From the New World / SWR Rundfunkorchester

Release Date: 5/11/2018
Label: SWR Music
Catalog Number: SWR19505CD
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$8.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This release contains a great cross-section of American music: from ragtime pioneer Scott Jopin to Richard Rodgers, the legendary composer of musicals, together with works by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. The musicians of the SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern play with zest and flamboyance, led by celebrated conductors Klaus Arp, Saul Schechtmann, Ernst Wedam, and Caspar Richter. The Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern was founded in 1951 by Emmerich Smola for the Southwest Radio. In 2007 the ensemble merged with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken, and the combined group is still performing and recording to this day. This album is part of a new re-release series (Century Classics) consisting of SWR music bestsellers. The series is competitively priced, optically highly attractive and contains acclaimed SWR recordings mostly of the SWR orchestras and their chief conductors.
Works on This Recording
1. Strike up the Band: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor: Klaus Arp
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927/1929 ; New York, USA
2. Lullaby by George Gershwin
Conductor: Klaus Arp
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; USA
3. Danzón Cubano by Aaron Copland
Conductor: Klaus Arp
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
Conductor: Klaus Arp
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; Mexico
5. North American Square Dance by Arthur Benjamin
Conductor: Saul Schechtmann
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; Canada
6. Mr. Christopher Columbus by Jay Livingston
Conductor: Ernst Wedam
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; USA
7. Treemonisha: Ragtimes (2) by Scott Joplin
Conductor: Klaus Arp
Period: 20th Century
8. Oklahoma!: Medley by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Klaus Arp
Period: Modern
Written: 1943 ; United States of Ame
9. Mass: A Simple Song by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Caspar Richter
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1971 ; USA
10. Girl Crazy: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor: Caspar Richter
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; USA
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