℗ ℗ 2018 PENTATONE
 

Aspects of America

Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 2.8224 MHz DSD high resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96 kHz | 24-bit
    • DSF 2.8224 MHz
    • FLAC 96 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
1
Magiya (Live)
Sean Shepherd; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
7:14
2
Microsymph (Live)
Sebastian Currier; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
12:33
3
Supplica (Live)
Christopher Rouse; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
14:11
Aspects of an Elephant  
4
Introduction. Into Darkness (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
2:18
5
Var. 1, The Elephant Is a Whip (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
1:44
6
Var. 2, The Elephant Is a Spear (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
1:38
7
Var. 3, The Elephant Is a Silk Cloth (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
2:30
8
Var. 4, The Elephant Is a Tree (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
2:02
9
Var. 5, The Elephant Is a Snake (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
1:43
10
Var. 6, The Elephant Is a Throne (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
1:55
11
The Argument (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
1:34
12
Finale. The Creature Revealed (Live)
Kenji Bunch; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
6:21
Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra)  
13
I. Waltz (Live)
Samuel Barber; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
4:05
14
II. Schottische (Live)
Samuel Barber; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
2:24
15
III. Pas de deux (Live)
Samuel Barber; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
4:38
16
IV. Two-Step (Live)
Samuel Barber; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
1:53
17
V. Hesitation-Tango (Live)
Samuel Barber; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
3:52
18
VI. Galop (Live)
Samuel Barber; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
2:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:17
Grammy Award – Producer Of The Year, Classical, 2018 – Blanton Alspaugh

Aspects of America presents a fascinating collection of 20th- and 21st-century American orchestral music, ranging from “good old” Samuel Barber’s Souvenirs to pieces by esteemed living composers such as Sean Shepherd (Magiya), Sebastian Currier (Microsymph) and Christopher Rouse (Supplica).
Centerpiece of this album is Portland-based composer Kenji Bunch’s Aspects of an Elephant, inspired by the timeless parable of six men who try to discern the traits of an elephant in a pitchdark room, eventually discovering that only the sum of their perceptions encompasses the full truth. In a similar way, the pieces featured on this album constitute a rich panorama of the dynamism and diversity of contemporary American composition.

Bunch’s piece is dedicated to the members of the Oregon Symphony, who release their fifth album with PENTATONE, after Music for a Time of War (2011), This England (2012), Spirit of the American Range (2015) and Haydn Symphonies 53, 64 & 96 (2017). On Aspects of America, they again play under the spirited leadership of music director Carlos Kalmar.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PENTATONE Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Alice Coote; Burkhard Fritz; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Marc Albrecht
96dsd 2.8
Fasten Seat Belts: Virtuoso Pieces for Solo Violin Aleksey Igudesman
44.1
Romanza (20th Anniversary Edition) Andrea Bocelli
96
Transfigured Night Alisa Weilerstein; Trondheim Soloists
96dsd 2.8
Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K.396 - Piano Sonatas, K.281, K.282, K.576 Alfred Brendel
96
Robert Aldridge: Sister Carrie (Live) Adriana Zabala; Matt Morgan; Keith Phares; Alisa Suzanne Jordheim; Stephen Cunningham; Florentine Opera Chorus; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; William Boggs
96
Total Eclipse: Music for Handel's Tenor Aaron Sheehan; Pacific MusicWorks Orchestra; Stephen Stubbs
96192352.8
Live at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2016 Alberto Ferro
88.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' Alexander Vinogradov; Men’s Voices of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Huddersfield Choral Society; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
96
Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 7, 8 & 9 Altius Quartet
96
Bassoon Works of Eugène Bozza: Ruminations Amy Pollard
96
Beethoven: Streichquartette, Opp. 59 & 74 Amadeus Quartet
192
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Andrea Bocelli; Ana María Martínez; Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana; Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana; Plácido Domingo
96
Jerome de Bromhead: Orchestral Music Alan Smale; RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Colman Pearce
96
Les chemins ombragés André Gagnon; Jacques Lacombe; Trois-Rivieres Symphony Orchestra; Noella Huet
96

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions