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magyar modern / Louisville Orchestra
magyar modern / Louisville Orchestra

1 CD / First Edition / 2006-04-18

Works: Mátyás Seiber: Concertino for clarinet & string orchestra; Antal Doráti: Concerto for Violincello & orchestra; Zoltán Kodály: Symphony in C major
Performers: Livingston, James; Starker, Janos
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Polski nowoczesny / Louisville Orchestra
Polski nowoczesny / Louisville Orchestra

1 CD / First Edition / 2006-04-18

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Fanfare for Louisville, for orchestra; Krzysztof Penderecki: De Natura Sonoris II, for orchestra; Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: Music at Night, for orchestra; Andrzej Panufnik: Nocturn...
Conductors: Smith, Lawrence Leighton; Mester, Jorge; Nelson, John; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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British Modern Vol 1 - Bliss, Arnold, Addison, Rubbra
British Modern Vol 1 - Bliss, Arnold, Addison, Rubbra

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-10-18

Works: Arthur Bliss: Discourse, for orchestra, F. 113; Edmund Rubbra: Improvisation for violin & orchestra, Op. 89; Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for 2 violins & strings, Op. 77; John Addison: Concerto for trump...
Performers: Harth, Sidney; Kling, Paul; McHugh, Peter; Napier, Leon
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

This first British volume in the First Edition Modern World Series, this release pays tribute to four significant British composers. These four vivid orchestral world...continue...
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Français Moderne Vol 1 - Honegger, Ibert / Mester, et al
Français Moderne Vol 1 - Honegger, Ibert / Mester, et al

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-10-18

Works: Arthur Honegger: Prélude pour Aglavaine st Sélysette, for orchestra, H. 10; Suite archaique, for orchestra in E minor, H. 203; Jacques Ibert: La ballade de la geôle de Reading, for orc...
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Launching the first French volume in the First Edition Modern World Series is this collection dedicated to Arthur Honegger and Jacques Ibert. The works on...continue...
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Alvin Singelton
Alvin Singelton

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-06-21

Works: Alvin Elliot Singleton: After Fallen Crumbs, for orchestra; Shadows, for orchestra; A Yellow Rose Petal, for orchestra
Conductors: Lane, Louis; Shaw, Robert
Ensemble: ; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Featuring the world-premiere recording of 'Shadows', this CD is Alvin Singelton's essential orchestral collection. 'Shadows' is a compelling ostinato-based assimilation of Penderecki's organizational ...continue...
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William Kraft
William Kraft

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-06-21

Works: William Kraft: Contextures II; Interplay for cello & orchestra; Of Ceremonies, Pageants and Celebrations for orchestra
Performers: Mack, Jonathan; Rawcliffe, Mary; Samples, Warren Jr.
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Polivnick, Paul; Wilkins, Christopher
Ensemble: Alabama Symphony Orchestra; New Albion Ensemble; Utah Symphony Orchestra

This brilliant all-world premiere collection of works by American composer William Kraft is a musical and sonic marvel. 'Contextures', Kraft's stunning percussion-based work, performed by...continue...
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FED 0044
Boris Blacher
Boris Blacher

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-05-17

Works: Boris Blacher: Variations on a Theme of Paganini for orchestra, Op. 26; Orchestral Ornament, Op. 44; Studie im Pianissimo, for orchestra, Op. 45; Orchester Fantasie
Conductors: Smith, Lawrence Leighton; Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: ; Louisville Orchestra

Blacher's celebrated 'Orchestral Variations on a Theme by Paganini' joins three 1950s variable meter works, all incorporating a deft integration of his controlled variation of...continue...
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Gian Francesco Malipiero
Gian Francesco Malipiero

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-05-17

Works: Gian Francesco Malipiero: Fantasie di ogni giorno, for orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 3; Noturrno di Canti e Balli, for orchestra
Performers: Owen, Benjamin
Conductors: Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

