From January 8 to 10, conductor James Sinclair and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra recorded a new Ives programme for Naxos. The recording will be part of an ongoing cycle of Ives’ complete orchestral music. The Overture in G minor dates from 1899, while Thanksgiving Day is one of the four movements that make up the work A Symphony: Holidays in New England. The General Slocum, in a première recording, commemorates a shipwreck in New York harbour which claimed over 1000 lives. Other works recorded previously will also form part of this album: A Yale-Princeton Football Game, Postlude in F, and Fourth of July.
James Sinclair is the Executive Editor of the Charles Ives Society and arguably the world’s leading authority on the composer. Sessions took place at the Concert Hall of the Malmö Symphony in Malmö, Sweden. The producer-engineer was Sean Lewis.