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Ives: Holiday Symphony, Etc / Tilson Thomas, Chicago So


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 42381   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Ives
Performer:  Adolph Herseth
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Holidays by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1913; USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago 
2.
The Unanswered Question no 2 by Charles Ives
Performer:  Adolph Herseth (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago 
Notes: Revised version 
3.
Contemplations (2): no 2, Central Park in the Dark by Charles Ives
Performer:  Adolph Herseth (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago 

Sound Samples

Washington's Birthday
Decoration Day
The Fourth of July
Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day
The Unanswered Question (Revised version)
Central Park In The Dark
The Unanswered Question (Original Version)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Superior  March 27, 2015 By Christopher Abbot (Vineyard Haven, MA) See All My Reviews "This disc is one of several, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and released by CBS/Sony in the late 80s/early 90s, of the (then new) Critical Editions of Ives scores sponsored by The Charles Ives Society. Ives is perhaps the mainstay of the Tilson Thomas discography, comprising the earliest (Three Places in New England with the BSO on DG) and among the latest (the sensational Ives/Brant Concord Symphony with the SFSO) of his recordings. This Holidays is one of his best. Tilson Thomas approaches the work as a symphony of four distinct but related pieces: the first three grow from their nebulous, inchoate opening bars to the climactic episodes--barn-dance, march, fireworks--and then to their brief codas; the fourth becomes the epic finale, with its splendid chorus at its climax. The recording is clean and detailed but never overly-analytical, and there is plenty of punch in the loudest passages. MTT has revisited the piece in his Keeping Score release from SFS Media, and the Blu-ray is (not surprisingly) superior to that of this CD. But this CD offers two versions of The Unanswered Question and its companion Central Park in the Dark as bonuses to the major work. I would recommend this digital Sony disc as a viable option to those without Blu-ray or surround-sound capability: it is a superb complement to Leonard Bernstein's trail-blazing version with the NYPO, also on Sony." Report Abuse
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