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GERSHWIN, G.: Piano Concerto / TOWER, J. / PISTON, W. / HARBISON, J.: Orchestral Works (Cole, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, D.A. Miller)

    
      

 

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GERSHWIN, G.: Piano Concerto / TOWER, J. / PISTON, W. / HARBISON, J.: Orchestral Works (Cole, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, D.A. Miller)

This program represents American orchestral music in all of its verve and expressive variety. Following the sensational success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin’s Concerto in F was his first foray away from jazz bands into the concert hall, recorded here for the first time in a new critical edition by Timothy Freeze based on the composer’s own notation and performances. John Harbison’s Remembering Gatsby is a foxtrot that evokes the sonorities of 1920s dance bands, while Joan Tower’s Sequoia reflects her fascination with these silent giants of the tree world. Walter Piston’s contribution to the development of 20th-century American music cannot be underestimated, and his Fifth Symphony successfully blends twelve-tone modernity with reflective profundity and a finale that evokes a spirit of joy and optimism.


Gershwin, George

  Piano Concerto in F Major (Critical Edition by T. Freeze)
1.   I. Allegro 00:12:36
2.   II. Adagio - Andante rubato 00:11:00
3.   III. Allegro agitato 00:06:33

Harbison, John

  Remembering Gatsby
4.   Remembering Gatsby 00:06:38

Tower, Joan

  Sequoia
5.   Sequoia 00:16:12

Piston, Walter

  Symphony No. 5
6.   I. Lento - Allegro con spirito 00:08:42
7.   II. Adagio 00:08:36
8.   III. Allegro lieto 00:04:42

Total Playing Time: 01:14:59






Composer(s):
Gershwin, George; Harbison, John; Piston, Walter; Tower, Joan

Conductor(s):
Miller, David Alan

Orchestra(s):
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Artist(s):
Cole, Kevin

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559875

Barcode: 636943987520

Release Date: 11/2020

 

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