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Ives: Symphony No 2; Carter: Instances; Gershwin: An American In Paris / Morlot

Ives / Carter / Gershwin
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra   Catalog #: 1003   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles IvesElliott CarterGeorge Gershwin
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 2014, the Seattle Symphony and Music Director Ludovic Morlot announced the launch of Seattle Symphony Media, the Symphony’s in-house record label, with its first three recordings.

This disc is dominated by two masterpieces of early 20th
Read more century American music, which reflect eclectic influences of jazz club, church hall and military band. Elliott Carter’s last orchestral work and his penultimate composition of any kind, Instances, received its world premiere in February 2013 in Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall. The work was a co-commission by the Seattle Symphony and Tanglewood Music Center and the first live performance of this single-movement piece is featured on this recording. Carter dedicated Instances to Ludovic Morlot, who, in his words, “has performed many of my works so beautifully.” All works on this disc were recorded live. - Seattle Symphony Media Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1902; USA 
2. Instances by Elliott Carter
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
3. An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2: I. Andante moderato
Symphony No. 2: II. Allegro
Symphony No. 2: III. Adagio cantabile
Symphony No. 2: IV. Lento maestoso
Symphony No. 2: V. Allegro molto vivace
Instances
An American in Paris

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