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MCKAY, G: Epoch - An American Dance Symphony (University of Kentucky Symphony, Nardolillo)

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 in colourful music, costumes and dance scenes, utilizing the latest techniques in lighting and stagecraft, the spirit of four great American poets: Edgar Allan Poe, Sidney Lanier, Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg, as well as the flow of history through romantic, pastoral, pioneering and industrial episodes. Epoch was first performed in 1935 during the Great Depression, with severe social-political turmoil brewing on many fronts, and McKay’s music, like the 1927 silent movie Metropolis, warned of a dawning robotic and polluted modern industrial society, in contrast to a peaceful, natural existence. The lyrical Pastoral depicts idyllic nurturing hillsides, streams and bays, while Machine Age Blues expresses a dark prospective future, with explosive, sardonic mechanical fury.


McKay, George Frederick

  Epoch - An American Dance Symphony
1.   I. Symbolic Portraits 00:14:16
2.   II. Pastoral 00:15:28
3.   III. Westward 00:18:49
4.   IV. Machine Age Blues 00:13:47

Total Playing Time: 01:02:20






Composer(s):
McKay, George Frederick

Conductor(s):
Nardolillo, John

Orchestra(s):
University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
University of Kentucky Women's Choir

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559330

Barcode: 0636943933022

Physical Release: 09/2008

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