Conductor – Leonard Slatkin. Engineer – William Hoekstra. Orchestra – Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Orchestrated By – William Schuman (tracks: 5). Producer – Joanna Nickrenz. No track timings given. Tracks 6 - 8 are world premiere recordings.
Saint Louis Symphony OrchestraLeonard Slatkin. Symphony No. 10 "American Muse": I. Con fuoco. 3. Saint Louis Symphony OrchestraLeonard Slatkin. New England Triptych: I. Be glad then, America. 4. American Festival Overture. 5. 10 "American Muse": III. Presto; Andantino; Leggero; Pesante; Presto possible. 6. New England Triptych: II.
New England Triptych - III. Chester. Variations On 'America'. 10 - 'American Muse' - I. 7. 10 - 'American Muse' - II. Larghissimo. 8. 10 - 'American Muse' - III. Presto; Andantino; Leggero; Pesante; Presto Possibile. Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. The performances are first-rate throughout; the S. ouis Symphony Orchestra comes across as a band of virtuosi and Slatkin is an ideal cheerleader in the lighter works (charming but gritty in the Triptych), quick on his foot and whipping up the energy while never losing sight of how the works hang together.
It starts with Schuman's cheerful American Festival Overture, continues with his variations on hymn tunes by William Billings (New England Triptych), continues with his sober orchestration of Ives' Variations on "America," and ends with his last, and by all means best, of his symphonies, the Tenth, subtitled "American Music. The tunes, the rhythms, the colors, the shapes, and most of all the spirit of the music is wholly and completely American: full of enthusiasm, idealism, romanticism, and most of all with the reckless. In this 1992, Slatkin and his St. Louis Symphony give a rousing performance of the American Festival Overture, an affectionate performance of the New England Triptych, a carousing performance of Variations on "America," and a deeply moving performance of the Tenth.
By William Schuman, Leonard Slatkin, St. Louis Symphony. 1. 2. When Jesus wept. New England Triptych: III.
The American Album Leonard Slatkin. Listen on Apple Music. New England Triptych: Chester. Variations On "America". By Ferde Grofé - Leonard Slatkin, Nina Bodnar, Barbara Liberman & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. 13. Minor Reflection. 14. America the Beautiful. Leonard Slatkin, Susan Slaughter & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. 17. The Star Spangled Banner. By John Stafford Smith. 17 Songs, 57 Minutes.
Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Doppio Movimento: Variations On A Shaker Hymn 11:28. Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 15:33. Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 64: II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima 09:02. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Abbey Simon - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: II. Intermezzo. 30: I. Allegro ma non tanto 15:25. 30: III. Finale.
|1||American Festival Overture|
|New England Triptych|
|2||I. Be Glad Then, America|
|3||II. When Jesus Wept|
|5||Variations On "America"|
|Symphony No. 10, "American Muse"|
|6||I. Con Fuoco|
|8||III. Presto; Andantino; Leggero; Pesante; Presto Possibile|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
- Copyright (c) – BMG Music
- Manufactured By – BMG Music
- Distributed By – BMG Music
- Recorded At – Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis
- Art Direction – J. J. Stelmach
- Artwork – Thomas Hart Benton
- Composed By – Charles Ives (tracks: 5), William Schuman (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 8)
- Conductor – Leonard Slatkin
- Engineer – William Hoekstra
- Orchestra – Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
- Orchestrated By – William Schuman (tracks: 5)
- Producer – Joanna Nickrenz
NotesNo track timings given.
Tracks 6 - 8 are world premiere recordings.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 9026-61282-2 8
- SPARS Code: DDD
|09026 61282 2||William Schuman, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin||William Schuman, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin - Symphony No. 10 / New England Triptych / American Festival Overture (CD, Album)||RCA Victor Red Seal||09026 61282 2||Europe||1992|