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Locklair: Symphony No. 2 "America" / Rohac, Trevor, Slovak National Symphony


Release Date: 08/09/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559860  
Composer:  Dan Locklair
Performer:  Peter Mikula
Conductor:  Kirk TrevorMichael Roháč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This world premiere recording of four recent orchestral works by acclaimed composer Dan Locklair opens with the powerful Symphony No. 2 ‘America,’ the orchestral fireworks of which celebrate three significant American holidays. This work was summed up by Classical Voice North Carolina as ‘soon-to-be-a-hit’ for its highly rhythmical and lyrical character, typical features of Locklair’s music. ‘Hail the Coming Day’ is a festive celebration of the consolidation of the towns of Winston and Salem in 1913, while the antiphonal dialogues of Phoenix celebrate new life. The Concerto for Organ and Orchestra movingly unites ancient and modern musical techniques to create a work of dazzling and exquisite beauty. This world premiere recording of four recent orchestral works by acclaimed composer Dan Locklair opens with the powerful Symphony No. 2 ‘America,’ the orchestral fireworks of which celebrate three significant American holidays. This work was summed up by Classical Voice North Carolina as ‘soon-to-be-a-hit’ for its highly rhythmical and lyrical character, typical features of Locklair’s music. ‘Hail the Coming Day’ is a festive celebration of the consolidation of the towns of Winston and Salem in 1913, while the antiphonal dialogues of Phoenix celebrate new life. The Concerto for Organ and Orchestra movingly unites ancient and modern musical techniques to create a work of dazzling and exquisite beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony No. 2 "America" by Dan Locklair
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 
2.
A Festive Piece for Orchestra "Hail the Coming Day" by Dan Locklair
Conductor:  Michael Roháč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; United States 
3.
Concerto for Organ by Dan Locklair
Performer:  Peter Mikula (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Roháč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; United States 
4.
PHOENIX for Orchestra by Dan Locklair
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007; United States 

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