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Morton Gould - A Tribute / Klein, London Philharmonic


Release Date: 08/01/1996 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

We are great fans of the music of this wonderful American composer. This recording is a reissue of recordings that originally appeared on EMI in 1990 and was only available for a short time. It is a perfect introduction to his music and shows just why he is such a fine composer. From the American Salute to the American Symphonette No. 2 with its delightful Pavane, there is music here for anyone who enjoys classical music. Kenneth Klein conducts this music beautifully. He understands the Gould idiom perfectly and conveys it with great appeal. This disc has been remastered and sounds terrific and should find a wide audience.

R E V I E W S:

"The late Morton Gould was one of the most massively talented of all
Read more American composer-pianists-conductors. Everything he touched seemed to turn to gold; classical, crossover, jazz, pops, films to television. Yet relatively little of his vast output is available on CD, so this survey of four of Gold's most frequently programmed Orchestral works - played and recorded to the Tens by the London Philharmonic under Kenneth Klein - constitutes an event for collectors Although Klein has recorded standards, no one excels him in American repertory. And the fact that he can inspirit the London Phil to such idiomatic bravura speaks volumes in itself. Sonics are first class." (InTune)
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Works on This Recording

1.
American Ballads by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
2.
Spirituals for String Orchestra and Harp by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
3.
American Symphonette no 2 by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
4.
American Salute by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 

Sound Samples

American Ballads: I. Star-Spangled Overture
American Ballads: II. Amber Waves
American Ballads: III. Jubilo
American Ballads: IV. Memorials
American Ballads: V. Saratoga Quick-Step
American Ballads: VI. Hymnal
Spirituals for Strings: No. 1. Gospel Train - Old Time Religion
Spirituals for Strings: No. 2. Were You There? - Steal Away
Spirituals for Strings: No. 3. All God's Children Got Wings
Spirituals for Strings: No. 4. Little David Play on Your Harp
Spirituals for Strings: No. 5. Calvary - He Never Said a Mumblin' Word
Spirituals for Strings: No. 6. Ezekiel Saw de Wheel
Symphonette No. 2, "Second American Symphonette": I. Moderately fast, with vigor and bounce
Symphonette No. 2, "Second American Symphonette": II. Pavane
Symphonette No. 2, "Second American Symphonette": III. Fast and Racy
American Salute

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