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New World Jazz / Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony


Release Date: 09/15/1998 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68798   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John AdamsGeorge GershwinLeonard BernsteinDarius Milhaud,   ... 
Performer:  Jerome SimasMichael Tilson ThomasTad CalcaraMark Niehaus,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc received Gramophone magazine's "Recording of the Month" award for December 1998.
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas founded the New World Symphony in 1987 as a training orchestra for young musicians--beyond college orchestras, there is little else to prepare players for the rigor and routine of orchestral careers. The program, which offers three-year fellowships, has had great success and produced both players for the top orchestras in the U.S. and recordings of a level to rival those orchestras. The primary difference between their recordings and those of "major" orchestras is the repertoire: NWS's previous recordings have focused on Heitor Villa-Lobos, Paul Schoenfield and Ingolf Dahl.
NEW WORLD JAZZ presents jazzy and
Read more jazz-influenced works by eight European and American composers. Some, like George Gershwin, are known for their "popular" works; others, like Leonard Bernstein and John Adams, are well-known for fusing elements of American vernacular styles and harmonies into their "classical" works. Beyond 'Rhapsody in Blue' the works are a bit off the beaten path, and the program is entirely rewarding. To close the disc, MTT stepped further off the path to Hollywood for David Raksin's theme from 'The Bad and the Beautiful,' and his young players pour themselves into this lush example of 1950s film music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Lollapalooza by John Adams
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jerome Simas (Clarinet), Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 17 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Tad Calcara (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4. La création du monde, Op. 81 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 17 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5. Ebony Concerto by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jerome Simas (Clarinet), Mark Niehaus (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6. Rag Time by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7. A Jazz Symphony by George Antheil
Performer:  Mark Inouye (Trumpet), Michael Linville (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 11 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8. The Bad and the Beautiful: Main Theme by David Raksin
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Lollapalooza
Rhapsody in Blue
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
La Creation du Monde
Ebony Concerto
Ragtime
A Jazz Symphony
The Bad and the Beautiful (Theme)

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