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PERRY, W.: Jamestown Concerto / SCHUMAN, W.: A Song of Orpheus / THOMSON, V.: Cello Concerto (Hanani)

    

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PERRY, W.: Jamestown Concerto / SCHUMAN, W.: A Song of Orpheus / THOMSON, V.: Cello Concerto (Hanani)

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 Virgil Thomson Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in its original full orchestration has not been recorded since the 1950s; and William Perry’s Jamestown Concerto is receiving its world première recording. All three composers worked extensively in art song, opera or musical theatre, and their concertos, while technically demanding, emphasize the lyric qualities of the cello, the instrument that most closely identifies with the human voice. The music is distinctly American, optimistic and outgoing, while intentionally touching on the roots of the American experience.


Perry, William

  Jamestown Concerto
1.   I. London 1606. The Virginia Company 00:04:12
2.   II. Settlements Along the River 00:04:56
3.   III. The Long Winters 00:04:40
4.   IV. Pocahontas in London 00:05:45
5.   V. Jamestown: Four Hundred Years On 00:05:07

  Henry VII, Act 3: Orpheus with his Lute Made Trees
6.   Henry VII, Act 3: Orpheus with his Lute Made Trees 00:00:52

Schuman, William

  A Song of Orpheus
7.   A Song of Orpheus 00:23:04

Thomson, Virgil

  Cello Concerto
8.   I. Rider on the Plains 00:07:59
9.   II. Variations on a Southern Hymn 00:09:09
10.   III. Children's Games 00:06:25

Total Playing Time: 01:12:09






Author(s):
Shakespeare, William

Composer(s):
Perry, William; Schuman, William; Thomson, Virgil

Conductor(s):
Eddins, William

Orchestra(s):
Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Alexander, Jane; Hanani, Yehuda

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral; Plays - Shakespeare

Period: 20th Century; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.559344

Barcode: 0636943934425

Physical Release: 08/2008

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