Robert Ward: Symphonies No 3 & 6, Etc / Alan Balter, Et Al

Release Date: 6/5/2007
Label: Albany
Catalog Number: 929
Composer: Robert Ward
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
If Ward is new to you, this CD is a good first choice.

One of the last of a great generation of American composers.

A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for the opera The Crucible, Robert Ward is one of the last of a great generation of American composers whose music is full of patriotic high spirits and optimism, with equal measures of warmth and heartfelt melody.

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"This album features a fine selection of works by Robert Ward. This is well-crafted music of immediate melodic appeal that is often luminously scored. On repeated listening Ward's music doesn't weaken and is actually quite distinctive within a general Western American symphonic style that might remind you of Copland or Harris. If Ward is new to you, this CD is a good first choice." - Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com
Works on This Recording
1. Dialogues by Robert Ward
Performer: Meng-Chieh Liu (Piano), Kim Yeesun (Cello), Nicholas Kitchen (Violin)
Conductor: Lorenzo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Triangle Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984 ; USA
2. Symphony no 3 by Robert Ward
Conductor: Igor Buketoff
Orchestra/Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1950 ; USA
3. Symphony no 6 by Robert Ward
Conductor: Lorenzo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Triangle Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989 ; USA
4. Lady Kate: A western set by Robert Ward
Conductor: Alan Balter
Period: 20th Century
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