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Burton: Symphony no 2 "Ariel" / Curry, Dickson, Keene, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

Burton / Keene / Syracuse So
Release Date: 09/09/2014 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9436   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen Douglas Burton
Performer:  Stephen DicksonDiane Curry
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Symphony no 2 "Ariel" by Stephen Douglas Burton
Performer:  Stephen Dickson (Baritone), Diane Curry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

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  The Plath Symphony October 22, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "The "Ariel" subtitle of this symphony doesn't refer to the lovable Disney mermaid. Rather, it's the favorite horse of Sylvia Plath, which inspired one of her poems, and the title of the poetry collection Burton selected his texts from. Burton matches the often disturbing beauty of Plath's poetry with richly scored post-romantic music. He also makes this a vocal symphony, with each movement presenting a sung version of its poem. Burton has created a soundscape that does justice to Plath, and complex emotions she tried to express through her poetry. To my ears, "Ariel" is the aesthetic heir to Mahler's late symphonies." Report Abuse
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