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DVOŘÁK AND AMERICA (Deas, Pasternack, PostClassical Ensemble, Gil-Ordóñez)

    




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DVOŘÁK AND AMERICA (Deas, Pasternack, PostClassical Ensemble, Gil-Ordóñez)

The centrepiece of this programme is the first ever recording of the Hiawatha Melodrama, a concert work for narrator and orchestra designed to show the kinship between Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Longfellow’s poem The Song of Hiawatha, which Dvořák said had inspired him in the symphony. It takes music from the symphony, as well as passages from the American Suite and Violin Sonatina, and fuses them with the poem, which is recited by a bass-baritone. Also included is music by Arthur Farwell, who was influenced by Dvořák, and was a proponent of Native American music. This recording thus celebrates the crosscurrent of influences between the Czech composer and American music and culture.


Horowitz, Joseph / Beckerman, Michael
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, lyricist(s)
Gil-Ordóñez, Angel, arranger(s)

  Hiawatha Melodrama (after A. Dvorak) (arr. A. Gil-Ordonez)
1.   I. Prologue 00:01:16
2.   II. Hiawatha's Wooing 00:09:55
3.   III. Hiawatha's Wedding Feast 00:05:30
4.   IV. The Death of Minnehaha 00:05:38
5.   V. The Hunting of Pau - Puk - Keewis 00:08:02
6.   VI. Epilogue: Hiawatha's Departure 00:02:29

Fisher, William Arms
Fisher, William Arms, lyricist(s)

  Goin' Home (after Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": II. Largo)
7.   Goin' Home (after Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": II. Largo) 00:06:13

Dvořák, Antonín

  Violin Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100: II. Larghetto
8.   Violin Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100: II. Larghetto 00:04:32
  8 Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187 (excerpts)
9.   No. 4. Poco andante in F Major 00:02:56
10.   No. 7. Poco lento e grazioso in G - Flat Major 00:03:06
  Suite in A Major, Op. 98, B. 184, "American"
11.   I. Moderato 00:05:10
12.   II. Molto vivace 00:03:55
13.   III. Allegretto 00:04:04
14.   IV. Andante 00:04:16
15.   V. Allegro 00:03:01

Farwell, Arthur

  Navajo War Dance No. 2
16.   Navajo War Dance No. 2 00:03:13
  From Mesa and Plain, Op. 20: No. 2. Pawnee Horses
17.   From Mesa and Plain, Op. 20: No. 2. Pawnee Horses 00:01:17

Farwell, Arthur
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  From Mesa and Plain, Op. 20: No. 2. Pawnee Horses (version for chorus)
18.   From Mesa and Plain, Op. 20: No. 2. Pawnee Horses (version for chorus) 00:02:09

Total Playing Time: 01:16:42






Composer(s):
Beckerman, Michael; Dvořák, Antonín; Farwell, Arthur; Fisher, William Arms; Horowitz, Joseph

Lyricist(s):
Fisher, William Arms; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Traditional

Arranger(s):
Gil-Ordóñez, Angel

Conductor(s):
Gil-Ordóñez, Angel; Morrow, James

Ensemble(s):
PostClassical Ensemble

Choir(s):
University of Texas Chamber Singers

Artist(s):
Battersby, Edmund; Deas, Kevin; Pasternack, Benjamin; Qian, Zhou

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Secular; Instrumental; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.559777

Barcode: 636943977729

Physical Release: 06/2014

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