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MENNIN, P.: Moby Dick / Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

    




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MENNIN, P.: Moby Dick / Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Peter Mennin was a leading member of the school of American symphonic composers who came of age in the 1930s and 1940s, a group that includes David Diamond, William Schuman and others. Cast in a traditional design of three movements in a fast-slow-fast pattern, Symphony No 3 is a work of great contrapuntal energy, percussive accents and propulsive rhythms. The composer described the passionate slow movement as “an extended song…making use of sustained voice-weaving.” Symphony No 7 develops in a single movement of remarkable contrasts and intensity. An exception to Mennin’s “pure” compositional approach, the concertato Moby Dick depicts “the emotional impact of the novel as a whole.” This recording has been acclaimed as “a fine tribute to an inexplicably neglected figure of the century’s American music scene” (Chicago Tribune).


Mennin, Peter

  Concertato, "Moby Dick"
1.   Concertato, "Moby Dick" 00:10:53
  Symphony No. 3
2.   I. Allegro robusto 00:04:50
3.   II. Andante moderato 00:08:11
4.   III. Allegro assai 00:07:25
  Symphony No. 7, "Variation-Symphony"
5.   Symphony No. 7, "Variation - Symphony" 00:26:18

Total Playing Time: 00:57:37






Composer(s):
Mennin, Peter

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard

Orchestra(s):
Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559718

Barcode: 636943971826

Physical Release: 07/2012

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