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Music for a Time of War by Ives, Adams, Britten, Vaughn Williams

> The Unanswered Question - The Unanswered Question
> The Wound-Dresser - The Wound-Dresser
> Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 - I. Lacrymosa
> Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 - II. Dies Irae
> Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 - III. Requiem aeternam
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor - I. Allegro
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor - II. Andante moderato
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor - III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor - IV. Finale con epilogo fugato: Allegro molto

Album Summary

>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
>Adams, John : The Wound-Dresser
>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 4 in F minor
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Since the Oregon Symphony was established more than 100 years ago, it has been recognized for its internationally acclaimed music directors, skilled performers, diverse programs and outstanding community services in education and regional touring. The Oregon Symphony now ranks among the largest orchestras in the nation and as one of the largest arts organizations in the Northwest. In their first release on the PentaTone label, the Symphony, led by conductor Carlos Kalmar, presents what the New York Times called a "a vivid, often wrenching program," Music for a Time of War. The Symphony performed this program in their recent Carnegie Hall debut, to wide critical acclaim. Mr. Kalmar told NPR of the timeliness of the program "I must say very clearly that we did not go towards that idea because we, as a human race, are in a time of war now. As a matter of fact, unfortunately, the human race is always at war somewhere with someone." "Triumphant" - Alex Ross

"This is an outstanding example of how a large orchestra should be recorded... How ever many versions of these four works you have in your library you should investigate this rather special recording. Though Carlos Kalmar's interpretations of each individual work are very fine indeed, playing this SACD from beginning to end in an uninterrupted session provides an unforgettable 78 minutes listening." -SA-CD.net

International Record Review, February 2012
Music for a Time of War is a compelling and inspired example of intelligent programme planning, and it's extremely well played by the Oregon Symphony conducted by Carlos Kalmar... The live recorded sound is exceptionally vibrant.

Gramophone Magazine
The Unanswered Question is given a refined and cultivated reading...Sylvan is a most eloquent soloist...Kalmar's interpretation [of the Vaughan Williams] is probing. He controls the stretches of quiet music very well while the climaxes have strength."MusicWeb International, July 2012

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (05/07/2011-05/08/2011).



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Works Details

>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
  • Performer: Jeffrey Work (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Carlos Kalmar
  • Notes: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (05/07/2011-05/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906-1934

>Adams, John : The Wound-Dresser
  • Performers: Jun Iwasaki (Violin); Sanford Sylvan
  • Conductor: Carlos Kalmar
  • Notes: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (05/07/2011-05/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1988

>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Carlos Kalmar
  • Notes: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (05/07/2011-05/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1940

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 4 in F minor
  • Conductor: Carlos Kalmar
  • Notes: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (05/07/2011-05/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931-1934