50 Best American Classics - Bamboula, My Old Kentucky Home, The Liberty Bell, Mood Indigo et al. [3 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. This next installment of five releases features everything from the greatest American Classics to a collection of Wagner's greatest works.


Works:

Disc 1

01 Bamboula (1992 - Remaster) - Leonard Pennario

02 My Old Kentucky Home (2011 - Remaster) - Salli Terri

03 Oedipus Tyrannus Prelude, Op.35 - London Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Klein

04 Festival Overture on “The Star Spangled Banner” - London Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Klein

05 To a Wild Rose (No. 1 of Woodland Sketches Op. 51) - Dame Moura Lympany

06 The Liberty Bell - Timothy Foley - The Great American Main Street Ban

07 The Entertainer - Joshua Rifkin

08 Pizzicato and Adagietto (Capriccioso. Allegretto): Suite in E for Strings, Op.63 - London Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Klein

09 The Half-Ring Moon - Deborah Voigt

10 At the River - Marni Nixon/John McCabe

11 Opening: Rhapsody in Blue (jazzband version) - Wayne Marshall/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest

12 No. 2 in C sharp minor: Three Preludes - Leonard Pennario

13 Skyscrapers - London Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Klein

14 II. Andante Con Tenerezza: Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” - Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Disc 2

01 Mood Indigo (I. Mills - A. Bigard) (Mills Music, Inc.) - Barbara Hendricks - Monty Alexander Trio

02 On The Trail: Grand Canyon Suite (1997 Digital Remaster) - Felix Slatkin/The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestr

03 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta, 1933) (1996 - Remaster) - Barry Tuckwell/Sir Richard Rodney Bennett/Ensemble

04 Overture: Anything Goes - London Symphony Orchestra/John McGlinn

05 Adagio for Strings Op. 11 - London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas

06 Pastorale (Grass): The Plow That Broke The Plains - Suite - Sir Neville Marriner/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

07 Cattle: The Plow That Broke The Plains - Suite - Sir Neville Marriner/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

08 Blues (Speculation): The Plow That Broke The Plains - Suite - Sir Neville Marriner/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

09 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Pal Joey) - Frederica von Stade/London Symphony Orchestra/John

10 Take the ‘A’ Train - Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orche

11 Fanfare for the Common Man (1999 - Remaster) - Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México/Enriqu

12 Very Slowly: Appalachian Spring (1999 Digital Remaster) - Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

13 Allegro: Appalachian Spring (1999 Digital Remaster) - Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

14 The Transgressor and Medusa - Love and Death: Undertow (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

15 Alone, the Transgressor writhes in fear: Undertow (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

16 Finale - The Transgressor atones for his fatal act: Undertow (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

17 III. Misuranto e pesante: Second Sonata for Piano - Peter Lawson

18 Overture: Annie Get Your Gun - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn

19 The Lordly Hudson (Paul Goodman) - Nathan Gunn/Kevin Murphy

Disc 3

01 Façades - London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green/

02 Pizzicato and Adagietto (Capriccioso. Allegretto): Suite in E for Strings, Op.63 - London Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Klein

03 Over the Piano (Arnold Weinstein) - Nathan Gunn/Kevin Murphy

04 To a Wild Rose (No. 1 of Woodland Sketches Op. 51) - Dame Moura Lympany

05 Rozart Mix (1965) (2008 Digital Remaster) - Ensemble Musica Negativa/Rainer Riehn/Hermann Danu

06 Elegy: Fall River Legend (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

07 Church Social: Fall River Legend (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

08 Hymnal Variations: Fall River Legend (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

09 Cotillion: Fall River Legend (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

10 The Little Horses (Lullaby) - Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russel

11 The Dodger (Campaign Song) - Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russel

12 Long Time Ago (Ballad) - Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russel

13 Simple Gifts (Shaker Song) - Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russel

14 Part 1 - The Street: Capital Of The World - Abridged (1997 Digital Remaster) - Joseph Levine/Ballet Theatre Orchestra

15 Candide (Overture) - Leonard Slatkin/St Louis Symphony Orchestra

16 Vermont counterpoint - Ransom Wilson

17 Anniversary: Three Occasions for Orchestra - London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen

18 Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Fanfare for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra

19 Canon 5/7: Three Canons for Ursula - Thomas Adès





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