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Classics - Hindemith: When Lilacs Last In Dooryard Bloom'd

Release Date: 04/23/2002 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80132   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Jan DeGaetaniWilliam Stone
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony OrchestraAtlanta Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Shaw commissioned Hindemith's Requiem. He loved it, played it, and owned it. He still does. This disc remains one of the highpoints in his series of Atlanta recordings for Telarc, suffering from none of the reticence or indifference to the instrumental side of things that characterized many of his offerings of more standard fare. Of course, there's also the nonpareil singing of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, with marvelous contributions from baritone William Stone and the late, great mezzo Jan DeGaetani. The fabulously exhilarating Introduction and Fugue "Lo! body and soul" still sounds as thrilling as ever, and the Death Carol "Come, lovely and soothing Death" remains
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Perfectly balanced recorded sound and attractive pricing make this a more urgent acquisition than ever. It's great to see superb, important recordings such as this given a new lease on life. When the time comes to formally commemorate the victims of 9/11, let's hope someone remembers Hindemith's dignified, noble tribute to Americans fallen in World War II. This grave setting of Whitman's poetry remains as topical now as it was when it was composed in 1946, and this recording bears eloquent witness to that fact. [7/20/2002]
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Requiem for those we Love "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), William Stone (Baritone)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 62 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes:  USA 

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