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Saturday, August 18, 2018 Permalink

The Boston Connection

Top: Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach, George Chadwick. Bottom: John Knowles Paine, Horatio Parker, Arthur Foote.

 

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.

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
MacDowell: Indian Suite - Legend opening BUY Westphalian Symphony Orchestra; Siegfried Landau, conductor
Vox 5092
4:02 p.m.
Paine: "Symphony No. 2, Scherzo" BUY New York Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, conductor
New World Records NW 350-2
4:13 p.m.
Foote: Scherzo BUY Da Vinci Quartet; Jeani Muhonen Foster, conductor
Naxos 8.223893
4:18 p.m.
Parker: A Northern Ballad BUY Albany Symphony Orchestra; Julius Hegyi, conductor
New World Records NW 339-2 (80339)
4:30 p.m.
Foote: Scherzo BUY Da Vinci Quartet; Jeani Muhonen Foster, conductor
Naxos 8.223893
4:32 p.m.
Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee BUY Czech State Philharmonic; Jos� Serebrier, conductor "Anne-Marie McDermott, piano"
Reference Recordings RR-2104CD
4:41 p.m.
MacDowell: Woodland Sketches - To A Wild Rose BUY Guido Nielsen; Guido Nielsen, conductor "Guido Nielsen, piano"
Basta 30-90382
4:43 p.m.
MacDowell: "Suite No. 2, Op. 48 (Indian Suite)- IV. Dirge" BUY Westphalian Symphony Orchestra; Siegfried Landau, conductor
Vox 5092
4:50 p.m.
Beach: "Sketches, op. 15 - In Autumn " BUY Kirsten Johnson; Kirsten Johnson, conductor "Kirsten Johnson, piano"
Guild Records GMCD 7317
4:53 p.m.
Beach: "Symphony in E minor, 'Gaelic' - 4. Allegro di molto" BUY Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor "Anne-Marie McDermott, piano"
Naxos 8.559139
4:58 p.m.
Paine: "Symphony No. 2, Scherzo" BUY New York Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, conductor
New World Records NW 350-2


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