks of Rivers · Minstrel Man Ricky Ian Gordon  My People Florence Price  Song to the Dark Virgin Howard Swanson  Joy Kurt Weill  Lonely House Hariette Davison  In Time of Silver Rain Jean Berger  Carolina Cabin Harry T. Burleigh  Lovely, Dark and Lonely One Erik Santos  Dreamer
Darryl Taylor, tenor · William Warfield, narrator
8.559143
09/17/2002
64:00
83. McKay: Suite for Viola and Piano, My Tahoe Window, An April Suite
George Frederick McKay  Caricature Dance Suite · From My Tahoe Window - Summer Moods and Patterns · Americanistic Etude · An April Suite · Dance Suite No. 2 · Dancing in a Dream · Five Songs for Soprano (excerpts) · Every Flower That Grew · Suite for Viola and Piano
William Bolcom, piano · Logan Skelton, piano · Sanford Margolis, piano · Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano · Mahoko Eguchi, viola
Listened 10/26/2007
8.559118
10/16/2002
84. American Classics Sampler

Listened 10/25/2007
8.559120
10/22/2002
73:59
85. Rochberg: Black Sounds, Cantio Sacra, Phaedra
George Rochberg  Black Sounds · Cantio Sacra "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz" (transcription for small orchestra of organ music of S. Scheidt) · Phaedra
Boston Modern Orchestra Project · Gil Rose · Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano
8.559126
10/22/2002
86. Bernstein: West Side Story

8.559133
10/22/2002
60:32
87. Barber: Piano Concerto, Die Natali, Medea's Meditation
Samuel Barber  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra · Die Natali · Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance · Commando March
Steven Prutsman, piano · Royal Scottish National Orchestra · Marin Alsop
8.669001-02
10/22/2002
125:50
88. Thomas: Desire Under the Elms
Edward Thomas  Desire Under the Elms
Jerry Hadley · James Morris · Victoria Livengood · Mel Ulrich · Jeffrey Lentz · London Symphony Orchestra · George Manahan
8.559069
11/19/2002
89. Copland: Appalachian Spring
Aaron Copland  Three Latin American Sketches · Quiet City · Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra · Appalachian Spring Suite
Paula Engerer, cor anglais · Scott Moore, trumpet · Laura Ardan, clarinet · Nashville Chamber Orchestra · Paul Gambill, conductor
Listened 10/30/2007
8.559086
11/19/2002
63:29
90. Moross: Frankie and Johnny
Jerome Moross  Frankie and Johnny · Those Everlasting Blues · Willie the Weeper
Melisa Barrick, soprano · Denise Edds, soprano · Diane Kesling, mezzo-soprano · John DeHaan, tenor · Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra · Hot Springs Music Festival Chamber Chorus · Richard Rosenberg
Listened 11/01/2007
8.559103
11/19/2002
74:35
91. Carpenter: Sonata for Violin and Piano
John Alden Carpenter  Sonata for Violin and Piano · Quartet for Strings · Quintet for Piano and Strings
Paul Posnak, piano · Sergiu Schwartz, violin · Vega Quartet
8.559142
11/19/2002
78:59
92. Mason: Piano Music
William Mason  Silver Spring · Capriccio Fantastico · Rêverie Poétique · Improvisation · Valse-Caprice · Deux Humoresques de Bal · La Sabotière: Danse aux Sabots · Lullaby · Badinage · Caprice Grotesque · Ballade et Barcarolle · Trois Préludes · Amourette · Valse de Bravoure
Kenneth Boulton, piano · JoAnne Barry
8.559078
01/21/2003
93. Strong: Ondine
George Templeton Strong  Ondine (Symphonic Poem) · From a Notebook of Sketches, Suite No. 1 · From a Notebook of Sketches, Suite No. 2 · From a Notebook of Sketches, Suite No. 3
Moscow Symphony Orchestra · Adriano, conductor
Listened 10/31/2007
8.559167
01/21/2003
61:20
94. Torke: Rapture • An American Abroad • Jasper
Michael Torke  An American Abroad · Jasper · Rapture – Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Colin Currie, percussion · Royal Scottish National Orchestra · Marin Alsop
8.559087
02/18/2003
51:31
95. Ives: Symphony No. 3
Charles Ives  Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting" · Washington's Birthday (from A Symphony: New England Holidays) · Two Contemplations: The Unanswered Question (Version No. 2), Central Park in the Dark · "Country Band" March · Overture and March "1776"
Northern Sinfonia · James Sinclair
Listened 11/01/2007
8.559128
02/18/2003
59:59
96. Rorem: Chamber Music
Ned Rorem  End of Summer for Clarinet, Violin and Piano · Book fo Hours for Flute and Harp · Bright Music for Chamber Ensemble
The Fibonacci Sequence
8.559092
03/18/2003
54:09
97. Sousa: Music for Wind Band Vol. 3
John Philip Sousa  The Corcoran Cadets · Semper Fidelis · Selections from 'The Free Lance' · The New York Hippodrome · La Flor di Sevilla · Waltzes from 'El Capitan' · A Century of Progress · The Last Days of Pompeii · The White Rose · With Pleasure - Dance Hilarious · The Belle of Chicago · The National Game
Royal Artillery Band · Keith Brion, conductor
Listened 1/9/2008
8.559148
04/15/2003
63:49
98. Flagello: Symphony No 1
Nicolas Flagello  Symphony No. 1 · Sea Cliffs · Intermezzo from The Piper of Hamelin · Theme, Variations, and Fugue
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra · David Amos
8.559155
04/15/2003
99. Diamond: Symphony No. 3, Psalm, Kaddish
David Diamond  Psalm · Kaddish for Violoncello and Orchestra · Symphony No. 3
Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
I have the Delos 1991 release. The original release also included Music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, performed by the New York Chamber Symphony.
8.559158
04/15/2003
100. Hovhaness: Symphony No. 22, Cello Concerto

8.559160
04/15/2003
68:07
101. Piston: The Incredible Flutist
Walter Piston  The Incredible Flutist, Ballet Suite · Fantasy for English Horn, Harp & Strings · Suite for Orchestra · Concerto for String Quartet, Wind Instruments & Percussion · Psalm and Prayer of David
Scott Goff, flute · Glen Danielson, English horn · Therese Elder Wunrown, harp · Juilliard String Quartet · Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
8.559145
05/20/2003
102. Gottschalk: Piano Music

8.559162
05/20/2003
103. Piston: Symphony No. 4, Three New England Sketches
Walter Piston  Symphony No. 4 · Capriccio for Harp and Strings · Three New England Sketches
Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
I have the Delos 1992 release. The original release also included the Serenata for Orchestra, performed by the New York Chamber Symphony.
8.559168
05/20/2003
59:25
104. Russell: Rhapsody for Horn and Orchestra
Craig Russell  Rhapsody for Horn and Orchestra · Middle Earth · Gate City - A Methodist Hymn
Richard Todd, French Horn · San Luis Obispo Symphony · Michael Nowak, conductor
8.559173
05/20/2003
52:58
105. Harbison: Four Songs of Solitude, Variations, Twilight Music
John Harbison  Variations · Four Songs of Solitude · Twilight Music
Spectrum Concerts Berlin
8.559119
06/17/2003
106. Ives: Violin Sonatas 1-4

