R Thompson - Symphony no.2; Samuel Adams - Drift and Providence; Barber - Symphony no.1 | Naxos - American Classics 8559822

R Thompson - Symphony no.2; Samuel Adams - Drift and Providence; Barber - Symphony no.1

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559822

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 9th June 2017

Contents

Artists

Samuel Adams (electronics)
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Conductor

James Ross

Works

Adams, Samuel

Drift and Providence

Barber, Samuel

Symphony no.1, op.9

Thompson, Randall

Symphony no.2 in E minor

Artists

Samuel Adams (electronics)
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Conductor

James Ross

About

The second Naxos recording by the elite conservatory students of the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic explores further examples of the breadth of American music. Randall Thompson, famed for his vocal works, is represented by his Symphony No.2 which, with its syncopation and echoes of jazz, helped to establish a bright, vibrant American style. After an inauspicious debut, Samuel Barber’s tautly cyclical Symphony No.1 became the first American symphonic piece to be performed at the Salzburg Festival. Samuel Adams offers a contemporary voice in Drift and Providence, which spectacularly captures the sound of the Pacific Ocean by incorporating electronic elements.

The first disc was on 8559782 and contained Corigliano’s Symphony No.1 along with works by Michael Torke and Aaron Copland. Of the first volume Gramophone wrote: “such a polished, expressively pointed performance as this [Corigliano’s Symphony No.1] was made in a single day in June 2015 by an ad hoc orchestra of pre-professional players is mightily impressive.”

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