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Essential American Classics

Essential American Classics / Various
Release Date: 06/05/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 27851   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Louis M. GottschalkStephen FosterEdward MacDowellScott Joplin,   ... 
Performer:  Leonard PennarioSalli TerriEvan StoverJay Ungar,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon RattleLeonard SlatkinNeil RichardsonJohn McGlinn,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Bamboula, danse des nègres for piano, Op. 2, D. 13 (RO 20) by Louis M. Gottschalk
Performer:  Leonard Pennario (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844-1845 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
My old Kentucky home, good night by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Salli Terri ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Beautiful dreamer by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Evan Stover (Violin), Jay Ungar (Violin), Matt Glaser (Violin),
Tony Trischka (Banjo), Thomas Hampson (), Molly Mason (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
Preludes (3) for Piano: no 2 in C sharp minor, Andante con moto e poco rubato by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leonard Pennario (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic": 2. Andante by Howard Hanson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: Modern 
Written: 1930; United States of Ame 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9.
Mood Indigo by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Monty Alexander Trio (Trio), Barbara Hendricks ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; New York, USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10.
Roberta: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (Horn), Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Conductor:  Neil Richardson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
Anything Goes: Overture by Cole Porter
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
12.
Pal Joey: Bewitched, bothered and bewildered by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
13.
Take the "A" train by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Simon Gardner (Trumpet), Bobby Watson (), Peter Washington (Double Bass),
Regina Carter (Violin), Lena Horne (Voice), Lewis Nash (Drums),
Joe Lovano (), Joshua Redman (), Geri Allen (Piano),
Mark Goodchild (Double Bass), John Barclay (Trumpet), Clark Terry (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Annie Get Your Gun: Overture by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (), Kim Criswell ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
15.
Annie Get Your Gun: Doin' what comes natur'lly by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (), Kim Criswell ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
16.
Annie Get Your Gun: The girl that I marry by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Kim Criswell (), Thomas Hampson ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
17.
Annie Get Your Gun: You can't get a Man with a gun by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (), Kim Criswell ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
18.
Annie Get Your Gun: Anything You Can Do by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Kim Criswell (), Thomas Hampson ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
19.
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
20.
Facades by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
21.
Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
22.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
23.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Enrique Bátiz
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Appalachian Spring: no 1, Very slowly by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
25.
Appalachian Spring: no 2, Allegro by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
26.
Old American Songs, Set 2: The Little Horses by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Bruce Hubbard ()
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
27.
Old American Songs, Set 1: The Dodger by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Bruce Hubbard ()
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
28.
Old American Songs, Set 1: Long Time Ago by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Bruce Hubbard ()
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
29.
Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Bruce Hubbard ()
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
30.
At the River, song for voice & piano, S. 214 (K. 6B54) by Charles Ives
Performer:  John McCabe (Piano), Marni Nixon ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1916; United States of Ame 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
31.
Liberty Bell by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Timothy Foley
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
32.
Grand Canyon Suite: On the Trail by Ferde Grofe
Conductor:  Felix Slatkin
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931; United States of Ame 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
33.
Candide, overture to the operetta by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: Modern 
Written: 1956; United States of Ame 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
34.
Vermont Counterpoint, for piccolo, flutes & tape by Steve Reich
Performer:  Ransom Wilson (Piccolo)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1982; United States of Ame 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Bamboula (1992 - Remaster)
My Old Kentucky Home (2011 - Remaster)
Beautiful Dreamer
To a Wild Rose (No. 1 of Woodland Sketches Op. 51)
The Liberty Bell
The Entertainer
At the River
Rhapsody in Blue (jazzband version): Opening
Three Preludes: No. 2 in C sharp minor
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic": II. Andante Con Tenerezza
Mood Indigo (I. Mills - A. Bigard) (Mills Music, Inc.)
Grand Canyon Suite (1997 Digital Remaster): On The Trail
Smoke gets in your eyes (Roberta, 1933) (1996 Digital Remaster)
Anything Goes (original 1934 version): Overture
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Pal Joey)
Take the 'A' Train
Fanfare for the Common Man (1999 Digital Remaster)
Appalachian Spring (1999 Digital Remaster): Very Slowly
Appalachian Spring (1999 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Annie Get Your Gun: Overture
Annie Get Your Gun, Act I: Doin' what comes natur'lly (Annie, Kids, Wilson)
Annie Get Your Gun, Act I: The girl that I marry (Frank)
Annie Get Your Gun, Act I: You can't get a man with a gun (Annie)
Annie Get Your Gun, Act II: Anything you can do (Frank, Annie)
The Little Horses (Lullaby)
The Dodger (Campaign Song)
Long Time Ago (Ballad)
Simple Gifts (Shaker Song)
Candide (Overture)
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: II. Somewhere
Façades
Vermont counterpoint
Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Fanfare for orchestra

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