8.559139
06/17/2003
79:02
107. Beach: "Gaelic" Symphony • Piano Concerto
Amy Beach  Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, op. 45 · Symphony in E minor (Gaelic), op. 32
Alan Feinberg, piano · Nashville Symphony Orchestra · Kenneth Schermerhorn
8.559146
06/17/2003
64:51
108. Riley: Cantos Desiertos, Beaser/Tower/Liebermann
Robert Beaser  Mountain Songs (excerpts) Joan Tower  Snow Dreams Terry Riley  Cantos Desiertos Lowell Liebermann  Sonata for Flute and Guitar Peter Schickele  Windows, Three Pieces for Flute and Guitar
Alexandra Hawley, flute · Jeffrey McFadden, guitar
8.559157
06/17/2003
109. Diamond: Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto No. 2, Enormous Room
David Diamond  Symphony No. 1 · Violin Concerto No. 2 · The Enormous Room
Ilkka Talvi, violin · Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
I have the Delos 1993 release.
8.559099
07/15/2003
63:30
110. Bernstein: Symphony No. 2
Leonard Bernstein  Candide Overture · West Side Story (Symphonic Dances) · Symphony No 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Jean Louis Steuerman, piano · Florida Philharmonic Orchestra · James Judd
8.559115
07/15/2003
111. Rochberg: Symphony No. 5, Black Sounds

8.559161
07/15/2003
112. Piston: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6

I have the Delos 1992 release. The original release also includes the Sinfonietta, performed by the New York Chamber Symphony.
8.559149
08/19/2003
69:22
113. Rorem: Three Symphonies
Ned Rorem  Symphony No. 3 · Symphony No. 1 · Symphony No. 2
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra · José Serebrier
8.559201
09/16/2003
59:44
114. Hartke: Clarinet Concerto
Stephen Hartke  Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra "Landscape with Blues" · The Rose of the Winds · Gradus · Pacific Rim
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet · The IRIS Chamber Orchestra · Michael Stern, conductor
8.559153
09/30/2003
115. Creston: Symphony No. 5, Toccata, Partita
Paul Creston  Symphony No. 5 · Toccata · Partita for Flute, Violin and String Orchestra · Invocation and Dance · Out of the Cradle
Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
I have the Delos 1992 and Delos 1994 releases from which these recordings are drawn. The Delos 1992 release, DE 3114, also included Symphony No. 3. The Delos 1994 release also included the Choreografic Suite performed by the New York Chamber Symphony.
8.559177
09/30/2003
116. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, On the Waterfront

8.559183
09/30/2003
78:14
117. Serebrier: Symphony No. 3, Elegy for Strings, Fantasia
José Serebrier  Symphony No. 3 (Symphonie mystique) · Passacaglie and Perpetuum Mobile · Variations on a Theme from Childhood · Elegy for Strings · Momento psicológico · Fantasi · Dorothy and Carmine! · George and Muriel
Carole Farley, soprano · Yi Yao, accordion · Laurent le Chennadec, bassoon · Sandrine Tilly, flute · Renaud Gruss, double bass · Xinum Choir, Sergio Piterbaerg, director · Toulouse National Chamber Orchestra · José Serebrier
8.559175
10/21/2003
70:29
118. Ives: Emerson Concerto • Symphony No. 1
Charles Ives  Emerson Concerto, for Piano and Orchestra (reconstructed by David G. Porter) · Symphony No. 1
Alan Feinberg, piano · National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland · James Sinclair
8.669140-41
11/25/2003
119. Barber: Vanessa

8.559152
01/20/2004
64:37
120. Coates: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4, 7 & 8
Gloria Coates  String Quartet No. 7 "Angels" · String Quartet No. 2 · String Quartet No. 8 · String Quartet No. 4 · String Quartet No. 3
Kreutzer Quartet · Philip Adams, organ · Michael Finnissy, conductor
8.559159
01/20/2004
72:11
121. Lazarof: Tableaux, Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2
Henri Lazarof  Tableaux (after Kandinsky) · Violin Concerto · Symphony No. 2
Yukiko Kamei, violin · Garrick Ohlsson, piano · Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
8.559093
02/17/2004
122. Sousa: Music for Wind Band Volume 4
John Philip Sousa  Nobles of the Mystic Shrine · Sesqi-Centennial Exposition · Tales of a Traveler · Riders for the Flag · Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. · Coeds of Michigan · Pathfinder of Panama · The Glory of the Yankee Navy · Bride Elect Selections · The Aviators · The Stars and Stripes Forever
Keith Brion · Royal Artillery Band
8.559100
02/17/2004
55:04
123. Bernstein: Symphony No.1, Jubilee Games
Leonard Bernstein  Symphony No 1 "Jeremiah" · Concerto for Orchestra "Jubilee Games"
Helen Medlyn, mezzo-soprano · Nathan Gunn, baritone · New Zealand Symphony Orchestra · James Judd
8.559151
03/16/2004
124. Carter: Piano Concerto, Symphony No. 1, Holiday Overture

8.559199
03/16/2004
58:04
125. Helps: Shall We Dance, Piano Quartet, Postlude
Robert Helps  Shall We Dance · Piano Quartet · Postlude · Nocturne John Ireland  The Darkened Valley
Spectrum Concerts Berlin
8.559212
03/16/2004
54:48
126. Brubeck: Chromatic Fantasy Sonata, Rising Sun
Dave Brubeck  Chromatic Fantasy Sonata · Five Pieces from "Two-Part Adventures" · Tritonis · The Salmon Strikes · Rising Sun
8.559129
04/20/2004
127. Rochberg: Violin Concerto

8.559164
04/20/2004
56:08
128. Griffes: Orchestral Music
Charles Tomlinson Griffes  The White Peacock · Three Poems of Fiona McLeod · Bacchanale · Clouds · Three Tone Poems · Poem for Flute and Orchestra · The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Barbara Quintiliani, soprano · Carol Wincenc, flute · Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra · JoAnn Faletta
8.559124
05/18/2004
129. Foster: Beautiful Dreamer / Camptown Quick Step

8.559134
05/18/2004
130. Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 / Essays for Orchestra Nos. 2 & 3

8.559156
05/18/2004
131. Diamond: TOM Suite / Symphony No. 8 / This Sacred Ground