In these four songs, Malipiero's always-fertile imagination paints an unforgettable portrait of his beloved 'Venice by Night' captured here on a superb stereo recording produced...continue...
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Ernst Toch
Ernst Toch

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-04-19

Works: Ernst Toch: Miniature Overture, for winds; Peter Pan, a fairy tale for orchestra, Op. 76; Notturno for orchestra, Op. 77; Jephta, rhapsodic poem for orchestra ("Symphony 5"), Op. 89
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Like his fellow Austrian emigre Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Toch sought a new life in the U.S. Toch's radical Viennese roots and his deep immersion in...continue...
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Carlos Surinach
Carlos Surinach

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-04-19

Works: Carlos Surinach: Melorhythmic Dramas, for orchestra; Symphonic Variations, for orchestra; Feria Magica Overture; Sinfonietta Flamenca (Symphony no 3)
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Widely revered as both a conductor and composer, Catalonian Carlos Surinach's scores included many distinguished works written for a variety of dance traditions. Celebrated for...continue...
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Vincent Persichetti
Vincent Persichetti

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-02-22

Works: Vincent Persichetti: Serenade no 5 for orchestra, Op. 43; Symphony no 5 ("Symphony for Strings"), Op. 61; Symphony no 8, Op. 106
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: The Louisville Orchestra

"First Edition's reissue programme continues with their splendid Persichetti release... The original liner notes are reprinted - always a feature of these Louisville reissues -...continue...
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William Bolcom
William Bolcom

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-02-22

Works: William Bolcom: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2; Seattle Slew Suite for orchestra
Conductors: Smith, Lawrence Leighton
Ensemble: The Louisville Orchestra

This First Edition all-world premiere collections features a stylistic broad range of the composer's works that begins with his youthful Symphony No. 1, a harbinger...continue...
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FED 0033
World Premiere Collection - Corigliano, Cowell, et al
World Premiere Collection - Corigliano, Cowell, et al

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-02-22

Works: Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 3 for orchestra, HC 660; Lou Harrison: Suite for Symphonic Strings; Alan Hovhaness: Symphony no 15, Op. 199 "Silver Pilgrimage"; Luigi Dallapiccola: Variazioni ...
Performers: Bowman, Peter; Fulkerson, Gregory; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Larsen, Susan; Lowenthal, Jerome; Mitchell, Leona; Owen, Benjamin; Tocco, James [Piano]
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert; Smith, Lawrence Leighton; Endo, Akira; Gilbert, David; Harth, Sidney; Zinman, David; Slatkin, Leonard; Comissiona, Sergiu; Harbison, John; Previn, Andre

Specially priced, this essential 75-minute all-world premiere collection features 17 legendary composers of 20th century music. This virtual 'who's who' celebration of major modern world...continue...
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FED 0032
Robert X. Rodriguez
Robert X. Rodriguez

1 CD / First Edition / 2005-02-22

Works: Robert X. Rodriguez: Oktoechos, concerto for 2 groups of soloists & orchestra; Favola Boccaccesca, symphonic poem for orchestra; The Song of Songs (Shir Hashirim), theater piece for soprano, narrator...
Performers: Chapo, Eliot; Curchack, Fred; Davies, Marion; Giangiulio, Richard; Girko, Stephen; Gubrud, Irene; Howard, Douglas; Kitzman, John; Mouledouos, Alfred; Roberts, Wilfred; Rodriguez, Robert X. [Composer]...
Conductors: Rodriguez, Robert X.; Smith, Lawrence Leighton; Mata, Eduardo
Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Louisville Orchestra; Voices of Change

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
Personnel: Marion Davies (cello); Wilfred Roberts (bassoon); John Kitzman (trombone); Al Mouledous (piano)....continue...
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FED 0027
Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-10-01

Works: Darius Milhaud: Ouverture méditerranéenne, for orchestra, Op. 330; Kentuckiana, divertissement sur 20 airs du Kentucky, for orchestra, Op. 287b; Cortège funèbre, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Seibel, Paula
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

