5 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-10-30Works: Peter Boyer: Ellis Island; Charles Ives: Lincoln, the Great Commoner, for chorus & orchestra, S. 184 (K. 5B5); Vincent Persichetti: A Lincoln Address, Op. 124; Roy Harris: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Mi...
Performers: Chandler Eteme, Janice; Deas, Kevin; Gardner, Taylor [vocals]; LaMarchina, Anthony; Mabry, Sharon; Steele, Jevetta; VanOsdale, Mary Kathryn; Wiesmeyer, Roger
Conductors: Boyer, Peter; Slatkin, Leonard; Gil-Ordóñez, Angel; Wilkins, Thomas
Ensemble: ; PostClassical Ensemble
These four Naxos American Classics releases selected for this Americana collection... focus on some of the defining moments of that history. First... a panorama of...continue...
EMI American Classics - Thomson: The Plow that Broke the Plains; Hanson: Symphony no 2 "Romantic" / Slatkin, Marriner, Los Angeles CO, et al
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24Works: Virgil Thomson: The Plow That Broke the Plains, suite from the film score for orchestra; Autumn, concertino for harp, strings & percussion; The River, suite from the film score for orchestra; Howard ...
Performers: Stockton, Ann Mason
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: ; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Virgil Thomson and Howard Hanson were exact contemporaries, both being born in 1896, and both hailing from the midwest: Thomson from Kansas and Hanson from...continue...