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Roy Harris: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

Audio Samples

>Harris, Roy : Symphony no 6 ("Gettysburg")
>Harris, Roy : Symphony no 5
>Harris, Roy : Acceleration, for orchestra

Album Summary

>Harris, Roy : Symphony no 6 ("Gettysburg")
>Harris, Roy : Symphony no 5
>Harris, Roy : Acceleration, for orchestra
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

"For reasons not entirely clear to either musicians or musicologists, Roy Harris is the forgotten man among American composers of the 1930s and 1940s...Hopefully, after this disc, that will be no more...[The Fifth] is a great symphony...[The Sixth] is without question one of the crown jewels of Harris' output...Marin Alsop, another Naxos conductor I've always admired, simply outdoes herself here. Like so many modern conductors, she emphasizes well-balanced sections, a steady tempo, and fine dynamic contrasts, but unlike so many others she throws herself into the music...If you have an interest in American music of this period, you simply must get this CD." - Fanfare

"..the music has considerable power and fervour, and Marin Alsop's effective advocacy ensures strong-boned orchestral playing from her Bournemouth forces." -The Observer

"... these are strong, accounts, and admirers of the Third who want to explore Harris further won't be disappointed." -BBC Music Magazine ****

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK (05/09/2008-05/10/2008).



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Works Details

>Harris, Roy : Symphony no 6 ("Gettysburg")
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK (05/09/2008-05/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Harris, Roy : Symphony no 5
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK (05/09/2008-05/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1942

>Harris, Roy : Acceleration, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK (05/09/2008-05/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941