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American Symphonies

London Symphony Orchestra, Lance Friedel

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Symphony No. 6  
1.1
I. Fluendo espressivo
Walter Piston; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
6:42
1.2
II. Scherzo. Leggerissimo vivace
Walter Piston; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
3:23
1.3
III. Adagio sereno
Walter Piston; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
9:11
1.4
IV. Allegro energico
Walter Piston; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
3:59
Symphony No. 3 "Palo Duro Canyon"  
1.5
Ia. Allegro inquieto
Samuel Jones; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
9:04
1.6
Ib. Adagio cantabile
Samuel Jones; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
2:56
1.7
Ic. Andante
Samuel Jones; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
1:35
1.8
Id. Allegro vivo
Samuel Jones; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
1:39
1.9
Ie. Andante maestoso
Samuel Jones; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
4:07
1.10
If. Andante solenne
Samuel Jones; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
4:09
Symphony No. 2 (Completed by S. Currier)  
1.11
I. Allegro
Stephen Albert; Sebastian Currier; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
12:45
1.12
II. Adagio
Stephen Albert; Sebastian Currier; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
4:33
1.13
III. Allegro
Stephen Albert; Sebastian Currier; London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
12:44
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:47
When American composers began writing symphonies around the mid-1800s, their works were very much in the European tradition. During the first half of the 20th century, the great innovator Charles Ives injected a recognizably American sound into the genre, however, and since then the American symphonic legacy has been both wide and varied. With the present disc, conductor Lance Friedel strikes a blow for three fellow American composers, with the help of the eminent London Symphony Orchestra. The disc opens with Walter Piston’s Symphony No. 6. It was completed in 1955, by which time many regarded Piston (1894–1976) as clinging to tradition in the face of modernism. When Samuel Jones (b. 1935) presented his Third Symphony ‘Palo Duro Canyon’ in 1992, the pendulum was swinging back, however, and traditional music built of melody, harmony and rhythm was no longer considered hopelessly outdated. The work nevertheless begins in a rather non-traditional fashion with the recorded sound of the wind of the Texas plains, where the Palo Duro Canyon is situated. Jones’s slightly younger colleague Stephen Albert (1941–92) was just completing his Second Symphony when he was killed in a car accident. The work had been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, and the orchestration of it was completed by Albert’s colleague and friend Sebastian Currier.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

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