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AMERICAN SYMPHONIES

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman
Edited by Stephen Ellis

 

© 2011-14 Michael Herman
Updated March 2014

All national discographies

Page 2 of this discography


INTRODUCTION

The title of this discography is self-explanatory. The composers surveyed were either born or came to settle in the United States of America. As this has always been a nation of immigrants, it should come as no surprise that a large number of America's symphonists were born outside of its borders. In fact, the very first acknowledged composer of symphonies in America, Anthony Philip Heinrich (1781-1861), came from what is now the Czech Republic. Many composers included in this work are also to be found in other discographies in this series devoted to their native lands. Not included, however, are composers who spent some years in America, usually for political reasons, such as Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud and Paul Hindemith, but who are more closely associated with their countries of origin. Such composers will be found only in the discographies specifically covering the composers of their native lands.

The Symphony came to America during the first half of the nineteenth century. The creation in 1842 of our first important professional orchestra, the New York Philarmonic, was probably the key event in the American symphony's early development. As the Philharmonic performed the symphonic works of the European masters, it undoubtedly served as the spur for native composers, such as William Henry Fry (1813-1864) and George Frederick Bristow (1825-1898) and, later, John Knowles Paine (1839-1906) and William Wallace Gilchrist (1846-1916), to try their hands at symphonies. By the turn of the twentieth century, symphony orchestras had been organized in other major cities, and the founding of important music schools such as the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the National Conservatory of Music in New York heightened the level of professional musicianship in America, paving the way for this country's great wave of symphonic composers in the twentieth century. The most noted producers of American symphonies were born between 1890 and 1910 and included Walter Piston, Howard Hanson, Roger Sessions, Roy Harris, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and William Schuman. However, not one of their symphonies has entered the international basic repertoire. Yet, the composition of symphonies, as this work documents, continued unabated throughout the twentieth century and goes on into the present one.

The recording of American symphonies has always been a spotty operation. The galaxy of composers mentioned in the previous paragraph, as well as the maverick Charles Ives, have been represented on the major commercial labels, though rarely consistently. Lesser-known composers also occasionally appeared on these labels but those recordings had very short lifespans. Thus, the vast majority of recorded American symphonies have been produced by small labels, often subsidized by the composers themselves. During the LP era, Louisville and CRI Records were the most prolific of these labels, while on CDs, companies such as Albany Records, Delos, MMC, Vienna Modern Masters and Centaur Records now fill this niche.

A special feature of symphonies produced in the United States has been the vast amount of works in this form for symphonic wind bands and ensembles of various types. As bands are a prominent fixture in most American universities, colleges and even high schools, and as most composers teach at such institutions, it is not surprising that bands are the ideal performance venues for many of these creators of music. Again, specialist labels have been around over the years to record such works.

As in the previous discographies in this series, no attempt has been made to list every release of every recording of each work. There have just been too many reissues, especially from the major labels, to make this feasible for many recordings. Instead, what are listed are the most current issue the author has located and the earliest release (if any on LP or CD) of that particular recording. In general, multi-disc compendium releases are omitted unless they contain a unique recording or the sole modern reissue of a previously released performance. Recorded is here defined as being available in a physical format that can be (or could have been) purchased or obtained from either a commercial or non-commercial source. Tape recordings, DVD's and formats other than CD's or LP's are not included.

The entry for each composer consists of two sections. First there is a compact biographical paragraph that notes some essential information such as place of birth, higher musical education (including schools and prominent teachers), subsequent musical careers, in addition to composing, and details of other symphonies that have not been recorded. Compositional styles are not discussed in these paragraphs, and readers are referred to the bibliography where various reference books that cover this subject are listed. The second part of each composer entry consists of lists of his or her symphonies that have been recorded and the various recordings of each work. "Symphony" is defined here as any work the composer has designated as such in its title, including works called "sinfonia" or "sinfonietta." The works can be for full orchestra, chamber orchestra, strings, winds, brass or chorus and orchestra. For every symphony that has them, the opus number, key signature and title are noted and the year of composition or première (if known) is stated for all. The entries of the symphonies that have had multiple recordings are listed alphabetically by the conductor's name. Each listing of a recording consists of the following components: (1) performers (in this order if all are involved - conductor, soloists, choral group, orchestra), (2) other work or works on the recording, (3) label and catalogue number and year of issue and (4) If the recording is a reissue, the original LP or CD release and its year of issue. Please note that the performers listed are for the entry work and not necessarily for the works that it is coupled with. Also, in most instances when an entry work is included in a large collection (especially if most of the other works are not related to the discography's subject), the list of couplings is not given but is replaced by the title of the collection.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Although he appears on the front cover as the editor, Steve Ellis can really be better charcterized as this work's co-author. My knowledge of the recordings of American symphonies is miniscule compared to his, and without his input, the number of composers and works documented here would be considerably less. I would also like to thank the following composers for supplying me with additional information and answering questions about them and their work. They are: Larry Bell, Thomas Beveridge, David Canfield, Carson Cooman, Stephen Dankner, Peter Farmer, Barbara Harbach, James Hopkins, Jeffrey Jacob, Steven Perillo and Scott Robbins. As in my previous discographies, Len Mullenger of MusicWeb International was on hand to help my work onto the internet.

Please note that all recordings listed are CDs unless specifically designated as LPs.

Finally, as this book is published online it can always be a work in progress as the author has the ability to amend the work when necessary with very little difficulty. A work of this type is bound to contain errors and omissions as so much material has been gathered from so many diverse sources. Therefore, I ask anyone who reads this book and finds such errors or omissions to please let me know at the e-mail address below. I would be very grateful indeed.

mherman@mindspring.com


COMPOSER INDEX

ACTOR, LEE (b. 1952)
ADAMS, JOHN (b. 1947)
ADLER, SAMUEL (b.1928)
ALBERT
, STEPHEN (1941-1992)
ALBURGER, MARK (b. 1957)
ALLANBROOK, DOUGLAS (1921-2003)
AMRAM, DAVID (b. 1930)
ANDERSON, T(HOMAS) J(EFFERSON) , JR. (b. 1928)
ANDREWS, JAMES (b. 1945)
ANTHEIL, GEORGE (1900-1959)
ARCHER, KIMBERLY K. (b. 1973)
ARNAUD, LÉO (1904- 1991)
ASENJO, FLORENCIO (b.1926)
ASHLEY, ROBERT (b. 1930)
ASIA, DANIEL (b. 1953)
AUSTIN, ELIZABETH (b. 1938)
AVSHALOMOV, AARON (1894-1965)
AVSHALOMOV, JACOB (b. 1919)
BALADA, LEONARDO (b. 1933)
BALEY, VIRKO (b.1938)
BANFIELD, WILLIAM (b. 1961)
BARATI, GEORGE (1913-1996)
BARBER, SAMUEL (1910-1981)
BARKER-NELSON, MARIE (b. 1926)
BARNES, JAMES (b. 1949)
BASSETT, LESLIE (b. 1923)
BAUMAN, JON WARD (1939-2009)
BAZELON, IRWIN (1922-1995)
BEACH, AMY CHENEY (1867-1944)
BECKER, JOHN J. (1886- 1961)
BEESON, JACK (1921-2010)
BELL, ELIZABETH (b. 1928)
BELL, LARRY (b. 1952)
BENNETT, ROBERT RUSSELL (1894-1981)
BENSON, WARREN (1924-2005)
BERNSTEIN, LEONARD (1918-1990)
BERRY, CHARLES ROLAND (b. 1957)
BESTOR, CHARLES (b. 1924)
BEVERIDGE, THOMAS (b. 1938)
BEVERSDORF, THOMAS (1924-1981)
BEYER, FREDERICK (1926-2001)
BIGGS, JOHN (b. 1932)
BILIK, JERRY (b. 1933)
BINKERD, GORDON (1916-2003)
BLACKWOOD, EASLEY (b. 1933)
BLITZSTEIN, MARC (1905-1964)
BLOCH, ERNEST (1880-1959)
BODA, JOHN (1922-2002)
BOLCOM, WILLIAM (b. 1938)
BOLLE, JAMES (b. 1931)
BOOKER, CHARLES L., JR. (b. 1952)
BOYADJIAN, HAYG (b. 1938)
BOYER , PETER (b. 1970)
BOYSEN, ANDREW, JR. (b. 1968)
BRANT, HENRY (1913-2008)
BRICKMAN, SCOTT (b. 1963)
BRISMAN, HESKEL(1923-2001)
BRISTOW, GEORGE FREDERICK (1825-1898)
BROEGE, TIMOTHY (b. 1947)
BROWN, JONATHAN BRUCE (b. 1952)
BROWN, RAYNER (1912-1999)
BUKVICH, DANIEL (b. 1954)
BURTON, STEPHEN (b. 1943)
BUSCH. DENNIS (b.1947)
CALABRO, LOUIS (1926-1996)
CAMPHOUSE, MARK (b. 1954)
CANFIELD, DAVID DEBOOR (b. 1950)
CARPENTER, JOHN ALDEN (1876-1951)
CARTER, ELLIOTT (1908-2012)
CHADWICK, GEORGE WHITEFIELD (1854-1931)
CHAMBERS, WENDY MAE (b. 1953)
CHANCE, JOHN BARNES (1932-1972)
CHIHARA, PAUL (b. 1938)
COATES, GLORIA (b. 1938)
COCKEY, JIM (b. 1947)
COHN, JAMES (b. 1928)
COLLINS, EDWARD JOSEPH (1886-1951)
CONSTANTINIDES, DINOS (b. 1929)
COOKE, FRANCIS JUDD (1910-1995)
COOMAN, CARSON (b. 1982)
COOPER, PAUL (1926-1996)
COPLAND, AARON (1900-1990)
CORIGLIANO, JOHN (b. 1938)
CORTÉS, RAMIRIO, JR. (1933-1984)
COWELL, HENRY (1897-1965)
CRESTON, PAUL (1906-1985)
CUNNINGHAM,MICHAEL G. (b. 1937)
CURTIS-SMITH, C(URTIS) (b. 1941)
CUSTER, ARTHUR (1923-1998)
DAGHIGHIAN, SAM (b. 1973)
DAHL, INGOLF (1912-1970)
DANIELPOUR, RICHARD (b. 1956)
DANKNER, STEPHEN (b. 1944)
DAUGHERTY, MICHAEL (b. 1954)
DAWSON, WILLIAM LEVI (1899-1990)
DEL TREDICI, DAVID (b. 1937)
