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Corigliano, Torke & Copland: Orchestral Works / Miller


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559782   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John CoriglianoMichael TorkeAaron Copland
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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These three works represent the first recording for Naxos by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and abroad. The chosen works reflect the richness and variety of the American repertoire. A work of immense poignancy and power, John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 is a commemoration of friends of the composer who died during the 1980s and '90s. Michael Torke's Bright Blue Music evokes rich lyricism couched in the composer's favorite key of D Major. The suite from
Read more Copland's Appalachian Spring is one of the great, quintessential American works.

Review:

Large-limbed, vivid, and intense, John Corigliano’s 1989 Symphony No 1 commemorates the Aids crisis, memorialising some of the composer’s friends who succumbed at a time when diagnosis meant death. It has also stood the test of time simply as good music, here performed superbly.

– Sunday Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 by John Corigliano
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
2.
Bright Blue Music by Michael Torke
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
3.
Appalachian Spring: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 

Featured Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1: I. Apologue. Of Rage & Remembrance
Bright Blue Music
Appalachian Spring Suite

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