[ EMI American Classics / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 1 July 2011
The eight popular pieces on this disc illustrate a variety of aspects of American music. From the impudent piquancy of 18th-century Europe; the picture-postcard colour of Latin America; the urban neon of New York and the metropolitan appeal of the French capital, to the sombre reflection of Barber's thoughtful-provoking Adagio: all are masterpieces of succinct characterisation and orchestral refinement.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Overture to The School for Scandal, Op. 5
Dance Episodes (3) from 'On The Town'
Candide - Overture
El Salón México
An American in Paris