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A Set Of Pieces - Music By Charles Ives / Orpheus CO


Release Date: 08/05/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439869   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Ives
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Orpheus are most compelling in Three Places in New England. I first got to know the work from a 1957 Mercury LP with Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra—that performance, now on CD, still wears well and so does the music. Like the best of Ives, his Three Places remains vital in its fascinating depiction of moods and events. In ''Putnam's Camp'' the Orpheus, without a conductor, neatly manage the two marching rhythms simultaneously in separate metres, the unique Ives experience. (One starts at 2'24'', the other at 2'37''.) . . . The Orpheus recording of The Unanswered Question enters rightly at the threshold of audibility and sustains this rapt atmosphere. As Ives's sketches have been explored, alternative Read more readings of many works have become available. Slatkin's trumpeter plays all his repeated question phrases to end consistently on a B flat: the Orpheus soloist follows the familiar pattern ending alternately on C and B natural, but ending on C. . . . It's good to have the Orpheus well recorded in this repertoire."

-- Peter Dickinson, Gramophone [10/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1. First Orchestral Set "Three Places in New England" by Charles Ives
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1912-1921; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 19 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2. The Unanswered Question no 2 by Charles Ives
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3. Set for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra by Charles Ives
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1911; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4. Symphony no 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 22 Minutes 34 Secs. 
5. Set no 1 for Small Orchestra by Charles Ives
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1911; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 10 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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