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Walter Piston: String Quartets Nos 1, 3 & 5
Walter Piston: String Quartets Nos 1, 3 & 5

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-09-28

Works: Walter Piston: Quartet for Strings no 1; Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 5

Much lauded in his lifetime, Walter Piston is remembered chiefly today for his eight Symphonies, the two Violin Concertos (NXS 8559003) and the popular ballet,...continue...
Recording information: St. Anne's Church, Toronto, Canada (11/12/2008-11/14/2008)....continue...
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The Story of American Classical Music / Scherer, et al
The Story of American Classical Music / Scherer, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-06-21

Works: William Henry Fry: Overture to Macbeth; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Symphony no 1; Edward MacDowell: Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23; Arthur Foote: Quartet for Piano and Strings in C major, O...
Performers: Andjaparidze, Eteri; Anthony, Adele; Barbagallo, James; Berman, Boris; Currie, Colin; Eldred, Mike; Feinberg, Alan [Piano]; Gauvin, Karina; Goff, Scott [Flute]; Lewin, Michael; Morrison, Betsi; Peska...
Conductors: Rowe, Tony; Rosenberg, Richard; Fagen, Arthur; ; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Williams, John McLaughlin; Sinclair, James; Brion, Keith; Judd, James; Spalding, Daniel; Schwarz, Gerard; Serebrier, José;...
Ensemble: ; Da Vinci Quartet; Eaken Piano Trio

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...continue...
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American Classics - Piston: Symphonies no 2 & 6 / Schwarz
American Classics - Piston: Symphonies no 2 & 6 / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-07-01

Works: Walter Piston: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 6 ("Gettysburg")
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"In some ways Piston was the dean of American muisc. But as a result of his intellect and his association with the university environment, he...continue...
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American Classics - Piston: Symphony no 4, etc / Schwarz
American Classics - Piston: Symphony no 4, etc / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-05-01

Works: Walter Piston: Symphony no 4; Capriccio for harp & string orchestra; New England Sketches (3) for orchestra
Performers: Wunrow, Therese Elder
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"This is one of several Naxos issues from an American music series that was produced in the 90s on Delos. It is good to have...continue...
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American Classics - Piston: The Incredible Flutist, etc
American Classics - Piston: The Incredible Flutist, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-04-01

Works: Walter Piston: The Incredible Flutist, ballet suite for orchestra; Fantasy for English Horn, harp & strings; Suite for orchestra; Concerto for string quartet, winds & percussion; Psalm & Prayer of Da...
Performers: Danielson, Glen; Goff, Scott [Flute]; Wunrow, Therese Elder
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard

"As a result of his intellect and his association with the university environment, [Piston] was considered to be a somewhat dull, academic composer. For anyone...continue...
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American Classics - Celebrate the American Spirit
American Classics - Celebrate the American Spirit

4 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-11-20

Works: John Philip Sousa: The Irish Dragoon, operetta; Bullets and Bayonets, march for band; Nymphalin, reverie for violin & orchestra (or band); Jack Tar, march for band; Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory,...
Performers: Alsop, Marin; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Brion, Keith; Manning, Peter; Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Stromberg, William T. [Conductor]; Warner, Wendy [Cello]
Conductors: Brion, Keith; Alsop, Marin; Stromberg, William T.
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Personnel: Wendy Warner (cello).

Recording information: Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (09/02/1996-05/12/2000); Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (09/02/1996-05/12/200...continue...
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American Classics Sampler
American Classics Sampler

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-06-01

Works: John Philip Sousa: Hands Across the Sea, march for band; Zez Confrey: Dizzy Fingers for piano; Ferde Grofé: Mississippi; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Tournament Galop, for piano, D. 153 (RO 264); Ge...
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American Classics - Piston: Chamber Music
American Classics - Piston: Chamber Music

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-07-01

Works: Walter Piston: Quintet for flute & string quartet; String Sextet; Quartet for piano & strings; Quintet for piano & strings
Performers: Buswell, James; Glyde, Judith; Hall, Dimity; Kelly, Randolph; Kuchar, Theodore; Munro, Ian; Walsh, Michele

Walter Piston was twenty-six before he began to study composition, eventually moving to Paris as a pupil of Dukas and Nadia Boulanger. Though his music...continue...
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American Classics - Piston: Violin Concertos /Buswell, et al
American Classics - Piston: Violin Concertos /Buswell, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-10-01

Works: Walter Piston: Concerto for Violin & orchestra No 1 in D; Fantasia for violin & orchestra; Concerto for Violin no 2
Performers: Buswell, James
Conductors: Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra

"This may be the most distinguished of the Naxos label's enterprising "American Classics" series to date...It's amazing that such wonderful music and such finely wrought...continue...
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