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American Classics - Barber: Knoxville - Summer Of 1915, Essays For Orchestra


Release Date: 05/18/2004 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559134   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel Barber
Performer:  Karina GauvinThomas Trotter
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"None of the performances on this new release is less than superb; moreover, no one who has been using the Naxos series to build his library of Barber works risks being disappointed by this or any of the other releases...this new Naxos release is especially notable for its extremely rich yet transparent sound quality and for painstakingly shaped phrasing by the Scottish National Orchestra."

-- Walter Simmons, Fanfare
"None of the performances on this new release is less than superb; moreover, no one who has been using the Naxos series to build his library of Barber works risks being disappointed by this or any of the other releases...this new Naxos release is especially notable for its extremely rich yet transparent sound quality and for painstakingly shaped phrasing by the Scottish National Orchestra."

-- Walter Simmons, Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1. Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1950; USA 
2. Essay for Orchestra no 2, Op. 17 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
3. Essay for Orchestra no 3, Op. 47 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; USA 
4. Toccata festiva for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 36 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 

Sound Samples

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Second Essay, Op. 17
Third Essay, Op. 47
Toccata festiva, Op. 36

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