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Edward Joseph Collins: The complete recorded works / Marin Alsop, Manhattan String Quartet et al.

Notes & Reviews:

Albany Records completes its series of recording of the music of Edward Joseph Collins (1886-1951) by offering an anthology of the 10 discs in a slipcase. Collins left an oeuvre comprised of ten major orchestral works (including a symphony, two overtures and three suites), three piano concerti, Hymn to the Earth (for orchestra, choir, and four solo voices), several chamber works, 15 songs for voice and piano (four arranged by Verne Reynolds for chamber/string orchestra), and more than a dozen piano solo and duo scores and an opera, all of which are included in the anthology. Called "... an exemplar of romantic, tonal tradition, keenly lyrical in manner... " the influence and importance of this Illinois native's music can now be assessed.


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