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Ives: Symphony No 3 & 4, Etc / Farberman, New Philharmonia


Release Date: 05/13/2010 
Label:  Vanguard   Catalog #: 72030   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Charles Ives
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraNew Philharmonia OrchestraAmbrosian Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Farberman offers a solid reading of the Fourth. The symphony opens powerfully with a sharp dramatic thrust from the New Philharmonia double basses. (The sound recording is also very good.) The second movement unfolds very slowly. In fact, Farberman's take on the second movement is longer than any other except the glacial Karabtchevsky. Moving so slowly, Farberman loses some momentum, but he is able to linger over musical strands that other conductors gloss over. Farberman's third movement is the best of the four. I especially like how he integrates the organ tones with the strings.

-- MusicWeb International
Farberman offers a solid reading of the Fourth. The symphony opens powerfully with a sharp dramatic thrust from the New Philharmonia double basses. (The sound recording is also very good.) The second movement unfolds very slowly. In fact, Farberman's take on the second movement is longer than any other except the glacial Karabtchevsky. Moving so slowly, Farberman loses some momentum, but he is able to linger over musical strands that other conductors gloss over. Farberman's third movement is the best of the four. I especially like how he integrates the organ tones with the strings.

-- MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
March for Piano: "The Circus Band" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; USA 
Date of Recording: 1967 
2.
Set for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1911; USA 
Date of Recording: 1967 
3.
Symphony no 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; USA 
Date of Recording: 1967 
4.
Symphony no 4 by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1912-1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 1967 

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