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Music for a Time of War (Live)

The Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar

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The Unanswered Question
Charles Ives; Jeffrey Work; TheOregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
The Wound-Dresser
John Adams; Sanford Sylvan; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20  
I. Lacrymosa. Andante ben misurato
Benjamin Britten; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
II. Dies Irae. Allegro con fuoco
Benjamin Britten; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
III. Requiem aeternam. Andante molto tranquillo
Benjamin Britten; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor  
I. Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
II. Andante moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Ralph Vaughan Williams; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
IV. Finale con epilogo fugato. Allegro molto - con anima
Ralph Vaughan Williams; The Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:58
Grammy Award - Producer of the Year, Classical, 2012
Grammy Nomination - Best Orchestral Performance, 2012
Grammy Nomination - Best Engineered Album, Classical, 2012

"A vivid, often wrenching program."
- The New York Times

"... spacious, transparent, powerful sound ... thought-provoking and restorative ..."
- Stereophile

"... (an) intense but rewarding program ... performances are all convincing. Kalmar keeps up the emotional heat but knows exactly when to pull back and give the listener some respite while maintaining an undercurrent of dread ... sound is terrific, vivid, highly detailed and dynamic. The sound of massed strings playing softly is gorgeous, subtly textured ..."
- The Absolute Sound

This album from Carlos Kalmar and his Oregon Symphony Orchestra focuses on four works dealing with the theme of war, from composers Charles Ives, John Adams, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The recording won a Grammy Award in 2012 for its production and earned two other Grammy nominations including Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD –  PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live on May 7 & 8, 2011 in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon
Producer: Blanton Alspaugh
Recording Engineers: John Newton and Jesse Lewis
Mastering and Authoring: Jesse Brayman
Edited, Mixed, and Mastered at Soundmirror, Boston
Cover photo: Martha Warrington

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