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30th Anniversary Sampler - Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody, Etc

Release Date: 10/10/2006 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 908   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Tylman SusatoGeorge EnescuErik SatieGabriela Lena Frank,   ... 
Performer:  Gary GraffmanFelix HellJoel FanVirgil Fox
Conductor:  Jerry JunkinEiji OueKeith LockhartPaul Goodwin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Texas Wind EnsembleMinnesota OrchestraUtah Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reference Recordings declares, “It’s party time!” 1976 seems a long time ago, but that's when RR was born. Remember direct-to-disc LPs? That's how we started, but being inexperienced and naïve, our first recording project fell short of expectations, and was never released. The label got started for real in 1978 when we connected with Keith Johnson and his home-brew focused-gap tape machine, which provided extraordinary material for Prof. Johnson's Astounding Sound Show. In recent years, RR beta-tested and introduced the High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD®) process, co-invented by Keith Johnson— in our view, the best way to make a digital compact disc.

As Exhibit A, we present RR's 30th Anniversary Sampler, a
Read more singular bargain. We offer a generous helping of primo tracks from recent RR releases, featuring the Minnesota Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, organ legend Virgil Fox and organ prodigy Felix Hell, great American pianist Gary Graffman, and our latest piano whiz, Joel Fan. All this marvelous music, including several world premieres (and one first release not available elsewhere), is delivered in "Prof." Johnson's most dazzling HDCD® sound for your listening pleasure or for system evaluation. Included in the booklet is a catalogue of current RR releases.
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Works on This Recording

Het derde musyck boexken...alderhande danserye: La Morisque by Tylman Susato
Conductor:  Jerry Junkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Texas Wind Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1551; Antwerp, Belgium 
Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Romania 
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Latin American Dances (3): no 3, Mestizo Waltz by Gabriela Lena Frank
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Ikon of Eros: Excerpt(s) by John Tavener
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra,  Minnesota Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
For the Angel Israfel by Dominick Argento
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
An American Requiem: Dies irae by Richard Danielpour
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony Orchestra,  Pacific Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: no 3, Lento assai - Allegro vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
Concerto Nicolò for piano left hand and orchestra: Finale by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Pines of Rome: Excerpt(s) by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H, S 260: Prelude by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Felix Hell (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Fan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Prelude in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Baroque 

Sound Samples

Danserye: La Morisque
2 Romanian Rhapsodies, Op. 11: No. 1 in A Major
Mestizo Waltz
Prelude and Fugue on the Name BACH, S. 260: Prelude on the name B-A-C-H, S260/R381
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: III. Lento assai - Allegro vivace - Lento assai - Come prima - Allegro vivace
Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S. 434: Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267
In Praise of Music: No. 5. For the Angel, "Israfel"
An American Requiem: Dies Irae
Concerto Nicolò: Concerto Nicolo (excerpt)
Ikon of Eros: (excerpt)
Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 532: Prelude in D Major, BWV 532
3 Gymnopédies: 3 Gymnopedies: No. 1. Lent et douloureux (orch. Debussy)
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P. 141

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