American Classics

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American Classics
Hélène Grimaud, Renaud Capuçon, Labèque Sisters, Peter Donohoe, John McGlinn, Paavo Jarvi, Christopher Warren-Green, Simon Rattle

[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 12 August 2016

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In the 20th century, the great American composers - simmering in the mighty melting pot - evoked Hollywood glamour, folksy landscapes, irresistible swing, poignant nostalgia, showbiz pzazz, sweet sentiment, streetwise sophistication, and hypnotic minimalistic drive. This 6-CD box - featuring such citizens of the world as Simon Rattle, André Previn, The Labèque Sisters, Renaud Capuçon, Hélène Grimaud and Paavo Järvi - take us on an exhilarating journey across the musical horizons of the USA.

"Under Rattle the foxtrot from The Chairman Dances has unabated energy" (Rosette Penguin Stereo)


George Gershwin:
Rhapsody in Blue (orig. version with jazz band) - Peter Donohoe
An American in Paris
I got rhythm: Variations for piano and orchestra
Strike up the Band - Overture
Piano Concerto in F major - Hélène Grimaud
Porgy & Bess: Extracts

Leonard Bernstein:
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Divertimento for Orchestra:
Wonderful Town: Overture
Candide: Overture

Samuel Barber:
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op. 24

Erich Korngold:
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35 - Renaud Capuçon

Aaron Copland:
Appalachian Spring - Suite from the Ballet
Fanfare for the Common Man

John Adams:
Grand Pianola Music
Shaker Loops
The Chairman Dances
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Tromba lontana

Steve Reich:
Eight Lines

Philip Glass:

Ragtime & otrher music for two pianos

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine