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Saturday, March 14, 2015
The Boston Connection
Some books on American musical history consign all composers before Charles Ives to a chapter on “The Pre-History of American Music,” as if the 19th century produced little of consequence.
And yet, it is hard to imagine an Ives, a Copland, or even a Gershwin,without the pioneering groundwork of the so-called “Boston Six”—Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, Horatio Parker—and the most senior of the group, John Knowles Paine.
In this hour, the remarkable music of these important—and often overlooked—19th century Americans, who laid the groundwork for composers of the 20th.
|CD Title||Group/Artist||Catalog #||UPC|
|American Orchestral Music [for MacDowell Indian Suite]||Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau||Vox 5092||047163509223|
|Paine: Symphony No. 2 track 2||New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta||New World Records NW 350-2||0093228035022|
|Foote: Piano Quartet, etc. [for Scherzo]||Da Vinci Quartet, Jeani Muhonen Foster||Naxos 8.223893||0730099389327|
|Chadwick: Symphony No. 2, Parker: A Northern Ballad||Albany Symphony Orchestra, Julius Hegyi||New World Records NW-339-2 (80339)||09322803394|
|Chadwick Orchestral Works [for Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee]||Czech State Philharmonic, José Serebrier||Reference Recordings RR-2104CD||030911210427|
|MacDowell: Woodland Sketches||Guido Nielsen||Basta 30-90382||8712530903820|
|American Orchestral Music, [for MacDowell Indian Suite]||Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau||Vox 5092||047163509223|
|Piano Music by Amy Beach: Vol. 1, The Early Works||Kirsten Johnson||Guild Records GMCD 7317||795754731729|
|Beach: “Gaelic” Symphony||Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn||Naxos 8.559139||636943913925|
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