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The London Philharmonic Celebrates American Composers


Release Date: 11/25/1997 
Label:  Leonarda   Catalog #: 331   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Donald ErbMarga RichterCharles Erik LundborgIrwin Bazelon
Performer:  Gregg Henegar
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Contrabassoon by Donald Erb
Performer:  Gregg Henegar (Contrabassoon)
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Blackberry Vines and Winter Fruit by Marga Richter
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Switchback by Charles Erik Lundborg
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4. Symphony no 8 for Strings by Irwin Bazelon
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 52 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Celebratory recordings of fine works June 29, 2012 By Guy Rickards (Northwood, Middlesex) See All My Reviews "I enjoyed this disc so much I bought it twice! The second was due to my bassoonist daughter, who borrowed it for the Erb Contrabassoon Concerto, having lost it in the immense archaeological layers that form the surface of her bedroom. Erb was a splendid composer and his Concerto is compelling from first bar to last in this well-prepared account. Star of the show, though, is Marga Richter's 'Blackberry Vines and Wnter Fruit', a brilliantly imagined tone poem inspired by Vermont in Winter. Lundborg's electrifying 'Switchback' and Bazelon's complex Eighth Symphony complete a splendid disc." Report Abuse
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