8.559219
05/18/2004
70:34
132. Pasatieri: Letter to Warsaw
Thomas Pasatieri  Letter to Warsaw
Jane Eaglen, soprano · Music of Remembrance · Mina Miller, artistic director & piano · Gerard Schwartz
8.559154
06/15/2004
133. Diamond: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4
David Diamond  Symphony No. 4 · Symphony No. 2
Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
I have the Delos 1990 release. The original release also included the Concerto for Small Orchestra, performed by the New York Chamber Symphony.
8.559176
07/20/2004
134. Eberhard: Piano Concerto / Prometheus Wept

8.559114
08/17/2004
135. Joplin: Piano Rags

8.559221
08/17/2004
79:09
136. Ives: Piano Sonata No 2 / The Celestial Railroad
Charles Ives  Sonata No. 2 for Piano, "Concord, Mass.: 1840-60" · Varied Air and Variations · The Celestial Railroad · Transcriptions from "Emerson", No. 1
Steven Mayer, piano · Kerry Shale, reader
Identical to 8.559127
8.559131
09/21/2004
58:32
137. Sousa: Music for Wind Band, Volume 5
John Philip Sousa  The Minnesota March · The Thunderer · The Charlatan Waltzes · The Pride of the Wolverines · University of Nebraska · The Gallant Seventh · Powhattan's Daughter · Cubaland - Suite in Three Parts · George Washington Bicentennial · The Diplomat · The Directorate · Our Flirtation · Sabre and Spurs · The Atlantic City Pageant
Royal Artillery Band · Keith Brion
8.559206
09/21/2004
65:02
138. Schwantner: Chamber Music
Joseph Schwantner  Sparrows · Soaring · Distant Runes and Incantations · Two Poems of Aguedo Pizarro · Music of Amber
Britta Stallmeister, soprano · Florian Hölscher, piano · Holst-Sinfonietta · Klaus Simon, director & piano
8.559031
10/19/2004
139. Adams: Shaker Loops
John Adams  Short Ride in a Fast Machine · The Wound Dresser · Shaker Loops Ferruccio Busoni  Berceuse elegiaque (arr. J. Adams)
Nathan Gunn, baritone · Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra · Marin Alsop
Listened 10/26/2007
8.559130
10/19/2004
62:00
140. Tatum: Improvisations
Art Tatum  Tea for Two · St. Louis Blues · Tiger Rag · Aunt Hagar's Blues · Humoresque · Sweet Lorraine · Get Happy · The Jitterbug Waltz · Tatum Pole Boogie · Cherokee · Lover, Come Back to Me! · Elegy · Hallelujah · Willow Weep for Me · Emaline · Yesterdays · I Know That You Know
Steven Mayer, piano
8.559165
10/19/2004
64:38
141. Daugherty: Philadelphia Stories / UFO
Michael Daugherty  Philadelphia Sories · UFO
Evelyn Glennie, percussion · Colorado Symphony Orchestra · Marin Alsop
8.559191
10/19/2004
142. Beach: Songs

8.559202
11/16/2004
143. Glass: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3

8.559225
01/18/2005
144. McKay: Violin Concerto / Sinfonietta No 4 / Song Over the Great Plains

8.559135
02/22/2005
145. Barber: Capricorn Concerto / A Hand of Bridge / Canzonetta/ Intermezzo

8.559179
02/22/2005
146. Foss: Works for Solo Piano

8.559192
02/22/2005
147. Cowell: Quartet / Violin Suite / Songs / Piano Pieces / Polyphonica / Irish Suite

8.559193
02/22/2005
59:44
148. Cowell: Instrumental and Vocal Music
Henry Cowell  Homage to Iran · Piece for Piano with Strings · Vestiges · Euphoria · What's This · Elegie · The Banshee · Two Songs (Poems of Catherine Riegger) · Six Casual Developments · Set of Five
Continuum · Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors
Homage to Iran for violin, piano and Persian drum is melodically attractive and rhythmically exciting. The piano pieces make use of tone clusters and direct access to the strings of the piano. The Banshee easily the creepiest piece of piano music I've ever heard. I first heard it in elementary school, it made a lasting impression on me. Six Casual Developments for clarinet and piano, contains jazz-inspired elements. Set of Five scored for violin, percussion and piano. Accessible, virtuosic and exciting.
8.559174
03/22/2005
149. Still: In Memoriam / Africa / Symphony No 1

8.559194
03/22/2005
150. Ives: Three Quarter-Tone Pieces / Five Take-Offs / Hallowe'en / Sunrise

8.559220
03/22/2005
151. Brubeck: Songs

8.559195
04/19/2005
64:56
152. Kirchner: Duo for Violin and Piano, Piano Trio, Piano Sonata, Triptych
Leon Kirchner  Duo for Violin and Piano · "Flutings" from Lily · Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano · Piano Sonata · Triptych
Continuum · Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors
8.559213
04/19/2005
153. Chadwick: Symphony No 2, Symphonic Sketches
George Whitefield Chadwick  Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 21 · Symphonic Sketches
National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · Theodore Kuchar
8.559216-18
04/19/2005
2:17:11
154. Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
William Bolcom  Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Brewer · Brueggergosman · Davidson · Hogenfeld · Pelton · Morris · Simpson · Young · Ford · Graham · Morgan · Ruth · Kittel · University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra · University Musical Society · Leonard Slatkin
8.559184
05/17/2005
155. Copland: Piano Sonata, Piano Fantasy, Piano Variations

8.559246
5/17/2005
156. Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America

