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Read: Epistle To The Corinthians, Etc / Hodgkinson, Et Al

Release Date: 07/01/1997 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 245   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gardner Read
Performer:  Randall HodgkinsonKathryn ReesHelen PridmoreJennie Oh,   ... 
Conductor:  David EffronThomas SokolSanford Dole
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman PhilharmoniaBrass EnsembleCornell Chorale,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.175) - "...Randall Hodgkinson's performance is brilliant....All three vocal pieces are idiomatically written and avoid the complexities and clashing dissonances of the concerto."
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.175) - "...Randall Hodgkinson's performance is brilliant....All three vocal pieces are idiomatically written and avoid the complexities and clashing dissonances of the concerto." Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Piano, Op. 130 by Gardner Read
Performer:  Randall Hodgkinson (Piano)
Conductor:  David Effron
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1978; USA 
Venue:  Kresge Studios, Eastman School, New York 
Length: 34 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Epistle to the Corinthians, Op. 144 by Gardner Read
Conductor:  Thomas Sokol
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brass Ensemble,  Cornell Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1987 
Venue:  Live  Sage Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca 
Length: 11 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
The Hidden Lute, Op. 132 by Gardner Read
Performer:  Kathryn Rees (Harp), Helen Pridmore (Soprano), Jennie Oh (Alto Flute),
Brian Bennett (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
Venue:  Kresge Studios, Eastman School, New York 
Length: 16 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
By-Low, My Babe, Op. 138 by Gardner Read
Performer:  Michael Rado (Harp), Kathleen Conner (English Horn), Carol Adee (Flute)
Conductor:  Sanford Dole
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sanford Dole Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/27/1994 
Venue:  San Francisco, California 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Piano Concerto for the Ages September 17, 2012 By E. Barnes (Dunn Loring, VA) See All My Reviews "Here, hidden among other gems from Gardner Read's oeuvre, is a piano concerto that needs broader exposure. That of course is a hard task, to stop major orchestras from playing the Beethoven Fifth long enough to give a neglected American work a chance. But chance it should get. Clearly in the mold of Barber's more famous concerto of ten years earlier (and a slow movement that's a bit reminiscent of Bartok's night-music forays), there's still enough originality here to suit the most finicky tastes. The live performance here with the Eastman Philharmonia under David Effron can be a little raggedy, with some tentative entrances, but it's a compelling and committed one nonetheless, with fine sonics. The other works on the CD show off Read's wide range of craftsmanship. The huge choral piece "Epistle to the Corinthians" is unfailingly assertive, with the kind of attractive declamation one finds from that part of the 20th Century but with rarely that amount of compositional virtuosity. The choir sings with spark and enthusiasm. The two chamber works rounding out the CD are enchanting, but they're a mismatch for the other bolder works. When you listen, put a little space between the large scale and the small scale." Report Abuse
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