DELLO JOIO, NORMAN (1913-2008)
DIAMOND, DAVID (1915-2005)
DICK, MARCEL (1898-1991)
DI DOMENICA, ROBERT (b. 1927)
DÓRATI, ANTAL (1906-1988)
DOUGLAS, PAUL M. (1936-2010)
DUFFY, JOHN (b. 1926)
EFFINGER, CECIL (1914-1990)
ELLINGTON, DUKE (1899-1974)
ENGEBRETSON, MARK (b. 1964)
ERB, DONALD (1927-2008)
EWAZEN, ERIC (b. 1954)
FARBERMAN, HAROLD (b. 1929)
FARMER, PETER (b.1941)
FELCIANO, RICHARD (b. 1930)
FINE, IRVING (1914-1962)
FINNEY, ROSS LEE (1906-1997)
FLAGELLO, NICOLAS (1928-1994)
FORTE, ALDO RAFAEL (b. 1953)
FRANCO, JOHAN (1908-1988)
FREDRICKSON, THOMAS (b. 1928)
FRY, WILLIAM HENRY (1813-1864)
FRITZE, GREGORY (b. 1954)
FUNK, ERIC (b. 1949)
FUSSELL, CHARLES (b. 1938)
GAINES, DAVID (b. 1961)
GALBRAITH, NANCY (b. 1951)
GALLAGHER, JACK (b. 1947)
GATES, CRAWFORD (b. 1921)
GERBER, STEPHEN R. (b.1948)
GIANNINI, VITTORIO (1903-1966)
GIDEON, MIRIAM (1906-1996)
GILLINGHAM, DAVID (b.1947)
GILLIS, DON (1912-1978)
GIOVANNINI, CAESAR (b. 1925)
GIROUX, JULIE (b. 1961)
GLASS, PHILIP (b. 1937)
GLOVINSKY, BEN (b. 1942)
GOEB, ROGER (1914-1997)
GOODMAN, JEROME D. (b. 1933)
GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS MOREAU (1829-1869)
GOULD, MORTON (1913-1990)
GRANTHAM, DONALD (b.1947)
GREEN, BERNARD (1908-1975)
GREEN, RAY (1908-1987)
GREENBERG, JAY (b. 1991)
GRILLER, ARNOLD (b. 1937)
GRUENBERG, LOUIS (1884-1964)
GUTCHË, GENE (1907-2000)
HADLEY, HENRY KIMBALL (1871-1937)
HAIEFF, ALEXEI (1914-1994)
HAILSTORK, ADOLPHUS (b. 1941)
HAIMO, ETHAN (b. 1950)
HAMPTON, MITCH (b. 1967)
HANSON, HOWARD (1896-1981)
HARBACH, BARBARA (b. 1946)
HARBISON, JOHN (b. 1938)
HARRIS, ROY (1898-1979)
HARRISON, LOU (1917-2003)
HARTKE, STEPHEN (b. 1952)
HARTLEY, WALTER (b. 1927)
HAUFRECHT, HERBERT (1909-1998)
HEADLEY, HUBERT KLYNE (1906-1995)
HEARSHEN, IRA (b. 1948)
HEIDEN, BERNHARD (1910-2000)
HEINRICH, ANTHONY PHILIP (1781-1861)
HELPS, ROBERT (1928-2001)
HERRMANN, BERNARD (1911-1975)
HERSCH, MICHAEL (b.1971)
HEWITT, HARRY (1921-2003)
HILL, WILLIAM (b. 1954)
HODKINSON, SYDNEY (b. 1934)
HOFFER, BERNARD (b. 1934)
HOLSINGER, DAVID R. (b. 1945)
HONOROFF, RICHARD (b. 1951)
HOOSE, ALFRED (b. 1918)
HOPKINS, JAMES (b. 1939)
HORVIT, MICHAEL (b. 1932)
HORWOOD, MICHAEL (b. 1947)
HOVHANESS, ALAN (1911-2000)
HURWIT, ALBERT (b.1931)
HUSA, KAREL (b. 1921)
IANNACCONE, ANTHONY (b. 1943)
IMBRIE, ANDREW (1921-2007)
INCE, KAMRAN (b. 1960)
ISRAEL, BRIAN (1951-1986)
IVES, CHARLES (1874-1954)
JACOB, JEFFREY (b. 1948)
JAGER, ROBERT (b. 1939)
JAMES, PHILIP (1890-1975)
JARRETT, JACK (b. 1934)
JOHNSON, A. PAUL (b. 1955)
JOHNSON, JAMES P. (1894-1955)
JONES, CHARLES (1910-1997)
JONES, CHARLES "BIG" (b. 1931)
JONES, J. RANDOLPH (1910-1982)
JONES, SAMUEL (b.1935)
JOSTEN, WERNER (1885-1963)
KANITZ, ERNEST (1894-1978)
KAY, HERSHY (1919-1981)
