Leonard Slatkin - The American Collection

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Leonard Slatkin - The American Collection
Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (narrator) Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Music Masters / 13 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

During his long music directorships of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra America's second-oldest, founded in 1880 and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., conductor Leonard Slatkin brought these ensembles regularly into the recording studio to perform a wide swath of American repertoire major works by composers including Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Walter Piston, Leonard Bernstein, William Schuman and John Corigliano, as well as more popular fare by John Philip Sousa, Virgil Thomson, Victor Herbert, Ferde Grofé, Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould, plus the national anthem and Battle Hymn of the Republic. Those recordings, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, have now been collected in a 13-CD box.

"It is certainly one of the best symphonies by an American composer, possibly one of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century." [Corigliano Symphony 1]


CD 1:
The Typewrite - Leroy Anderson Favourites

CD 2;
Bernstein: Songfest
Bernstein: In Memoriam: Natalie Koussevitzky

CD 3, 4 & 5:
Copland: Symphony for organ and orchestra
Copland: Dance Symphony
Copland: Symphony No. 2 'Short Symphony'
Copland: The Red Pony - Film Music (Suite)
Copland: Our Town
Copland: The Heiress Suite
Copland: Music for the Movies
Copland: Prairie Journal
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Copland: Music for a Great City

CD 6 & 7:
'Of Rage and Remembrance' Symphony No 1
Tournaments Overture
Fantasia on an Ostinato
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

CD 8:
Ives, Charles:
Orchestral Set No. 1 'Three Places in New England'
March No. 3 with the air 'Old Kentucky Home'
The Unanswered Question
Central Park in the Dark
Fugue in Four Keys on The Shining Shore
Symphony No. 3 'The Camp Meeting'

CD 9:
Schuman: American Festival Overture
Schuman: New England Triptych: Three Pieces for Orchestra After William Billings
Ives, C: Variations on 'America'
Schuman: Symphony No. 10

CD 10:
Piston: The Incredible Flutist: Suite
Piston: Three New England Sketches
Piston: Symphony No. 6 'Gettysburg'

CD 11:
Schwantner: Velocities
Schwantner: Percussion Concerto (with Evelyn Glennie, percussion)
Schwantner: New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom

CD 12:
The American Album

CD 13:
Leonard Slatkin conducts American Portraits