8.559254
05/17/2005
63:25
157. Schuman: Symphonies Nos 4 & 9, Circus Overture, Orchestra Song
William Schuman  Symphony No. 4 · Orchestra Song · Circus Overture · Symphony No. 9 "Le fosse ardeatine"
Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
8.559196
06/21/2005
44:41
158. Nancarrow: Pieces for Small Orchestra / [Tango? / String Quartet No 1
Conlon Nancarrow  Piece No. 1 for Small Orchestra · Toccata for Violin and Player Piano · Prelude and Blues · Study No. 15 · [Tango? · Sonatina for Piano · Trio Movement · String Quartet No. 1 · Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Continuum · Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors
8.559249
06/21/2005
63:42
159. Bolcom: Songs
William Bolcom  You Cannot Have Me Now - or, The Military Orgy · Night, Make My Day · The Digital Wonder Watch · My Father the Gangster · The Last Days of Mankind · Songs to Dance · I Will Breathe a Mountain · Tillinghast Duo · Mary · Three Songs · When We Built the Church
Carole Farley, soprano · William Bolcom, piano
8.559197
07/19/2005
56:30
160. Seeger: Vocal, Chamber and Instrumental Works
Ruth Crawford Seeger  Suite for Five Wind Instruments and Piano · Sonata for Violin and Piano · Two Ricercari · Prelude No. 1 · Prelude No. 9 · Study in Mixed Accents · Diaphonic Suite No. 2 for Bassoon and Cello · Three Songs (Poems of Carl Sandburg)
Continuum · Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors
8.559226
07/19/2005
57:16
161. Kim: Violin Concerto, Dialogues, Cornet
Earl Kim  Violin Concerto · Dialogues · Cornet
Cecylia Arzewski, violin · William Wolfram, piano · Robert Kim, narrator · RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra · Scott Yoo
8.559215
08/16/2005
58:26
162. Tower: Chamber and Solo Music
Joan Tower  In Memory · Big Sky · Wild Purple · No Longer Very Clear · Island Prelude
Tokyo String Quartet · Richard Woodhams, oboe · Paul Neubauer, viola · Chii-Yun, violin · Ursula Oppens, piano · Melvin Chen, piano · André Emelianoff, cello · Joan Tower, piano
8.559224
08/16/2005
55:16
163. Fuchs, K: An American Place, Eventide, Out of the Dark
Kenneth Fuchs  An American Place · Eventide (Concerto for English Horn) · Out of the Dark
Thomas Stacy, English horn · Timothy Jones, French horn · London Symphony Orchestra · JoAnn Falletta, conductor
8.559182
08/17/2005
55:34
164. Rochberg: Symphony No 2, Imago Mundi
George Rochberg  Symphony No. 2 · Imago Mundi
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra · Christopher Lyndon-Gee
8.559198
09/20/2005
50:53
165. Thomson: Vocal and Chamber Works
Virgil Thomson  Synthetic Waltzes · Four Songs to Poems of Thomas Campion · Sonata for Violin and Piano · Two by Marianne Moore · Praises and Prayers
Continuum · Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors
8.559210
09/20/2005
65:31
166. Still: Piano Music
William Grant Still  Three Visions · Sven Traceries · The Blues · A Deserted Plantation · Africa
Mark Boozer, piano
8.559268
09/20/2005
52:04
167. Zwilich: Violin Concerto, Rituals
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra · Rituals for five Percussionists and Orchestra
Pamela Frank, violin · NEXUS / IRIS Chamber Orchestra · Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra · Michael Stern
8.559253
10/18/2005
58:45
168. Bauer: Orchestral and Chamber Works
Marion Bauer  A Lament on an African Theme · Concertino for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings · Trio Sonata No. 1 · Symphonic Suite for Strings · Duo for Oboe and Clarinet · American Youth Concerto
Ambache Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble
8.559255
10/18/2005
60:48
169. Schuman: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 10
William Schuman  Symphony No. 7 · Symphony No. 10 "American Muse"
Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
8.669003-04
10/18/2005
170. Adams: I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky

8.559207
11/15/2005
171. Hovhaness: Symphonies 4, 20, 53

8.559242
11/15/2005
172. Gould: Fall River Legend

8.559244
11/15/2005
173. Bolcom: Music for Two Pianos

8.559245
11/15/2005
174. Bernstein: Serenade, etc.

8.559279
11/15/2005
175. Hickey: Left at the Fork in the Road

8.559234
12/13/2005
176. Levy: Symphony No 3, Cello Concerto No 2

8.559190
1/17/2006
177. Feldman: String Quartet

8.559250
1/17/2006
178. Brouwer: Aurolucent Circles, Mandala, Remembrances

8.559150
2/21/2006
179. Bolcom: Violin Sonatas

8.559264
2/21/2006
180. Wuorinen: Six Trios

8.559267
2/21/2006
181. Moravec: The Time Gallery, Protean Fantasy, Ariel Fantasy

8.559236
3/21/2006
182. Talma: The Ambient Air

8.559259
3/21/2006
183. Babbitt: Soli e Duettini

8.559289
4/18/2006
184. Coates: Symphonies Nos. 1, 7 & 14

8.559261
5/01/2006
185. Sessions: String Quintet, String Quartet No. 1, Canons (to the memory of Igor Stravinsky)

8.559278
5/01/2006
186. Rorem: Violin Concerto, Flute Concerto, Pilgrims

8.559290
6/01/2006
187. Crumb: Songs, Droves and Refrains of Death / Quest

8.559296
6/01/2006
188. Flagello: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Dante's Farewell / Concerto Sinfonico

8.559235
7/01/2006
189. American Journey

8.559251
7/01/2006
190. Hanson: Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings / Nymph and Satyr

8.559262
7/01/2006
191. Wolpe: String Quartet / Second Piece for Violin Alone / Trio in 2 Parts / Oboe Quartet

8.559053
8/01/2006
192. Barber: Choral Music
Samuel Barber  A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map · Under the Willow Tree · Twelfth Night · To be sung on the Water · The Monk and his Cat · Agnus Dei · Reincarnations · The Virgin Martyrs · Led down the bars, O Death · Heaven-haven · Sure on this shining night · Chorale for Ascension Day (Easter Chorale) · Antony and Cleopatra (excerpts) · God's Grandeur
Ormond College Choir · Douglas Lawrence, conductor
Listened 10/29/2007
8.559227
8/01/2006
193. ?? Harris: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

8.559240
8/01/2006
194. Copland: Prairie Journal / The Red Pony Suite / Letter from Home

8.559241
8/01/2006
195. American Saxophone Music

8.559301
8/01/2006
196. Brubeck: Nocturnes

8.559302
9/01/2006
197. Adams: Violin Concerto Corigliano: Chaconne from The Red Violin

8.559178
10/01/2006
198. Ives String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2

8.559188
10/01/2006
199. Harbison: Chamber Music

8.559266
10/01/2006
200. Cascarino: Orchestral Works

8.559288
10/01/2006
201. Wuorinen: String Sextet, String Quartet No 2, Piano Quintet, Divertimento

8.559280
11/01/2006
202. Bernstein: Dybbuk, Fancy Free

8.559281
11/01/2006
203. Hersch: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Fracta, Arrache

8.559282
11/01/2006
204. Toch: Tanz-Suite, Cello Concerto

8.559299
11/01/2006
205. American Choral Music

8.559205
12/12/2006
206. Crumb: Vox Balaenae

8.559294
12/12/2006
207. Hovhaness: Khrimian Hairig, etc.

8.559298
12/12/2006
208. Higdon: Piano Trio, Voices, Impressions

8.559316
12/12/2006
209. Rorem: Double Concerto, After Reading Shakespeare

8.559317
12/12/2006
210. Schuman: Symphony 3 & 5

8.559295
1/30/2007
211. Hailstork: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

8.559325
1/30/2007
212. Glass: Heroes Symphony, The Light

8.559132
2/27/2007
213. Sousa: Music for Wind Band Vol 6

8.559265
2/27/2007
214. Wolpe: The Man from Midian, etc.

