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John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 1; The Tempest; As You Like It, overture / Ulster Orch., Falletta

> As You Like It Overture, Op. 28 - As You Like It Overture, Op. 28
> The Tempest, Op. 31 - I. The Storm
> The Tempest, Op. 31 - II. Calm and happy scene before Prospero's cell
> The Tempest, Op. 31 - II. Ariel
> The Tempest, Op. 31 - III. Prosperos Tale
> The Tempest, Op. 31 - IV. The happy love of Ferdinand and Miranda -
> The Tempest, Op. 31 - IV. Episode with Caliban - Triumph of Prospero's potent art
> Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 23 - I. Allegro con brio
> Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 23 - II. Allegro vivace
> Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 23 - III. Adagio
> Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 23 - IV. Allegro vivace

Album Summary

>Paine, John Knowles : As You Like It, overture for orchestra, Op. 28
>Paine, John Knowles : Shakespeare's Tempest, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 31
>Paine, John Knowles : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 23
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

John Knowles Paine was one of the 'Boston Six', a group of important American composers active in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. His German training equipped him with considerable formal skill and he soon rose to become a pioneer of the symphonic tradition in America. Paine's Symphony No. 1 received a tremendous reception at its première on account of its attractive themes, skilful orchestration and accomplished design. The Overture As You Like It is notable for its graceful and tuneful themes, whereas Shakespeare's Tempest is a more adventurous and powerful Lisztian tone poem.

MusicWeb International, 4th October 2013
Though [Paine] is not among the greatest composers, nor is he a merely mediocre one, and at least his symphonies deserve to be regularly heard.

New York Times, 19th February 2014
All are persuasively crafted, making these regal, beautifully played and recorded accounts impossible to dismiss.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK (10/15/2012/10/16/2012).



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>Paine, John Knowles : As You Like It, overture for orchestra, Op. 28
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK (10/15/2012/10/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Paine, John Knowles : Shakespeare's Tempest, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 31
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK (10/15/2012/10/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1877

>Paine, John Knowles : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 23
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK (10/15/2012/10/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1875