"Mester and his orchestra nicely individualize the component parts of this kaleidoscopic work. I also like the clarity and definition of the recorded sound. All...continue...
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FED 0031
Tobias Picker: Symphony no 2, String Quartet no 1
Tobias Picker: Symphony no 2, String Quartet no 1

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-09-01

Works: Tobias Picker: Symphony no 2 for soprano & orchestra ("Aussöhnung"); Quartet for Strings no 1 ("New Memories")
Performers: Mitchell, Leona
Conductors: Comissiona, Sergiu
Ensemble: Houston Symphony Orchestra

Picker's homage to Georgia O'Keefe. The work receives a memorable, evocative performance from the Mendelssohn String Quartet. The inspiration for Picker's second symphony stems from...continue...
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John Harbison
John Harbison

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-09-01

Works: John Harbison: Ulysses' Bow, ballet; Samuel Chapter, for soprano (or tenor) & chamber ensemble
Performers: Larsen, Susan
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Harbison, John
Ensemble: Collage; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

First Edition proudly reissues this Meet the Composer-sponsored, out-of-print Nonesuch modern classic celebrating composer John Harbison. Featuring Andre Previn and the Pittsburgh Symphony this record...continue...
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Karel Husa
Karel Husa

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-06-01

Works: Karel Husa: Sonnets (2) from Michelangelo, for orchestra; Trojan Women, ballet,
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Endo, Akira
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Alexander Tcherepnin
Alexander Tcherepnin

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-06-01

Works: Alexander Tcherepnin: Concerto for Piano no 2, Op. 26; Symphony no 2, Op. 77; Suite for orchestra, Op 87
Performers: Alexander Tcherepnin [Composer/Piano]
Conductors: Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Christopher Rouse
Christopher Rouse

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-05-01

Works: Christopher Rouse: Symphony no 1; Phantasmata, for orchestra with augmented percussion
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

This all-world-premiere title, which did much to bring Rouse's immense talent to a wider public, boasts 24-bit newly remastered sound and the complete and lively...continue...
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Joan Tower
Joan Tower

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-04-01

Works: Joan Tower: Silver Ladders, for orchestra; Island Prelude for oboe & string orchestra; Island Rhythms, for orchestra; Music for cello & orchestra; Sequoia, for orchestra
Performers: Bowman, Peter; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard; Smith, Lawrence Leighton
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

"Tower invokes Debussy, Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, 80s minimalists, and others. She certainly writes well for the orchestra, with colorful blends; it's easy to see why Leonard...continue...
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Ned Rorem
Ned Rorem

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-02-01

Works: Ned Rorem: Eleven Studies for Eleven Players; Concerto for Piano no 3 in six movements
Performers: Fuge, Francis; Livingston, James; Lowenthal, Jerome; McAinich, Daniel; Rapier, Leon
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Norman Dello Joio
Norman Dello Joio

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-01-01

Works: Norman Dello Joio: Homage to Haydn for orchestra; The Triumph of St. Joan (Seraphic Dialogue), symphony in 3 movements
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

The natural accessible music of ninety-year-old American composer Norman Dello Joio manifests his compositional fusion of American popular music, jazz, Italian opera and the liturgical...continue...
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Paul Hindemith
Paul Hindemith

1 CD / First Edition / 2004-01-01

Works: Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik no 2, for piano & 12 instruments, Op. 36/1; Konzertmusik for viola & large chamber orchestra, Op. 48; Piano Concerto
Performers: Hillyer, Raphael; Luvisi, Lee
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Smith, Lawrence Leighton
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Alberto Ginastera
Alberto Ginastera

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-11-01

Works: Alberto Ginastera: Ollantay, 3 symphonic movements, for orchestra, Op. 17; Pampeana no 3 for Orchestra, Op 24; Iubilum, for orchestra, Op. 51
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Bohuslav Martinu
Bohuslav Martinu