8.559285
2/27/2007
215. Adams: Complete Piano Music

8.559322
2/27/2007
216. Ruo Huang: Chamber Concerto Cycle

8.559243
3/01/2007
217. Harbison: Piano Trios, Gatsby Etudes, The Violist's Notebook, 10 Micro-Waltzes

8.559257
3/01/2007
218. Albert: RiverRun, Symphony No 2

8.559303
3/01/2007
219. Serebrier: Symphony No 2 'Partita', Fantasia, Violin Sonata, Winterreise

8.559323
3/01/2007
220. Moravec: Tempest Fantasy, Mood Swings, B.A.S.S. Variations

8.559263
4/01/2007
221. Sierra: New Music with a Caribbean Accent

8.559329
4/01/2007
222. Cooman: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3, Violin Sonata

8.559180
5/01/2007
223. Corigliano: Snapshot - Circa 1909, String Quartet No. 1 Friedman: String Quartet No. 2

8.559277
5/01/2007
224. Joplin: Piano Rags Volume 2

8.559283
5/01/2007
225. Erickson: Orchestral, Chamber and Vocal Music

8.559328
5/01/2007
226. Tower: Made in America, Tambor, Concerto for Orchestra

8.669010-11
5/01/2007
227. Schiff: Gimpel the Fool

8.669012-13
5/01/2007
228. Hanson: Merry Mount

8.559314
6/01/2007
229. Arlen/Gershwin/Weill/Schartz: Classic American Love Songs

8.559321
6/01/2007
230. Wuorinen: Tashi, Percussion Quartet, Fortune

8.669014-15
6/01/2007
231. Hartke: The Greater Good

8.559305
7/01/2007
232. Porter, Q: String Quartets Nos. 1-4

8.559342
7/01/2007
233. Berger: Miracles and Mud, Sink or Swim, Doubles, for amos

8.559300
8/01/2007
234. Headley: California Suite, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Symphony No 1

8.559304
8/01/2007
235. Lauridsen: Choral Works

8.559337
8/01/2007
236. Locklair: Symphony of Seasons, Harp Concerto, Lairs of Soundings

8.559350
8/01/2007
237. Cooman: Piano Music

8.559315
9/01/2007
238. Rorem: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Cello Concerto

8.559320
9/01/2007
239. Gottschalk: Orchestral Works (Complete)

8.559214
10/01/2007
240. Rochberg: Symphony No. 1

8.559291
10/01/2007
241. Thomson, V.: Plow that Broke the Plains (The) / The River

8.559348
10/01/2007
242. Bolcom: Works for Cello (Complete)

8.559366
10/01/2007
243. Hersch, F.: Concert Music (2001-06)

8.559286
11/01/2007
244. Duke: Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto, Homage to Boston

8.559346
12/1/2007
245. Hartway: Imaginary Creatures, 3 Myths, Images of Mogador

8.559371
12/1/2007
246. Coates, Gloria: Symphony No. 15, Cantata da Requiem, Transitions

8.559313
1/1/2008
247. Anderson, L.: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1

8.559335
1/1/2008
248. Fuchs, K.: Canticle to the Sun / United Artists

8.559345
1/1/2008
249. Wuorinen: Dante Trilogy (chamber version)

