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American Dreams - Barber, Et Al / Leppard, Indianapolis So


Release Date: 08/10/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 458157   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberGeorge W. ChadwickThomas CanningJohn Alden Carpenter,   ... 
Performer:  Hidetaro SuzukiArkady Orlovsky
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


There's some fine music in this collection of generally meditative music. The outstanding items are John Alden Carpenter's lovely Sea Drift, and Thomas Canning's Fantasy on a Hymn Tune of Justin Morgan. Canning's work is a shameless plagiarism of Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia, but no less enjoyable for that, especially if you feel that it was all down hill for Vaughan Williams after the Tallis Fantasia. I don't, but some do. The Barber Adagio puts in an appearance, presumably as a familiar anchor included to induce people afraid of everything else on the disc to buy it anyway. Good luck. It's wonderful to have these worthy works gathered together on one CD. Not only are they fine in and of
Read more themselves, but they also serve to remind us how much really excellent American music is regularly neglected both in concert and on recordings. Raymond Leppard and the Indianapolis Symphony have absolutely nothing to fear from more famous ensembles, and the recorded sound is great. This is a lovely compilation.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Symphonic Sketches: Noël by George W. Chadwick
Performer:  Hidetaro Suzuki (Violin)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1904; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3.
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan by Thomas Canning
Performer:  Arkady Orlovsky (Cello), Hidetaro Suzuki (Violin)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4.
Sea Drift by John Alden Carpenter
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933/1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 13 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Strings in E major, Op. 63: Pizzicato and Adagietto by Arthur Foote
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907/1908; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Johnny Appleseed Suite: Prayer and Cathedral Vision by Hoagy Carmichael
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Van Cleve and Dant 
7.
Lullaby by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan (Canning)
Johnny Appleseed Suite (Carmichael): Prayer and Cathedral Vision

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