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Portraits Of Freedom - Copland, Harris / Schwarz, Seattle So


Release Date: 05/03/1994 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3140   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandRoy Harris
Performer:  James Earl Jones
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony OrchestraSeattle Chorale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Billboard: A sharply programmed album as the upcoming inauguration keeps patriotic issues front and center. Jones is the vibrant speaker in Copland's 'Lincoln Portrait,' in a performance more involving than any in recent years. Schwarz and the Seattle contribute mightily here and in the other works, Copland's striking 'Fanfare,' 'Canticle of Freedom,' and 'Outdoor Overture,' as well as Roy Harris' 'American Creed' and 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home.' K. Miller, American Record Guide: Schwarz manages to bring back some of dignity to this music. His readings of these pieces are elegant, refined, and in the best possible taste. Billboard: A sharply programmed album as the upcoming inauguration keeps patriotic issues front and center. Jones is the vibrant speaker in Copland's 'Lincoln Portrait,' in a performance more involving than any in recent years. Schwarz and the Seattle contribute mightily here and in the other works, Copland's striking 'Fanfare,' 'Canticle of Freedom,' and 'Outdoor Overture,' as well as Roy Harris' 'American Creed' and 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home.' K. Miller, American Record Guide: Schwarz manages to bring back some of dignity to this music. His readings of these pieces are elegant, refined, and in the best possible taste. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
2.
Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland
Performer:  James Earl Jones (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Language: English 
3.
Canticle of Freedom by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Seattle Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955/1965; USA 
Language: English 
4.
An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
5.
When Johnny Comes Marching Home by Roy Harris
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
6.
American Creed by Roy Harris
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 

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