8.559349
1/1/2008
250. Hutter, G: Orchestral and Solo Piano Works

8.559361
1/1/2008
251. Cooman: Sacred Choral Music

8.559362
1/1/2008
252. Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5

Milken Archive of Jewish American Music
A series of recordings of American Jewish music of real merit. So much of what is consumed as Jewish music is pandering garbage. Here's the good stuff
8.559402
09/16/2003
73:00
1. Weill: The Eternal Road (Highlights)
Kurt Weill  The Eternal Road (highlights)
Constance Hauman, soprano · Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano · Hanna Wollschläger, mezzo-soprano · Ian DeNolfo, tenor · Karl Dent, tenor · Vale Rideout, tenor · Ted Christopher, baritone · James Maddalena, baritone · Rundfunk-Kinderchor Berlin (Manfred Roost, chorus master) · Ernst Senff Chor (Sigurd Brauns, chorus master) · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Gerard Schwartz
Entertaining and emotionally powerful with some moments of great beauty. The recording consists of excerpts from an enormous musical pageant showing the entire history of the Jews, culminating with distress of Jews in Germany in the 1930s. The style is more like opera than musical theater. Weill's melodies in the Eternal Road are more satisfying than those of Die Driegroschenoper or Mahagonny Songspiel; more like The Seven Deadly Sins. This recording is sung in English. The scene of Moses realizing he will not enter Israel is heart-breaking.
8.559404
09/16/2003
69:40
2. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sacred Service; Naomi & Ruth
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario  Naomi and Ruth · Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve · Prayers My Grandfather Wrote (exerpts) · Memorial Service for the Departed (exerpts)
Ana Maria Martinez, soprano · Academy and Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-Fields · Sir Neville Marriner, conductor · Ted Christopher, baritone · Jeremy Cohen, tenor · Rabbi Rodney Mariner, speaker · Hugh Potton, organ · The London Chorus; Ronald Corp, conductor · Barbara Harbach, organ · Cantor Simon Spiro, tenor · McNeil Robinson, organ · New York Cantorial Choir; Neil Levin, conductor
Lovely, melodious and emotionally expressive throughout. Naomi and Ruth, in English with the soprano soloist as Naomi and the two-part women's chorus narrating and as Ruth. Sacred Service in Hebrew with organ accompaniment, generally reverent mood, gentle smooth & melodious. Reminds me of Fauré. The Kiddush is livelier. The Memorial Service is lovely and memorable.
8.559405
09/16/2003
62:33
3. Great Songs from Yiddish Stage Volume 1
Abraham Ellstein  Der Nayer Sher · Oygn · Ikh Vil Es Hern Nokh Amol · Ikh Zing · Abi Gezunt · Zog Es Mir Nokh Amol · Oy, Mame, Bin Ikh Farlibt · Vos Iz Gevorn Fun Mayn Shtetele? · Mazl · Der Alter Tsigayner Ilia Trilling  Zog, Zog, Zog Es Mir · Du Shaynst Vi Di Zun Abe Schwartz  Di Grine Kuzine David Meyerowitz  Vos Geven Iz Geven Un Nito Reuben Doctor  Ikh Bin A "Boarder" Bay Mayn Vayb Herman Yablokoff  Der Dishvasher
Robert Paul Ableson · Bruce Adler · Robert Bloch · Joanne Borts · Amy Goldstein · Benzion Miller · Elizabeth Shammash · Nell Snaidas · Simon Spiro · Vienna Chamber Orchestra · Barcelona Symphony / National Orchestra of Catalonia · Elli Jaffe
A revelation to me. Prior to this album I had heard Yiddish theater only filtered through party bands and schlocky arrangements. This album uses best-guess reconstructions of the original orchestrations, and the result is somewhere between Viennese operetta and tin pan alley. Standouts are Du Shaynst Vi Di Zun (full blown operetta love duet), Abi Gezunt and Di Grine Kuzine
8.559403
09/30/2003
67:05
4. Klezmer Concertos and Encores
Robert Starer  K'li Zemer Paul Schoenfield  Klezmer Rondos Jacob Weinberg  The Maypole · Canzonetta Abraham Ellstein  Hassidic Dance Osvaldo Golijov  Rocketeyka
David Krakauer, clarinet · Gerard Schwarz, conductor · Scott Goff, flute · Alberto Mizrahi, tenor · Alicia Svigals, violin · Martha Mooke, electric viola · Pablo Aslan, contrabass · Barcelona Symphony/National Orchestra of Catalonia · Seattle Symphony Orchestra · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchestrer, Berlin
Starer's K'li Zemer is a clarinet concerto, using an unusual clarinet sound, typical of klezmer clarinet playing. The movements represente different aspects of Hassidic life. Attractive and memorable, challenging musical language, not atonal, great orchestration. Schoenfield's Klezmer Rondos is a wild treat, with solo flute and tenor, humorous and touching, reminiscent of Leonard Bernstein. Golijov's Rocketekya is an exciting romp, a real hoot. Part of it is distorted to sound like it's playing on a 78rpm record. Weinberg's pieces are light dances, sort of like Smetana's dances from The Bartered Bride with a klezmer clarinet, inoffensive. Ellstein's Hassidic Dance also features klezmer clarinet, but is more distinctive and interesting music in its orchestration, harmonies and ability to build tension.
8.559407
10/21/2003
55:47
5. Bernstein: A Jewish Legacy
Leonard Bernstein  Israelite Chorus · Invocation and Trance (from Dybbuk) · Psalm 148 · Reenah · Three Wedding Dances · Yevarechecha · Halil · Simchu Na · Oif Mayn Khas'ne · Vayomer Elohim · Yigdal · Four Sabras · Silhouette (Galilee) · Hashkiveinu
BBC Singers · Rochester Singers · Samuel Adler, conductor · Jean Barr, piano · Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor · Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ · Bonita Boyd, flute · Jack gottlieb, piano · Patrick Gnage, baritone · Avner Itai, conductor · Aaron Miller · Angelina Réaux, mezzo-soprano · Jason Smith, bass baritone · Barry Snyder, piano · Michael Sokol, baritone · Cantor Howard Stahl
8.559408
10/21/2003
65:28
6. Achron: Violin Concerto
Joseph Achron  Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 60 · The Golem (Suite) · Two Tableaux from the Theater Music to Belshazzar
Elmar Oliveira, violin · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Joseph Silverstein, conductor · Czech Philharmonic Orchestra · Barcelona Symphony/National Orchestra of Catalonia · Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Excellent modern concerto. Brilliant orchestration and solo violin writing. The first movement is based on biblical cantillation, the second on two Yemenite folk songs. The performance is fantastic, with a clean and sweet sound from Oliveira, but also wild chicken-like effects in the second movement. The themes are clearly presented, with enough variety to maintain interest over 35 minutes. Golem and Belshazzar are concert suites arranged from incidental music for plays. Golem's orchestration focuses on the low range of the orchestra, excluding upper strings. The depiction of Belshazzar's opulent feast is wildly-orchestrated fun. Achron's use of the orchestra throughout is colorful, inventive and effective.
8.559409
11/18/2003
64:15
7. Milhaud: Service Sacré
Darius Milhaud  Service Sacré Sabbath Morning Service with Additional Prayers for Friday Evening
Yaron Windmueller, baritone · Rabbi Rodney Mariner, reader · Prague Philharmonic Choir · Czech Philharmonic Orchestra · Gerard Schwarz, conductor
8.559410
11/18/2003
73:01
8. Hanukka Celebration
Raymond Goldstein  B'rakhot L'hanukka Hugo Adler  Hannerot Hallalu Aaron Miller  Ma'oz Tzur Samuel Adler  To Celebrate a Miracle · The Flames of Freedom Leo Low  Likhtelekh Zavel Zilberts  Di Khanike Likht Herbert Fromm  Hanukka Madrigal Solomon Ancis  Mizmor Shir Hanukkat Habbayit Judith Shatin  Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin Alexander Olshanetsky  Adonai Z'kharanu Michael Isaacson  Aspects of a Great Miracle
Samuel Adler · Ronald Corp · Cantor Moshe Haschel · Tim Koch · Niel Levin · Cantor Benzion Miller · Schola Hebraeica · Southern Chorale · Cantor Simon Spiro
8.559411
11/18/2003
62:50
9. Jewish Voices in the New World

Hazzan Ira Rohde · Schola Hebraeica · Neil Levin, conductor · Donald Barnum, chorusmaster · Jonathan Fluker, choral preparation
8.559413
01/20/2004
75:04
10. Adolphe: Ladino Songs
Bruce Adolphe  Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering · Mikhoels the Wise (excerpt) · Out of the Whirlwind
Lucy Shelton, soprano · Eliot Fisk, guitar · David Jolley, French horn · Erie Mills, soprano · Nathaniel Watson, baritone · Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwarz, conductor · John Aler, tenor · Phyllis Pancella, mezzo-soprano · College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony · Rodney Winther, conductor
Jolley's horn-playing in the Ladino Songs is stunning. The scene from Mikhoels in which a Korean woman translates the suffering of her own people into support for the Jews is poignant and inspirational. The music in this selection is the most accessible on the album. The accompaniment is delicately scored, often with the feel of chamber music. This is passionate music in a challenging yet emotionally expressive musical language. The Ladino songs preserve only the poetry, not the melodies. Out of the Whirlwind consists of Yiddish songs from the Holocaust, scored for vocal soloists and wind ensemble. Adolphe sometimes keeps only the melody or only the words from the original Yiddish songs. "My mother longed to be at my wedding" is devastating.
8.559414
01/20/2004
50:13
11. Brubeck: Gates of Justice

