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An American Panorama - Bernstein, Harris, Copland / Mata


Release Date: 08/31/1993 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 90170   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinAaron CoplandRoy Harris
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fine collection contains excellent performances of all three works--the Bernstein and Copland brashly idiomatic and full of life, and the Harris a very welcome counterpoint to the classic Bernstein/NYPO version on Sony Classical. It's curious, actually, that a symphony that's so generally admired seems to have largely disappeared from concert stages, and so seldom makes it to disc. When this recording was made in the early 1990s, it was high time for a new Harris Third to appear in top-quality sound, and from the opening soulful string threnody to the boisterous central fugue, this performance certainly fills the bill. If the coupling appeals to you, don't hesitate for a second.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
This fine collection contains excellent performances of all three works--the Bernstein and Copland brashly idiomatic and full of life, and the Harris a very welcome counterpoint to the classic Bernstein/NYPO version on Sony Classical. It's curious, actually, that a symphony that's so generally admired seems to have largely disappeared from concert stages, and so seldom makes it to disc. When this recording was made in the early 1990s, it was high time for a new Harris Third to appear in top-quality sound, and from the opening soulful string threnody to the boisterous central fugue, this performance certainly fills the bill. If the coupling appeals to you, don't hesitate for a second.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Eugene McDermott Hall, Dallas, Texas 
Length: 20 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Billy the Kid: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Eugene McDermott Hall, Dallas, Texas 
Length: 20 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 by Roy Harris
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Eugene McDermott Hall, Dallas, Texas 
Length: 18 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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