KAY, ULYSSES SIMPSON (1917-1995)
KECHLEY, GERALD (b. 1919)
KELLER, HOMER (1915-1996)
KELLY, PETER (b. 1965)
KELLY, ROBERT (1916-2007)
KEMNER, GERALD (1932-2007)
KERNIS, AARON JAY (b. 1960)
KERR, HARRISON (1897-1978)
KIEVMAN, CARSON (b. 1949)
KNOX, CHARLES (b. 1929)
KOHS, ELLIS (1916-2000)
KORF, ANTHONY (b. 1951)
KORNEITCHOUK, IGOR (b. 1956)
KORNGOLD, ERICH WOLFGANG (1897-1957)
KORTE, KARL (b. 1928)
KRAFT, LEO (b. 1922)
KRAFT, WILLIAM (b. 1923)
KRENEK, ERNST (1900-1991)
KUBIK, GAIL (1914-1984)
KUGEL, DALE (b. 1931)
KUPFERMAN, MEYER (1926-2003)
KURKA, ROBERT (1921-1957)
LA MONTAINE, JOHN (1920-2013)
LARSEN, LIBBY (b. 1950)
LAZAROF, HENRY (b. 1932)
LEE, DAI-KEONG (1915-2005)
LEES, BENJAMIN (1924-2010)
LESHNOFF, JONATHAN (b. 1973)
LESSARD, JOHN (1920-2003)
LEVITCH, LEON (b. 1927)
LEVY, FRANK EZRA (b. 1930)
LEWIS, ROBERT HALL (1926-1996)
LIEBERMANN, LOWELL (b. 1961)
LINDENFELD, HARRIS (b. 1945)
LOCKLAIR, DAN (b. 1949)
LOPATNIKOFF, NIKOLAI (1903-1976)
LUDWIG, THOMAS (b. 1952)
LUKE, RAY (1928-2010)
McALISTER, CLARK (b. 1946)
McCARTHY, DANIEL (b. 1955)
McDONALD, HARL (1899-1955)
McKAY, GEORGE FREDERICK (1899-1970)
McKINLEY, WILLIAM THOMAS (b. 1938)
McKUEN, ROD (b. 1933)
McPHEE, COLIN (1900-1964)
MAHONEY SHAFER (b. 1968)
MANOOKIAN, JEFF (b. 1953)
MARET, STANLEY (b. 1926)
MASLANKA, DAVID (b. 1943)
MECHEM, KIRKE (b. 1925)
MEIER, MARGARET SHELTON (b. 1936)
MELLONI, ROMEO CESARE (b. 1963)
MENNIN, PETER (1923-1983)
MEYEROWITZ, JAN (1913-1998)
MOORE, DOUGLAS (1893-1969)
MORAVEC, PAUL (b. 1957)
MOROSS, JEROME (1913-1983)
MOYER, EDWARD ROSS (b. 1950)
MYERS, THELDON (b. 1927)
NANES, RICHARD (1941-2009)
NELHYBEL, VACLAV (1919-1996)
NORDOFF, PAUL (1909-1977)
NORTH, ALEX (1910-1991)
O'CONNOR, MARK (b. 1961)
OLMSTEAD, R. NEIL (b. 1953)
OSBORNE, CHARLES DAVID (b. 1950)
OTT, DAVID (b. 1947)
OVERTON, HALL (1920-1972)
PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES (1839-1906)
PAULUS, STEPHEN (b. 1949)
PERILLO, STEVEN (b. 1955)
PERKINSON, COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1932-2004)
PERLE, GEORGE (1915-2009)
PERSICHETTI, VINCENT (1915-1987)
PICKER, TOBIAS (b. 1954)
PIERCE, ALEXANDRA (b. 1934)
PILLIN, BORIS (b. 1940)
PINKHAM, DANIEL (1923-2006)
PISTON, WALTER (1894-1976)
PORTER, QUINCY (1897-1966)
POST, DAVID L. (b. 1949)
POWELL, JOHN (1882-1963)
POZDRO, JOHN (1923-2009)
PRICE, FLORENCE (1887-1953)
PROCTER, LELAND (1914-1994)
PUTS, KEVIN (b. 1972)
RAGER, DAN (b. 19 ? )
RATHAUS, KAROL (1895-1954)
READ, GARDNER (1913-2005)
REED, ALFRED (1921-2005)
REED, H. OWEN (1910-2011)
REINEKE, STEVEN (b. 1970)
REYNOLDS, ROGER (b. 1936)
RIEGGER, WALLINGFORD (1885-1961)
RIETI, VITTORIO (1898-1994)
ROBB, JOHN DONALD (1892-1989)
ROBBINS, SCOTT (b. 1964)
ROCHBERG, GEORGE (1918-2005)
