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The Story of American Classical Music / Scherer, et al

Album Summary

>Fry, William Henry : Overture to Macbeth
>Gottschalk, Louis M. : Symphony no 1
>MacDowell, Edward : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23
>Foote, Arthur : Quartet for Piano and Strings in C major, Op. 23
>Chadwick, George Whitefield : Angel of Death, symphonic poem for orchestra, L. 2/23
>Hadley, Henry : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 64
>Beach, Amy : Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 45
>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : Preludes (3), for piano, A. 86-88
>Cadman, Charles Wakefield : From the Land of the Sky Blue Water
>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
>Ives, Charles : Country Band March
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : King Cotton, march for band
>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
>Gershwin, George : Cuban Overture
>Antheil, George : Symphony for Five Instruments, for flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone & viola (2nd Version, a.k.a. "Q
>Piston, Walter [Composer] : The Incredible Flutist, ballet suite for orchestra
>Copland, Aaron : Billy the Kid
>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Kitten on the Keys, for piano
>Schuman, William : New England Triptych
>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24
>Cage, John : Totem Ancestor, for prepared piano
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Schuller, Gunther : Trio for piano, violin & cello
>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 22 ("City of Light"), Op. 236
>Carter, Elliott : Piano Concerto
>Rochberg, George : Concerto for Violin (rev. 2001 by Lyndon-Gee with composer)
>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Torke, Michael [Composer] : Rapture, concerto for percussion & orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Think 'American Classical Music and what names spring to mind? Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein? Joplin, Foster Sousa? These great composers are deservedly famous, but from Colonial times to the present America's classical music legacy contains riches that are less familiar. This 'Story of American Classical Music' features the legacy of America's great composers. From Gottschalk and MacDowell, to Ives, Cage, Adams, Glass and Torke, this 20,000 essay includes over 2 hours of music.



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Works Details

>Fry, William Henry : Overture to Macbeth
  • Conductor: Tony Rowe
  • Running Time: 10 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Gottschalk, Louis M. : Symphony no 1 :: "La nuit des tropiques" (Night in the Tropics), for orchestra, D. 104 (RO 255)
  • Conductor: Richard Rosenberg
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1858-1859

>MacDowell, Edward : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23 :: Finale
  • Performer: Stephen Prutsman (Piano)
  • Conductor: Arthur Fagen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1884-1886

>Foote, Arthur : Quartet for Piano and Strings in C major, Op. 23 :: Movement 1
  • Performer: James Barbagallo (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Da Vinci Quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1890

>Chadwick, George Whitefield : Angel of Death, symphonic poem for orchestra, L. 2/23
  • Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Running Time: 13 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 01/03/1918

>Hadley, Henry : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 64 :: Movement 3
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911

>Beach, Amy : Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 45 :: Movement 3
  • Performer: Alan Feinberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1899

>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : Preludes (3), for piano, A. 86-88 :: Prelude no 2
  • Performer: Michael Lewin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Cadman, Charles Wakefield : From the Land of the Sky Blue Water
  • Performers: Paul Posnak (Piano); Peter Zazofsky (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2) :: Movement 4
  • Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900-1902

>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
  • Conductor: James Sinclair
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906-1934

>Ives, Charles : Country Band March
  • Conductor: James Sinclair
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1905

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : King Cotton, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1895

>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
  • Performer: Alexander Peskanov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Gershwin, George : Cuban Overture
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1932

>Antheil, George : Symphony for Five Instruments, for flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone & viola (2nd Version, a.k.a. "Q
  • Conductor: Daniel Spalding
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923

>Piston, Walter [Composer] : The Incredible Flutist, ballet suite for orchestra :: Spanish Waltz
  • Performer: Scott Goff (Flute)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Copland, Aaron : Billy the Kid :: Finale
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940

>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Kitten on the Keys, for piano
  • Performer: Eteri Andjaparidze (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Schuman, William : New England Triptych :: Movement 3
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 :: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra), Op. 24
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947-1950

>Cage, John : Totem Ancestor, for prepared piano
  • Performer: Boris Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story :: Act 1
  • Performers: Betsi Morrison (Voice); Mike Eldred (Voice)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955-57.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955-1957

>Schuller, Gunther : Trio for piano, violin & cello :: Movement 3
  • Ensemble: Eaken Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984

>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 22 ("City of Light"), Op. 236 :: Movement 2
  • Conductor: Alan Hovhaness
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1970

>Carter, Elliott : Piano Concerto :: Movement 1
  • Performer: Mark Wait (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Running Time: 10 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1964-1965

>Rochberg, George : Concerto for Violin (rev. 2001 by Lyndon-Gee with composer) :: Introduction
  • Performer: Peter Skaerved (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin :: Movement 3
  • Performer: Adele Anthony (Violin)
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1987

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Torke, Michael [Composer] : Rapture, concerto for percussion & orchestra :: Movement 3
  • Performer: Colin Currie (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary