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American Classics - Foote: Francesca da Rimini Op 24, Air and Gavotte, etc / Schwarz, Seattle SO

Album Summary

>Foote, Arthur : Francesca da Rimini, symphonic prologue for orchestra, Op. 24
>Foote, Arthur : Serenade, for orchestra, Op. 25
>Foote, Arthur : Character Pieces (4) after the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam for orchestra, Op. 48
>Foote, Arthur : Suite for string orchestra in E major, Op. 63
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Born in Massachusetts, Arthur Foote was unusual among 19th century American composers in that practically all of his training took place in the United States. His individualistic style recalls the classical structure of Brahms while reveling in exotic harmonies and colorful orchestrations typical of late romanticism. Foote's "Symphonic Prologue," 'Francesca da Rimini', based on the story of the doomed lovers Francesca and Paolo as immortalized in Dante's 'Inferno', is a thrillingly original musical vision, and offers a fascinating comparison to Tchaikovsky's well-known tone poem of the same name. Also featured on this CD are exquisite character pieces inspired by the poetry of the medieval Persian mystic Omar Khayyam.



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>Foote, Arthur : Francesca da Rimini, symphonic prologue for orchestra, Op. 24
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Foote, Arthur : Serenade, for orchestra, Op. 25 :: Air
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Foote, Arthur : Serenade, for orchestra, Op. 25 :: Gavotte
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Foote, Arthur : Character Pieces (4) after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám for orchestra, Op. 48
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Foote, Arthur : Suite for string orchestra in E major, Op. 63
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA (11/12/2004/02/11/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907