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PISTON: Symphony No. 4 / Three New England Sketches


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PISTON: Symphony No. 4 / Three New England Sketches

“In some ways Piston was the dean of American music. But as a result of his intellect and his association with the university environment, he was considered to be a somewhat dull, academic composer. For anyone familiar with Piston’s music, it is clear that he is neither dull nor academic, but incredibly imaginative and innovative. It is true that he uses classic forms, but with his own language. I have studied most of his output and I have come to realize that he was a master, an inspired composer.” — Gerard Schwarz

Piston, Walter

  Symphony No. 4
1.   Piacevole 00:06:15
2.   Ballando 00:05:12
3.   Contemplativo 00:08:42
4.   Energico 00:04:13
  Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra
5.   Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra 00:10:19
  Three New England Sketches
6.   Seaside (Adagio) 00:06:51
7.   Summer Evening (Delicato) 00:02:53
8.   Mountains (Maestoso; Risoluto) 00:07:07

Total Playing Time: 00:51:32

Piston, Walter

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Wunrow, Therese Elder

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559162

Barcode: 0636943916223

Physical Release: 03/2003

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