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Romantic Approach: A Special Collection of 20th Century American Music

Album Summary

>Copland, Aaron : Quiet City
>Bernstein, Leonard : Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra
>Cowell, Henry : Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 2 for string orchestra, HC 657
>Carter, Elliott : Elegy, for string quartet
>Barber, Samuel : Quartet for Strings in B major, Op. 11
>Cage, John : Dream
>Gershwin, George : Lullaby, for string quartet
>Foote, Arthur : Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet "A Night Piece"
>Schickele, Peter : Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello & piano
>Ellington, Duke : The River
>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
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Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Maria Newman (violin, viola); David Alberman, Joanne Zagst, Donald Hopkins, Roy Lewis, Irvine Arditti , Eric Lewis (violin); Raymond Page, John Dexter , Levine Andrade (viola); Judith Glyde, Rohan de Saram, Leonard Feldman (cello); Jeff Elmassian (clarinet); Celia Nicklin (English horn).

The Romantic Approach: 20th Century American collects soothing and sentimental pieces from contemporary American composers, as performed by the Alard Quartet, the Milwaukee Symphony and other ensembles. Bernstien's "Lonely Town (Pas De Deux)" is interpreted by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, while Ellington's "Village Of The Virgins" and Grofe's "Painted Desert" are performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. ~ Heather Phares



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Works Details

>Copland, Aaron : Quiet City
  • Performers: The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Trumpet); Michael Laird (Trumpet); Celia Nicklin (Horn)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Bernstein, Leonard : Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra :: Lonely Town (Pas de deux)
  • Performer: New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Cowell, Henry : Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 2 for string orchestra, HC 657 :: Hymn
  • Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sergey Koussevitzky
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1944

>Carter, Elliott : Elegy, for string quartet
  • Performer: Arditti String Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Barber, Samuel : Quartet for Strings in B major, Op. 11 :: Adagio
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Cage, John : Dream
  • Performers: Maria Newman (Viola); Maria Newman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Gershwin, George : Lullaby, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1919

>Foote, Arthur : Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet "A Night Piece"
  • Performer: Alard Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Schickele, Peter : Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello & piano :: 3rd Movement
  • Performer: Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1982

>Ellington, Duke : The River :: Village of the Virgins
  • Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra :: Painted Desert
  • Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
  • Conductor: Lukas Foss
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906-1934