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The American Spirit: Roots & Transformations -  Thomson, Boyer, Lokumbe, Ives, Harris [5 CDs]
The American Spirit: Roots & Transformations - Thomson, Boyer, Lokumbe, Ives, Harris [5 CDs]

5 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-10-30

Works: 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...
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American Classics - Abraham Lincoln Portraits
American Classics - Abraham Lincoln Portraits

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-02-24

Works: 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 Midnight, for mezzo-soprano &...
Performers: LaMarchina, Anthony; Mabry, Sharon; VanOsdale, Mary Kathryn; Wiesmeyer, Roger
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Chorus; Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth President of the United States, has inspired many works of literature, art and music. To celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth,...continue...
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American Classics - McKay: Epoch / Nardolillo, University of Kentucky SO & Women's Choir
American Classics - McKay: Epoch / Nardolillo, University of Kentucky SO & Women's Choir

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: George Frederick McKay: Epoch
Conductors: Nardolillo, John
Ensemble: University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

George Frederick McKay composed 'Epoch', which has lain forgotten for virtually seventy years, as 'An American Dance Symphony'. This new art form was to express...continue...
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American Classics - McKay: Violin Concerto, etc
American Classics - McKay: Violin Concerto, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: George Frederick McKay: Concerto for Violin; Suite on Sixteenth Century Hymn Tunes, version for 2 string orchestras; Sinfonietta no 4; Song over the Great Plains, for piano & orchestra
Performers: Kovaleva, Ludmilla; Reagin, Brian
Conductors: Williams, John McLaughlin
Ensemble: Ukrainian Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra

"Those who enjoyed the previous Naxos releases of this rarely played American romantic will want to get this one." - Sullivan, American Record Guide...continue...
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American Classics - Explore America Vol 1
American Classics - Explore America Vol 1

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

Works: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments; Charles Wakefield Cadman: Four American Indian Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 45; John Alden Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator, suit...
Performers: Bolcom, William [Composer]; Buswell, James; Corley, Maria; Currie, Colin; Farley, Carole; Posnak, Paul; Rorem, Ned [Composer]; Starker, János; Taylor, Darryl; Weber, Janice; Zazofsky, Peter
Conductors: Gambill, Paul; Williams, John McLaughlin; Alsop, Marin; ; Davies, Dennis R.; Sinclair, James; Stromberg, William T.; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Brion, Keith
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kreutzer Quartet; Nashville Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia Chorus; Royal Artillery Band; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ukraini...

The American Classics series captures some of the great moments of American music. In this collection, as wide-ranging and diverse as our land, little-known gems...continue...
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American Classics - McKay: Suite for Viola, etc / Bolcom
American Classics - McKay: Suite for Viola, etc / Bolcom

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-09-01

Works: George Frederick McKay: Caricature Dance Suite, for piano; From My Tahoe Window - Summer Moods and Patterns, for piano; Americanistic Etude for piano, Op. 27; An April Suite, fo piano, Op. 3; Dance S...
Performers: Bolcom, William [Composer]; Skelton, John Logan

McKay was the first student to graduate in composition from Eastman. Although his performance instrument was the violin, the piano compositions here included exemplify his...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 - McKay: From a Moonlit Ceremony, etc
American Classics - McKay: From a Moonlit Ceremony, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-04-01

Works: George Frederick McKay: From a Moonlit Ceremony, for orchestra; Harbor Narrative, for orchestra; Symphony for Seattle (Evocation Symphony)
Conductors: Williams, John McLaughlin
Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra

"...The word "evocative" leaps to mind when I listen to all of this music, and thus McKay's orchestral masterpiece, the 1951 Evocation Symphony for Seattle,...continue...
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Reflections of the Northwest / Anthony Spain, et al
Reflections of the Northwest / Anthony Spain, et al

1 CD / Albany Records / 1995-12-01

Works: Gregory Short: The Raven Speaks, suite for orchestra; George Frederick McKay: Symphony for Seattle (Evocation Symphony); William Bergsma: Serenade
Conductors: Spain, Anthony
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra

"...with plenty of depth in the lower strings, and fine winds and brass; they (Northwest Symphony Orchestra) do this music proud. So do the admirable...continue...
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