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Diamond: Symphony No. 6 / Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559842  
Composer:  David Diamond
Conductor:  Arthur Fagen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The three works on this recording were composed at the height of David Diamond’s popularity. ‘Rounds’ is his most enduringly popular piece, whose simple economy of means prompted Aaron Copland to exclaim, “Oh, I wish I had written that piece.” The concert suite ‘Romeo and Juliet’ explores the “innate beauty and pathos” of Shakespeare’s play. Taking its cue from the work of nineteenth-century Romantic composers, ‘Symphony No. 6’ is cyclical, the second and third movements deriving from material found in the first. Conductor Arthur Fagen has been professor of orchestral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2008 and music director of the Atlanta Opera since 2010. He has conducted at the world’s most prestigious Read more opera houses and music festivals, and from 1998 to 2001, he was guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera. Here he leads the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, the premiere orchestra at the school, and the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rounds by David Diamond
Conductor:  Arthur Fagen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; United States 
2.
Romeo and Juliet by David Diamond
Conductor:  Arthur Fagen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; United States 
3.
Symphony No. 6 by David Diamond
Conductor:  Arthur Fagen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 

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