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American Classics - Scarmolin: Orchestral Works / Suben


Release Date: 10/27/1998 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559012   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Performer:  Ivan TvrdíkMiroslav HerákPeter La GardeJosef Pukovec
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic OrchestraBratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anthony Louis Scarmolin was born in Northern Italy in 1890 and emigrated to the United States in 1900. The young Scarmolin showed great promise as a musician and enrolled as a piano student at the German Conservatory of Music in New York. He was a talented pianist, but fate intervened in the form of a hand injury and his Carnegie Hall debut recital was canceled.
Scarmolin the composer is the focus of this recording, which features a number of his orchestral works. In his student days, he was a disciple of the atonality of Schoenberg, but the music of the mature Scarmolin is gloriously tonal. The exotic "Dance" from his opera 'The Caliph' opens the disc. The work is lushly scored and ultra-romantic in its grand sweep, reminding the
Read more listener of the film music of Korngold and Waxman. On a lighter note, Scarmolin's 'Three Miniatures' are delightful pieces that charm with their colorful orchestration and pleasant melodies. The composer's more serious side is displayed with 'Invocation,' a tone poem for large orchestra that is, at turns, both reverent and heroic.
This generously-filled disc presents a fascinating look at a composer deserving wider recognition. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Caliph: Dance by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Havirov Civic Centre, Czech Republic 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Miniatures (3) by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1919-1920 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Havirov Civic Centre, Czech Republic 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Night at Sea by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1919-1920 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: John Sichel (1995) 
4.
Snowdrift by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1919-1920 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: John Sichel (1995) 
5.
White Meadows by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: John Sichel (1995) 
6.
The Sunlit Pool by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
Invocation, Op. 205 by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Performer:  Ivan Tvrdík (Cello)
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 16 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8.
Variations on a Folk Song for String Orchestra, Op. 192 by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Performer:  Miroslav Herák (Cello)
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 12 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9.
Arioso for String Orchestra by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Concert Piece for Trumpet and Strings by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Performer:  Peter La Garde (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
11.
Prelude by Anthony Louis Scarmolin
Performer:  Josef Pukovec (Flute)
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Havirov Civic Centre, Czech Republic 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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