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Charles Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Orchestral Works, Vol. 1) / Melbourne SO; Sir Andrew Davis

Album Summary

>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 1, for orchestra in D minor, S. 1 (K. 1A1)
>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine, May 2015
The Melbourne performers rate highly and anyone wanting the first two symphonies together encapsulating early Ives can hardly do better.

The Guardian, 5th March 2015
Davis and the orchestra capture the energy and moments of naughty-boy wildness in [the Second Symphony] right up to the piled-up dissonance of the final chord, always remembering that both symphonies are fundamentally cut from traditional musical cloth. It's a promising start to the series, though the music will become more interesting as it goes on.

This is the first volume of a new series dedicated to the music of Charles Ives, performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Sir Andrew Davis. An amateur genius of avant-garde composing who experimented with groundbreaking techniques years ahead of their time, the American composer started out with more conventional works - as shown by the two early symphonies recorded here. Exclusive to Chandos, Sir Andrew Davis is the conductor in many of Chandos' best-selling recordings and has already recorded two highly praised albums with the Melbourne Symphony.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Au.



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>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 1, for orchestra in D minor, S. 1 (K. 1A1)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Ensemble: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (07/28/2014-07/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1898-1902

>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Notes: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (07/29/2014-07/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900-1902