RODBY, JOHN (b. 1944)
ROREM, NED (b. 1923)
ROSNER, ARNOLD (b. 1945)
ROUSE, CHRISTOPHER (b. 1949)
RÓZSA, MIKLÓS (1907-1995)
RUDHYAR, DANE (1895-1985)
RUSSELL, ARMAND (b. 1932)
RUSSO, WILLIAM (1928-2003)
RZEWSKI, FREDERIC (b. 1938)
SACCO, P. PETER (1928-2000)
SANDERS, ROBERT L. (1906-1974)
SANJUAN, PEDRO (1886-1976)
SAVAGE, ROBERT (1951-1993)
SCARMOLIN, ANTHONY LOUIS (1890-1969)
SCHIFFMAN, HAROLD (b. 1928)
SCHULLER, GUNTHER (b. 1925)
SCHUMAN, WILLIAM (1910-1992)
SEREBRIER, JOSÉ (b. 1938)
SERLY, TIBOR (1901-1978)
SESSIONS, ROGER (1896-1985)
SHAFFER, DAVID (b. 1953)
SHAPERO, HAROLD (1920-2013)
SHERWOOD, GORDON (b. 1929)
SHORE, HOWARD (b. 1946)
SIEGMEISTER, ELIE (1909-1991)
SIERRA, ROBERTO (b. 1953)
SKROWACZEWSKI, STANISŁAW (b. 1923)
SLEEPER, THOMAS M. (b. 1956)
SMITH, CLAUDE T. (1932-1987)
SMITH, LARRY ALAN (b. 1955)
SMITH, ROBERT W. (b. 1958)
SNOECK, KENNETH (b. 1946)
SOUTHERS, LEROY (1941-2003)
SOWERBY, LEO (1895-1968)
SPEARS, JARED (b. 1930)
STALNAKER, WILLIAM (b. 19--)
STAMP, JACK (b. 1954)
STEINER, MAX (1888-1971)
STEVENS, HALSEY (1908-1989)
STILL, WILLIAM GRANT (1895-1978)
STOCK, DAVID (b. 1939)
STRONG, GEORGE TEMPLETON (1856-1948)
SUBER, STEPHEN (b. 1950)
SURINACH, CARLOS (1915-1997)
SVOBODA, TOMAS (b. 1939)
SWANSON, HOWARD (1907-1978)
TAYLOR, HELEN (1915-1950)
TCHEREPNIN, ALEXANDER (1899-1977)
THEOFANIDIS, CHRISTOPHER (b. 1967)
THOMPSON, RANDALL (1899-1984)
THOMSON, VIRGIL (1896-1989)
THORNE, FRANCIS (b. 1922)
TICHELI, FRANK (b. 1958)
TILLIS, FREDERICK (b. 1930)
TIMPSON, MICHAEL SIDNEY (b. 1970)
TOCH, ERNST (1887-1964)
TREMBLAY, GEORGE (1911-1982)
TRIMBLE, LESTER (1923-1986)
TRYTHALL, GILBERT (b. 1930)
TULL, FISHER (1934-1994)
UNDERWOOD, JAMES (b. 1951)
VAN VACTOR, DAVID (1906-1994)
VINCENT, JOHN (1902-1977)
VINSON, ROBERT (b. 1949)
WAGENAAR, BERNARD (1894-1971)
WAGGONER, ANDREW (b. 1960)
WALDROP, GIDEON (1919-2000)
WALKER, GEORGE (b. 1922)
WARD, ROBERT (1917-2013)
WARREN, ELINOR REMICK (1900-1991)
WARSHAUER, MEIRA (b. 1949)
WASHBURN, ROBERT (b. 1928)
WAXMAN, FRANZ (1906-1967)
WAYNE, HAYDEN (b. 1949)
WEBER, BEN (1916-1979)
WEIGEL, EUGENE (1910-1998)
WEIGL, KARL (1881-1949)
WEINER, LAWRENCE (b. 1932)
WELCHER, DAN (b. 1948)
WENDELBURG, NORMA (b. 1918)
WERLE, FLOYD (1929-2010)
WESTIN, PHILIP (b. 1945)
WHEAR, PAUL W. (b. 1925)
WHITWELL, DAVID (b. 1937)
WIGGLESWORTH, FRANK (1918-1996)
WILLIAMS, JOHN (b. 1932)
WILLSON, MEREDITH (1902-1984)
WILSON, OLLY (b. 1937)
WILSON, RICHARD (b. 1941)
WINSTIN, ROBERT IAN (1959-2010)
WOODWARD, HENRY (1908–1998)
WUORINEN, CHARLES (b. 1938)
YANNATOS, JAMES (b. 1929)
YARDUMIAN, RICHARD (1917-1985)
YTTREHUS, ROLV (b. 1936)
ZAIMONT, JUDITH LANG (b. 1945)
ZDUNIAK, GREGORY (b. 1950)
ZIFFRIN, MARILYN (b. 1926)
ZWILICH, ELLEN TAAFFE (b. 1939)

