Ives - Holidays Symphony (excerpts), etc | Naxos - American Classics 8559370

Ives - Holidays Symphony (excerpts), etc

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559370

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 4th October 2009

Contents

Works

Ives, Charles

New England Holidays Symphony
» no.2 Decoration Day
» no.3 The Fourth of July
» no.4 Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day
Overture in G Minor
Postlude in F major
The General Slocum
Yale-Princeton Football Game

Artists

Malmo Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus

Conductor

James Sinclair

Works

Ives, Charles

New England Holidays Symphony
» no.2 Decoration Day
» no.3 The Fourth of July
» no.4 Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day
Overture in G Minor
Postlude in F major
The General Slocum
Yale-Princeton Football Game

Artists

Malmo Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus

Conductor

James Sinclair

About

When asked to define a masterpiece in music, Stravinsky chose Ives’ Decoration Day, a tone poem that Ives later made the second movement of his Holidays Symphony (its first movement, ‘Washington’s Birthday’, is available on Naxos 8559087). The remaining movements also celebrate key American holidays with characteristic verve.

The General Slocum movingly commemorates a 1904 boating disaster in which more than a thousand people lost their lives.

The Overture and Postlude are early works that nonetheless display Ives' originality, while Yale-Princeton Football Game exuberantly depicts a legendary 1897 match.

World premiere recordings of 'The General Slocum' and 'Overture in G Minor'.

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