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-11-01

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Symphony no 5; Intermezzo for orchestra, H. 330; Concerto for Oboe H. 353; Estampes (Rytiny), pieces (3) for orchestra, H. 369
Performers: Gibson, Marion
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Harth, Sidney
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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William Schuman
William Schuman

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-10-01

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 4; A Prayer in Time of War, for orchestra; Judith, ballet ("choreographic poem")
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

William Schuman's powerful, highly melodic orchestral music ensures his status as one of America's great composer. Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra in 1949, Schuman's landmark...continue...
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Heitor Villa-Lobos
Heitor Villa-Lobos

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-10-01

Works: Heitor Villa-Lobos: Erosao ("Origem do Rio Amazonas"), for orchestra, A. 495; Alvorada na floresta tropical (Dawn in a Tropical Forest), overture for orchestra, A. 513; Danças africanas, for orc...
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Of all the works on this disc, only the Bachianas Brasilerias is available elsewhere on disc, making this First Edition title a vital additition to...continue...
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Andrzej Panufnik
Andrzej Panufnik

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-10-01

Works: Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony no 2 ("Sinfonia Elegiaca"); Nocturne for orchestra; Rhapsody, for orchestra
Conductors: Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Panufnik's ability to evoke the tragedy and sorrow of war and displacement and the resulting longing for peace is a source of wonder. Expertly performed...continue...
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Lou Harrison
Lou Harrison

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-09-01

Works: Lou Harrison: Suite for Symphonic Strings; Strict Songs (4), for 8 baritones (or male chorus) & chamber orchestra; or baritone, SATB chorus & c
Performers: Bingham, Davis
Conductors: Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

First Edition proudly pays homage to Lou Harrison, issuing these two widely praised world premiere recordings in a very special Lou Harrison title that includes...continue...
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Peter Mennin
Peter Mennin

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-09-01

Works: Peter Mennin: Symphony no 5; Concerto for cello & orchestra; Symphony no 6
Performers: Starker, Janos
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Every track on this recording of music of Peter Mennin, one of America's most important symphonists, is a world premiere. The disc showcases two of...continue...
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Roger Sessions
Roger Sessions

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-09-01

Works: Roger Sessions: Divertimento for orchestra; Idyll of Theocritus, for soprano & orchestra
Performers: Nossaman, Audrey
Conductors: Leonard, Peter; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

Over his 75 years of composition, Roger Sessions remained an umcompromising contemporary craftsman. These 1950s works, the stunning Louisville-commissioned and widely praised 'Idyll of Theocritus',...continue...
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Wallingford Riegger
Wallingford Riegger

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-05-01

Works: Wallingford Riegger: Variations for piano & orchestra, Op. 54; Variations for violin & orchestra, Op. 71; Symphony no 4, Op. 63
Performers: Harth, Sidney; Owen, Benjamin
Conductors: Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Variations - Copland, Carter, Ives, Dallapiccola
Variations - Copland, Carter, Ives, Dallapiccola

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-05-01

Works: Aaron Copland: Orchestral Variations, for orchestra (based on Piano Variations); Luigi Dallapiccola: Variazioni for orchestra; Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra; William Schuman: Variations on...
Conductors: Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Roy Harris
Roy Harris

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-04-01

Works: Roy Harris: Kentucky Spring; Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Symphony no 5
Performers: Fulkerson, Gregory
Conductors: Whitney, Robert; Smith, Lawrence Leighton
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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George Crumb
George Crumb

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-03-01

Works: George Crumb: Variazioni; Echoes of Time and the River (Echoes II), for orchestra
Conductors: Gilbert, David; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
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Henry Cowell
Henry Cowell

1 CD / First Edition / 2003-03-01

Works: Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 3 for orchestra, HC 660; Ongaku, suite for orchestra, HC 846; Symphony no 11; Symphony no 15 ("Thesis"), HC 887
Conductors: Mester, Jorge; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra

"The Louisville Orchestra delivers secure and characterful performances of all four pieces, with very little of the strident trumpet or thin string sound that sometimes...continue...
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