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American Classics - Rochberg: Symphony no 1 / Lyndon-Gee

Album Summary

>Rochberg, George : Symphony no 1
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Although the first, fourth and fifth movements were performed in cut form in March 1958, Rochberg's Symphony No. 1, the first large-scale work of his career, is here heard complete for the first time. Rochberg's teacher, Leopold Mannes, called the Capriccio movement, heard orchestrally for the first time ever in the present performance, "the craziest music I have ever seen!" More than fifty years on, this powerfully individual work has stood the test of time, and of neglect. It is a 'First Symphony" of a young composer who was a natural composer for the orchestra, and a born symphonist.


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>Rochberg, George : Symphony no 1
  • Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • Ensemble: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Groáes Sendesaal, Funkhaus Halberg, Saarbrücken, Germany (01/06/2004-01/09/2004)
  • Running Time: 63 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948-1949