LEE ACTOR
(b. 1952)


Born in Denver, Colorado. He received a degree in music composition from San Jose State University and has studied composition with Donald Sur, Brent Heisinger, Charles Jones, and Andrew Imbrieas well as conducting with Angelo Frascarelli, David Epstein and Higo Harada. He was a violinist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and was assistant conductor of the Palo Alto Philharmonic and the Nova Vista Symphony. He has composed orchestral, band and chamber works.

Symphony No. 1 (2001)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prelude to a Tragedy, Redwood Fanfare and Variations and Fugue for Orchestra)
MMC RECORDINGS 2147 (2005)

Symphony No. 2 (2006)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1017 (2008)

 

JOHN ADAMS
(b. 1947)


Born in Worcester, Massachusetts. . His father taught him how to play the clarinet, and was a clarinetist in community ensembles and later studied the instrument further with Felix Viscuglia, clarinetist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He began composing as a child and then studied composition at Harvard University with Leon Kirchner, Roger Sessions, Earl Kim and David Del Tredici. In addition, he worked in the electronic music studio at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music having built his own analogue synthesizer. He went on to become one of America's leading composers whose works are constantly performed. He catalogue covers most genres from opera to electronic works.

Chamber Symphony (1991)

John Adams/London Sinfonietta
( + Grand Pianola Music)
NONESUCH 79219-2 (1994)

René Bosc/Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Christian Zeal and Activity, Fearful Symmetries and 4 Songs from I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky)
Actes Sud AD 085 (2000)

Sian Edwards/Ensemble Modern
( + Shaker Loops and Phrygian Gates)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68674-2 (1997)

Doctor Atomic Symphony (2007)

David Robertson/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Guide to Strange Places)
NONESUCH 7559-79932-8 (2009)

 

SAMUEL ADLER
(b. 1928)

Born in Mannheim, Germany, his family fled the Nazis for America in 1939. He received musical degrees from Boston University and Harvard University where his teachers included Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, Paul Pisk, Walter Piston, and Randall Thompson. In addition, he studied conducting with Serge Koussevitzky at Tanglewood. He worked as an orchestral and choral conductor and has had a distinguished career as a teacher of composition at the University of North Texas College of Music, the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester and at New York's Juilliard School of Music. A prolific composer, his catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Many works are based on religious subjects. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1953), 2 (1957) and 6 (1985).

Symphony No. 3 for Symphonic Band "Diptych" (1960, rev.1980-1)

Jack Stamp/Keystone Wind Ensemble
( + Festive Prelude, A Little Night and Day Music, Southwestern Sketches, Double Visions, The Force of Credulity and Brass Fragments)
CITADEL CD 88120 (1997)

Symphony No. 4 "Geometrics" (1967)

Pseudonymous Performers (probably Donald Johanos/Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
( + Organ Concerto)
ARIES LP 1619 (1970s)


Symphony No. 5 for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra "We Are the Echoes" (1975)

Samuel Adler/Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sephardic Choruses, Nuptial Scene, The Binding: Excerpts, El Melekh Yoshev, Ahavat Olam, Sim Shalom, Bar'khu, Sh'ma Yisra'el, V'ahavta and Mi Khamokha)
NAXOS 8.559415 (2004)

 

STEPHEN ALBERT
(1941-1992)

Born in New York City. As a child, he began his musical training on the piano, French horn, and trumpet. He began his study of composition at the age of 15 with Elie Siegmeister, and continued later at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Bernard Rogers. Following additional composition lessons in Stockholm with Karl-Birger Blomdahl, he studied with Joseph Castaldo at the Philadelphia Musical Academy where he earned his musical degree. Subsequently, he worked with George Rochberg at the University of Pennsylvania. He then taught at the Philadelphia Music Academy, Boston University, Smith College and the Juilliard School. He compoded orchestra, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 "RiverRun" (1985)

Paul Polivnick/Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559257 (2007)

Mstislav Rostropovich/National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
( + To Wake the Dead)
DELOS DCD 1016 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 (orch. S. Currier, 1992)

Paul Polivnick/Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559257 (2007)

 

MARK ALBURGER
(b. 1957)

Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He studied composition at various schools with Karl Kohn, Thomas Wubbenhorst, Jules Langert, Roland Jackson, Thomas Flaherty, and Christopher Yavelow as well as privately with Terry Riley. He has taught music composition, history, and theory at Philips Academy Andover as well as at other schools. He has produced a large catalogue in most genres of instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 2, Op. 62 "Tamalpais" (1998), 3, Op. 75 "Recycled" (1999), 4, Op. 82 "Sequence" (1999), 5, Op. 99"An American Reply" (2001), 6, Op. 100 "Apathetic" (2001), 7, Op. 101 "Tragicomic" (2001), 8, Op. 102 "Unending" (2001) and 9, Op. 117 "From the West" (2004). His orchestral catalogue also includes: Sinfonietta, Op. 26 (1984) and Sinfonietta-Suite, Op. 136 "En Attendant Godot" (2006).