Dave Brubeck Trio · Keven Deas · Cantor Alberto Mizrahi · Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, director · Russel Gloyd, conductor
8.559427
02/17/2004
73:03
12. Levy: Masada
Marvin David Levy  Canto de los Marranos · Shir Shel Moshe · Masada
Ana Maria Martinez, soprano · Barcelona Symphony/National Orchestra of Catalonia · Jorge Mester, conductor · Vale Rideout, tenor · BBC Singers · Kenneth Kiesler, conductor · Richard Troxell, tenor · Ernst Senff Chor · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Yoel Levi, conductor
8.559430
02/17/2004
72:19
13. Berlinski: Avodat Shabbat
Herman Berlinski  Avodat Shabbat
Robert Brubaker, tenor · Constance Hauman, soprano · Elizabeth Shammash · Ernst Senff Chor · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Gerard Schwartz, conductor
Attractive, tonal, emotionally expressive. Highly inventive in the different combinations of instruments and voices. Ranges from chamber music to powerful full orchestra and chorus. English and Hebrew. Makes use of nusach. Chorus is excellent.
8.559415
03/16/2004
70:39
14. Adler: Symphony No. 5 We Are the Echoes
Samuel Adler  Five Sephardic Choruses · Nuptial Scene · The Binding (excerpt) · El Melekh Yoshev · Ahavat Olam · Sim Shalom · Bar'khu · Sh'ma Yisra'el · V'ahavta and Mi Khamokha · Hashkivenu · Symphony No 5 "We Are the Echoes"
Samuel Adler, conductor · Cantor Roslyn Jhunever Barak · Cantor Richard Botton · Phyllis Bryn-Julson · Ted Christopher · Joseph Evans · Rahpael Frieder · Freda Herseth · Margaret Bishop Kohler · Cantor Alberto Mizrahi · Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir conducted by Patrick Gardner · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
The most notable thing about this album is that it shows Samuel Adler to be fluent and successful in both tonal, accessible music and non-tonal experimental music. The Sephardic Choruses and the Selected Liturgical Works are traditional; Nuptial Scene, Binding and Symphony are experimental. Five Sephardic Chorues, attractive traditional melodies arranged for mixed chorus with soloists and piano. Adler is skilled at hearing interesting harmonies underneath the traditional melodies. The liturgical pieces are for organ, soloists and chorus; tonal with a flowing, meditative feel. Nuptial Scene and The Binding are non-tonal, with wonderful instrumental scoring. Nuptial uses a chamber ensemble to create unusual tone colors; Binding uses full orchestra. Binding is sung; Nuptial combines speaking, chanting and singing. The vocal soloist is so central to the symphony, you could think of it as five orchestral songs. The poems deal with the nature of the Jewish experience: persecution and wandering, the obligation to improve the world, individuals' personal relationship with God. Mostly non-tonal, however haftarah cantillation appears in the fourth movement. Phyllis Bryn-Julson gives an extraordinarily dramatic performance of the dialog between a Jew and God in the third movement.
8.559417
03/16/2004
65:17
15. Toch: The Bitter Herbs; Jeptha
Ernst Toch  Cantata of the Bitter Herbs · Jeptha, Rhapsodic Poem (Symphony No. 5)
Theodore Bikel, narrator · Carol Meyer, soprano · Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano · Richard Clement, tenor · Ted Christopher, baritone · Prague Philharmonic Choir · Czech Philharmonic Orchestra · Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwarz, conductor
8.559412
04/20/2004
58:42
16. Diamond: AHAVA - Brotherhood
David Diamond  AHAVA - Brotherhood · Ma Tovu · Psalm 29 · L'kha Dodi · Psalm 93 Morton Gould  Hamma'ariv Aravim Roy Harris  Mi Khamokha Douglas Moore  Vay'khullu
Theodore Bikel, narrator · Seattle Symphony Orchestra · Gerard Schwartz, conductor · Cantor Charles Osborne · Aaron Miller, organ · Rochester Singers · Samuel Adler, conductor · Richard Troxell, tenor · Margery Dodds, organ · Carolina Chamber Chorale · Timothy Koch, conductor · Karl Dent, tenor · Sarah Graves, organ · University Choir of Texas Tech University · Kenneth Davis, conductor · Elaine Close, soprano · Patrick Mason, baritone · Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ · Chorus of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields · Joseph Cullen, conductor
8.559421
04/20/2004
71:41
17. Ben-Amots: Celestial Dialogues
Ofer Ben-Amots  Hashkivenu - Song of the Angels · Celestial Dialogues · Shtetl Songs · Psalm 81
BBC Singers · Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ · Kenneth Kiesler, conductor · Cantor Alberto Mizrahi · David Krakauer, clarinet · Barcelona Symphony Orchestra/National Orchestra of Catalonia · Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor · Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev, soprano · John Musto, piano · Permonik Children's Choir · Radka Petrásková, soloist · Petr Hladik, Rostislav Mikeška, percussion · Eva Šeinerová, conductor
Hashkivenu is for chorus with percussion. Oddly the percussionist is not credited while the organist is given a bio for a rather minor role. Beautiful sounds, including wordless singing and nonsense syllables, with memorable musical ideas and an etherial mood. Celestial Dialogues is scored for solo clarinet, cantor, string orchestra and percussion. Although there are substantial violin and viola solos, the players are not given credits. Generally the cantor sings straight melodies while the clarinet goes wild in the style of klezmer. Shtetl Songs is a song cycle with piano accompaniment based on Yiddish folk songs. Psalm 81 is for soprano, children's chorus and percussion. It is rhythmically vigorous, with memorable ideas, harmonic tension and remarkable combination of the choral and percussion tambres.
8.559416
05/18/2004
78:22
18. Cantorial Concert Masterpieces
David Roitman  Hayyom T'amtzeinu (orch. by Larry Spivak) Israel Schorr  Sheyyibane Beit Hammikdash (orch. by Robert Elhai) · Robbon Ha'olamim (orch. by Elli Jaffe) Pierre Pinchik  Der Khazn un der Gabe Pinchas Jassinowsky  The Prophecy of Isaiah (orch. by Robert Elhai) David Kusevitsky  Ezrat (orch. by Stanley Silverman) Leib Glantz  Kol M'kaddesh (orch. by Larry Spivak) Moshe Ganchoff  Hashir Shehalviyyim (orch. by Steve Barnett) Zavel Zilberts  Havdala (orch. by Warner Bass) Aaron Tishkowsky  Hammavdil (arr. by Maurice Goldman, orch. by Larry Spivak) William Bogzester  Psalm of David (orch. by Steve Barnett)
Cantor Benzion Miller Barcelon Symphony Orchestra/National Orchestra of Catalonia · Elli Jaffe, conductor · Vienna Choir Boys · Chorus Viennensis · Vienna Chamber Orchestra · Gerard Wirth, conductor · Jorge Mester, conductor · Oxford Philomusica · Marios Papadopoulos, conductor
8.559423
05/18/2004
58:07
19. Wyner: The Mirror; Passover Offering

