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Ives: Symphonies no 2 & 3, etc / Litton, Dallas SO

Album Summary

>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 3 "The Camp Meeting"
>Ives, Charles : General William Booth Enters into Heaven, for chorus, optional solo voice, chamber orchestra & percu
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"What a wonderful surprise it has been, seeing this release of the complete Ives symphonies on Hyperion. I have no doubt that Andrew Litton's cycle will serve as the reference for many years to come In any case, well before the finale's coda, Litton has made this recording of the Second Symphony the new standard by which others should be judged, and that includes Bernstein (both times) Finally, the engineering is rich, clear, and vibrant. A major achievement, no doubt about it." -ClassicsToday

'Cherish the endearing Third for its alert phrasing; cherish the Fourth for the transcendental finale, beautifully caught by the microphones. Polished performances' (The Times)

'[No other version] quite probes or reveals the unique and compelling world of Ives's imagination as does this' (International Record Review)

'These performances represent all that's best about American orchestras and conductors' (MusicWeb International)

'A truly haunting effect' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Stunning "live" performances' (Yorkshire Post)

'What a wonderful surprise it has been, seeing the release of the complete Ives symphonies on Hyperion. I have no doubt that Andrew Litton's cycle will serve as the reference for many years to come ... You won't hear a more insouciant account of the finale anywhere, while the second movement has a real spring to its step - its final bars are simply hilarious, less outrageous than the symphony's ending, but no less surprising in their own way ... The Third Symphony isn't as easy to play as it sounds, and Litton not only captures the music's flow to perfection, he gives the small wind and brass complement plenty of opportunity to shine, albeit sensitively ... Finally, the engineering is rich, clear and vibrant. A major achievement, no doubt about it' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Litton and the Dallas Symphony realise very well Symphony no 3...a powerful sense of community is captured - the hymn singing at camp meetings - the whole finely modulated and pointed, the second movement Scherzo being especially ear catching, and the finale ideally intense' (Fanfare, USA)

'Quant à la Symphony no 4, elle rend plus manifestes le projet spirituel, le savoir-faire musical, la matière sinore grouillante et la nature créatrice du compositeur. Là encore, le travail d'Andrew Litton est à saluer parce qu'il nous place dans le 'laboratoire' passionné de chaque oeuvre, il joue chaque pièce pour ce qu'elle est et jamais au nom d'une 'vision' d'interprète qui recouvrait ce corpus décidément extraordinaire' (La monde de la musique, France)

'There are various 'one off' recordings of Ives's symphonies, but Andrew Litton and Hyperion are to be commended for presenting these works splendidly played and excellently recorded in state-of-the-art sound ... Litton is his own man and his reading is a very strong and convincing one' (ClassicalSource.com)



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>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
  • Performer: Christopher Adkins (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 39 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900-1902
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 3 "The Camp Meeting" :: The Camp Meeting, for orchestra, S. 3 (K. 1A3)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX (09/23/2004-09/26/2004)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1904
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ives, Charles : General William Booth Enters into Heaven, for chorus, optional solo voice, chamber orchestra & percu
  • Performer: Donnie Albert (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX (01/19/2006-01/22/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934
  • Studio/Live: Live