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American Romantics, Vol. 2 / Blundell, Gowanus Arts Ensemble


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: FCR166B  
Composer:  Stephen Collins FosterFelix BorowskiGeorge W. ChadwickArthur Foote,   ... 
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“American Romantics II” is the second volume in a project initiated by conductor Reuben Blundell after he discovered several scores for string orchestra through the Fleischer Collection. These scores were all written by American composers during the last decades of the 19th century, both native born and recently immigrated. "American Romantics" presents the premiere recordings of these pieces, some of which draw on Americana melodies while others reflect the prevailing Central European compositional style of the day. Blundell’s recent release, “American Romantics, Volume I,” with the Gowanus Arts Ensemble, received glowing reviews, including Gramophone Magazine, and American Record Guide: “I was completely mesmerized by this Read more lovely recording, one of the best I’ve heard in some time.” The album continues to be played regularly on WQXR and other stations across the US. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy (responsible for the GRAMMY Awards). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Old folks at home by Stephen Collins Foster
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Written: pub 1851 
2.
Suite Rococo by Felix Borowski
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
3.
Pieces (2) by Felix Borowski
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
4.
Intermezzo by George W. Chadwick
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
5.
Theme and Variations by Arthur Foote
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
6.
Pieces (2), Op. 27: No. 2, Wiegenlied by Paul Miersch
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
7.
La Guitare by Ethelbert Nevin
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
8.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: No. 2, Confluentia by Edgar Stillman Kelley
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
9.
The Lingac Boat Song by Martinus van Gelder
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
10.
In der Einsamkeit, Op. 7 by Bernardus Boekelman
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
11.
Elégie by Louis Lombard
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
12.
Pieces (3) for harmonium, Op. 39: No. 2, Valse menuet by Arthur Bird
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
13.
Pieces (2), Op. 7: Gavotte by Arthur Bird
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
14.
Moods (3), Op. 47: No. 2, To a Vanishing Race by Charles Wakefield Cadman
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
15.
My old Kentucky home by Stephen Collins Foster
Conductor:  Reuben Blundell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gowanus Arts Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: pub 1853; United States 

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