8.559424
06/15/2004
64:19
20. Jewish Operas, Volume I
Abraham Ellstein  The Golem (excerpts) Robert Strassburg  Chelm (excerpts) David Tamkin  The Dybbuk (excerpts)
Lauren Allardcye, soprano · Michael Gallant, tenor · Christoper Meerdink, tenor · Tyler Oliphant, baritone · University fo Michigan Symphony Orchestra · Kenneth Kiesler, conductor · Karen Longwell, soprano · Carla Wood, mezzo-soprano · Matthew Chellis, tenor · Richard Lalli, baritone · Chamber Opera Ensemble · Paul Hostetter, conductor · Freda Herseth, soprano · Joseph Evans, tenor · Raphael Frieder, baritone · Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra · Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor
8.559425
06/15/2004
68:03
21. Weisgal: T'Kiatot
Hugo Weisgal  T'kiatot: Rituals for Rosh Hashono · Psalm of the Distant Dove · Four Choral Etudes · A Garden Eastward
Seattle Symphony · Steven A. Ovitsky, shofar · Gerard Schwarz, conductor · Ana Maria Martinez, soprano · Kristen Okerlund, piano · BBC Singers · Avner Itai, conductor · Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano · Barcelona Symphony/National Orchestra of Catalonia · Jorge Mester, conductor
8.559420
07/20/2004
63:12
22. Amram: Symphony - Songs of the Soul
David Amram  Symphony - Songs of the Soul · Shir L'erev Shabbat (excerpts) · The Final Ingredient (excerpts)
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Christopher Wilkins, conductor · Richard Troxell, tenor · BBC Singers · Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ · Kenneth Kiesler, condctor · Deborah Selig, soprano · Pei Yi Wang, mezzo-soprano · Sarah Elizabeth Williams, mezzo-soprano · Thomas Glenn, tenor · Brian Pfaltzgraf, tenor · Nichaols Phan, tenor · Jesse Blumberg, baritone · Tyler Oliphant, baritone · Mark Kent, bass · University of Michigan Opera Chorus and Orchestra · Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
The symphony combines eastern Jewish music with a jazzy feel. It's catchy, fun, with memorable ideas and distinctive orchestration. The Friday night service selections, for organ, tenor and mixed chorus, are pleasant but not particularly distinctive. Scene 5 from "The Final Ingredient" for a cappella women's chorus is marvelously effective. The women of a concentration camp are commanded to entertain the guards. They sing of Jewish suffering. A beautiful setting of "By the rivers of Babylon" is included. Scenes 9 and 10, with orchestral, show a secret Pesach Seder in the concentration camp. One character has given his life to procure an improvised surrogate for a ritual item required for the Seder. The Jews sing a glorious Yigdal celebrating their successful observation of Pesach under the worst conditions. I am slightly uncomfortable with the sense of rejoicing here. In both scenes these fictional Jews achieve symbolic acts of resistance set to glorious music of victory, while the reality was unfathomable misery and death.
8.559426
07/20/2004
63:19
23. Jewish Tone Poems
Aaron Avshalomov  Four Biblical Tableaux Sheila Silber  Shirat Sara Jan Meyerowitz  Symphony Midrash Esther
Runfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Seattle Symphony · Gerard Schwartz · Yoel Levi
8.559418
08/17/2004
24. Schoenfield: Viola Concerto

8.559428-29
08/17/2004
116:50
25. First S'Lichot, The

8.559419
09/21/2004
26. Vienna Choir Boys - Kalib, Kaplan
Sholom Kalib  The Day of Rest Abraham Kaplan  Psalms of Abraham
Cantor Naftali Herstik · Cantor Shimon Craimer · Vienna Choir Boys
Kalib's Day of Rest is some safe, conservative music making. It's scored for a chorus of men and boys with chamber orchestra. The melodies are original, but sound traditional. The orchestral accompaniment is competent and bland. The development of the material is competent and occasionally cheesy. The cantorial solos succeed in conveying the feel of an Eastern European synagogue. This piece simply doesn't rise to the level of the other entries in the series.
8.559442
09/21/2004
27. Genesis Suite (1945) / Gerard Schwartz

8.559433
10/19/2004
28. Gottlieb: Love Songs for Sabbath

8.559434
11/16/2004
70:08
29. Jacobi: Cello Concerto / Hagiographa / Sabbath Evening Service
Frederick Jacobi  Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra · Sabbath Evening Service (excerpts) · Hagiographa · Ahavat Olam · Two Pieces in Sabbath Mood
Alban Gerhardt, cello · Barcelona Symphony / National Orchestra of Catalonia · Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor · Patrick Mason, baritone · Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus · Joseph Cullen, conductor · Brian Krinke, violin · Perrin Yang, violin · George Taylor, viola · Stefan Reuss, cello · Joseph Werner, piano · Cantor Robert Bloch · New York Cantorial Choir · Aaron Miller, organ · Samuel Adler, conductor · Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
8.559436
01/18/2005
30. Davidson: Singing of Angels (A) / And David Danced Before the Lord

8.559435
02/22/2005
31. Kingsley: Voices from the Shadow / Jazz Psalms / Shabbat for Today

8.559460
03/22/2005
32. Traditional Cantorial and Concert Favorites / Simon Spiro

8.559432
04/19/2005
33. Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage Volume 2

8.559438
04/19/2005
34. Foss: Elegy for Anne Frank, Song of Anguish

8.559457
06/21/2005
35. Weinberg: Piano Concerto No. 2

8.559456
09/20/2005
36. Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 Kaddish, Chichester Psalms

8.559453
10/18/2005
37. Beveridge: Yizkor Requiem

8.559444
11/15/2005
38. Zaimont: Parable, Sacred Service

8.559451
1/17/2006
39. Jewish String Quartets: Milhaud, Binder, Schonthal, Zorn, Secunda

8.559440
2/21/2006
40. Helfman: Di Naye Hagode, Hag Habikkurim, The Holy Ark

8.559443
3/21/2006
41. Weiner: The Art of the Yiddish Song

8.559461
4/18/2006
42. In Celebration of Israel: Weill, Chajes, Fromm, Helfman, Scharf, Secunda

8.559422
5/16/2006
43. Stock: A Little Miracle

8.559446
8/29/2006
44. Berlinski: From the World of My Father

8.559439
9/26/2006
45. Jewish Music of the Dance

8.559452
9/26/2006
46. Sacred Services from Israel

8.559445
10/31/2006
47. Psalms of Joy & Sorrow

8.559450
11/21/2006
48. Jewish Operas Vol 2

8.559455
11/21/2006
49. Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage Vol 3

Other American Music
Here are some other recordings on other labels that seem to me to be in the spirit of the Naxos American Classics series
Delos 1016
1988
61:10
1. Albert: Symphony RiverRun, To Wake the Dead
Stephen Albert  Symphony RiverRun · To Wake the Dead
Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor · National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C. · Lucy Shelton, soprano · Christopher Kendall, conductor · The 20th Century Consort
Delos 3059
1989
55:41
2. Albert: In Concordiam, TreeStone
Stephen Albert  In Concordiam · TreeStone
Ilkka Talvi, violin · Seattle Symphony · Lucy Shelton, soprano · David Gordon, tenor · New York Chamber Symphony · Gerard Schwartz
Koch 3-7135-2H1
1992
52:00
3. Herrmann: Symphony No 1 / Schuman New England Triptych
Bernard Herrmann  Symphony No. 1 William Schuman  New England Triptych
The Phoenix Symphony · James Sedares
Koch 3-7181-2H1
1993
52:01
4. Gould: Fall River Legend / Thompson: Symphony No 1
Morton Gould  Fall River Legend Randall Thompson  Symphony No 1
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra · James Sedares
Koch 3-7283-2H1
1995
49:00
5. Thompson: Frostiana / Testament of Freedom
Randall Thompson  The Testament of Freedom · Frostiana
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra · New York Choral Society · Richard Auldon Clark
Koch 3-7372-2H1
1997
6. Asia: Concerto for Piano
Daniel Asia  Gateways · Piano Concerto · Black Light
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra · James Sedares, conductor · André-Michel Schub, piano
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