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: ; Post-Classical 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...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-08-26Works: William Perry: Concerto for Cello "Jamestown"; William Shakespeare: Orpheus with his lute, poem from "Henry VIII"; William Schuman: A Song of Orpheus, fantasy for cello & orchestra; Virgil Thomson: C...
Performers: Hanani, Yehuda
Conductors: Eddins, William
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
This recording presents three important yet infrequently heard American cello works. It is the first modern recording of William Schuman's 'A Song of Orpheus'; the...continue...
American Classics - Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices, etc; Thomson: Three Portraits, etc / Quint, Wolfram
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-05-27Works: John Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices for Violin solo; Sonata for violin & piano; Virgil Thomson: Three Portraits, for violin & piano (transcribed by Samuel Dushkin); Five Ladies, portraits (5) fo...
Performers: Quint, Philippe; Wolfram, William
John Corigliano has revisited his score for the 1997 film 'The Red Violin' several times. In 'The Red Violin Caprices', content is allied to a...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-10-30Works: Virgil Thomson: The Plow That Broke the Plains, film score; The River, film score (2 versions)
Conductors: Gil-Ordóñez, Angel
Ensemble: Post-Classical Ensemble
"The few recordings of Virgil Thomson's scores for The Plow that Broke the Plains have all been quite fine in different ways. Of them, Leopold...continue...
1 DVD Video / Naxos (USA) / 2007-01-30Works: Virgil Thomson: The Plow that Broke the Plains; The River
Conductors: Gil-Ordonez, Angel; Gil-Ordonez, Ange
Ensemble: ; Post-Classical Ensemble
Pare Lorentz's "The Plow That Broke The Plains (1936)," and "The River (1937)" are landmark American documentary films. Aesthetically, they break new ground in seamlessly...continue...
Run Time: 112 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W and Color
Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1 Surround, Dolby 2.0
Country of Origin: USA
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-09-20Works: Virgil Thomson: Synthetic Waltzes; Songs (4) to Poems of Thomas Campion; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Two by Marianne Moore; Praises and Prayers (5)
Performers: Evans, Rachel; Krakauer, David; Lang, Ellen; Reit, Alyssa; Sachs, Joel; Seltzer, Cheryl; Wu, Mia
Much of Thomson's early music, which comprises setting of Stein's poetry and the 'Synthetic Waltzes', balances modernity and classicism, and the 'Sonata for Violin &...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-02-01Works: Virgil Thomson: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 3; Pilgrims and Pioneers, for orchestra (arrangement of the film score "Journey to America"); Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symphony no 1")
Conductors: Sedares, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
The four works included on this disc are among Virgil Thomson's most immediately attrative scores. The 'Symphony on a Hymn Tune' dating from 1928 takes...continue...