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'Road Trip': A Musical Journey Across America, with Music of Ives, Copland, John Adams and Paul Simon / Aurora Orch.; Collon et al.

Album Summary

>Word, Spoken : Intro
>Adams, John : Chamber Symphony
>Muhly, Nico : Reynardine, folk song setting for voice & orchestra
>Ives, Charles : The Housatonic at Stockbridge
>Traditional, Scottish : The Brown Haired Maiden
>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring
>Baillie, Max : Passing Places, for chamber orchestra
>Simon, Paul : Hearts And Bones
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Aurora Orchestra, together with rising conductor Nicholas Collon, is one of the most innovative, energetic and talented ensembles in the world today, earning effusive praise from top critics and quickly establishing itself as one of the most significant new chamber orchestras in a generation. For Road Trip, their first album with Warner Classics, Aurora have chosen an American-themed program which takes a musical journey across the country, with Aaron Copland's bucolic Appalachian Spring, Charles Ives' shimmering The Houstatonic at Stockbridge from his Three Places in New England, and John Adams' monumental, irrepressibly kinetic Chamber Symphony. Interspersed throughout the program are three newly-commissioned song arrangements by young US-based composer Nico Muhly - two traditional songs along with the Paul Simon classic "Hearts and Bones." US-based singer/songwriters Sam Amidon and Dawn Landes will contribute vocals to these songs.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
Adams's Chamber Symphony, inspired equally by Schoenberg and cartoon scores, is taken at a cracking pace, even faster than the composer's own...[Appalachian Spring] is given a lovely performance, fresh in colouring and crisp in attack...So fine is the playing here that I would have been glad to have had the whole of Ives's triptych.

The Telegraph, 18th January 2015
It says much for the orchestra's imagination and that of its conductor, Nicholas Collon, that the disc has the true feel and immediacy of a live concert...with an arresting variety of styles cohesively drawn into a glowingly organic whole.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-).



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Works Details

>Word, Spoken : Intro :: I Sallied Out, for voice & ensemble
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Ensemble: Members of Aurora Orchestra
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Adams, John : Chamber Symphony
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Muhly, Nico : Reynardine, folk song setting for voice & orchestra
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ives, Charles : The Housatonic at Stockbridge
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: by 1914

>Traditional, Scottish : The Brown Haired Maiden
  • Performer: Dawn Landes (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Baillie, Max : Passing Places, for chamber orchestra
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Ensemble: Members of Aurora Orchestra
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Simon, Paul : Hearts And Bones
  • Performers: Samamidon (Guitar); Samamidon (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Notes: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary