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Barber: Horizon / Barra, Golden, Arioso Wind Quintet, San Diego CO


Release Date: 06/27/1995 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7206   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel Barber
Performer:  Ruth Golden
Conductor:  Donald Barra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Chamber OrchestraArioso Wind Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Koch has led the way in new recordings of Barber... This CD programs old favorites as well as a CD première, Horizon... The work lasts slightly over four minutes, and it interests Barber headbangers like me as the first cut at the wind quintet Summer Music... The Arioso Wind Quintet does a superb job not only with conveying the melancholy underlying [ Summer Music], but also with letting loose in the riff-like passages... Barra and his soloists give a very lively performance [of the Capricorn Concerto]. The soloists, in particular, inflect the music in a personal way, almost like jazz musicians... Ruth Golden, the soprano on this CD, to me is a well-kept secret...She sings, not merely to produce Read more pleasant sounds, but to intensify the meaning of the text.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Horizon by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Donald Barra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
2.
Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Ruth Golden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Barra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1950; USA 
Language: English 
3.
Capricorn Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, Op. 21 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Donald Barra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
4.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Donald Barra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
5.
Serenade for Strings, Op. 1 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Donald Barra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
6.
Summer Music, Op. 31 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arioso Wind Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 

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