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 "It Wasn't Classical…" (1998)

Max Lifchitz/North/South Chamber Orchestra
( + L. Kraft: L'Unicorno, Schiffman: Concertino for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra and Tann: Water's Edge)
NORTH/SOUTH RECORDINGS N/S R1037 (2004)



DOUGLAS ALLANBROOK
(1921-2003)

Born in Melrose, Massachusetts. He started piano lessons at age eight, and by age thirteen, started composing and wrote the sketches for a Symphony in C while in high school. He studied at Boston University for one year and was hired as a music teacher. Nadia Boulanger heard some of his compositions and immediately took him as a student. He began commuting regularly to Cambridge to study with her. After service in World War II, he went to Paris to continues his studies with Boulanger. Returning home, he taught at both the Peabody Conservatory and at St. John's College in Annapolis. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1(1960), 4 (1970), 5 for Brass Quintet ano Orchestra (1976), 6 "Heroic Attitudes" (1977) and 7 "Music from the Country" (1979).

Symphony No. 2 "Requiem for the 88th Infantry" (1962)

John Allanbrook/St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
MAPLESHADE CLASSICAL 11882 (2007)


Symphony No. 3 "Four Orchestral Landscapes" (1967)

John Allanbrook/St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2
MAPLESHADE CLASSICAL 11882 (2007)

 

DAVID AMRAM
(b. 1930)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began piano lessons as a child and later spent a year at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He had already been strongly influenced by cantorial music as well as jazz. He performed as a jazz French hornist as well as a pianist. He has composed a large amount of works in most genres of classical music as well as jazz and world music.

Symphony "Songs of the Soul" (1987)

Christopher Wilkins/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Shir L'erev Shabbat: Excerpts and The Final Ingredient: Excerpts)
NAXOS 8.559420 (2004)

 

T(HOMAS) J(EFFERSON) ANDERSON, JR.
(b. 1928)

Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He received musical degrees from West Virginia State College, Penn State University, and a Ph.D in Composition from the University of Iowa. He also holds several honorary degrees. At Tufts University, he served as chairman of the music department as well as a professor of music but now devotes full time to writing music. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Among his other orchestral works are: Classical Symphony (1961) and Symphony in Three Movements (1964)

Chamber Symphony (1968)

James Dixon/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Thorne: Liebesrock and Brozen: In Memoriam)
CRI SD 258 (LP) (1970)

 

JAMES ANDREWS
(b. 1945)

He studied at the West Texas State University where he received a Master's Degree in composition. He worked as an administrator, wind conductor, flute teacher, composer and arranger.

Sinfonietta for Winds and Percussion (1974)

Richard Strange/Arizona State University Symphony Band
( + Hutcheson: Passacaglia Profundis, Kessner: Wind Sculptures, Maves: Concerto for Winds and Percussion, White: Striations, Young: Patmos)
SILVER CREST CBDNA-75-10 (LP) (1975)

 

GEORGE ANTHEIL
(1900-1959)


Born in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied piano from the age of six and then studied composition and theory with Constantin Sternberg in Philadelphia and had further composition lessons with Ernest Bloch in New York. He began composing and then went to Paris where he joined the modernist intellectual circle that included such luminaries as James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Erik Satie. He later went to Hollywood where he composed film scores. He was a highly prolific composer whose catalogue included operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are another Symphony in F from 1925, No. 2 (1931-8, rev.1943, withdrawn) and a withdrawn No. 5 "Tragic" (1945-6).

Symphony No. 1 in F major "Zingareska" (1920-22, rev. 1923)

Hugh Wolff/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Archipelago)
CPO 999604 (2000)


Symphony No. 3 "American" (1936-9, rev. 1946)

Hugh Wolff/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Capital of the World, McKonkey's Ferry Overture, Tom Sawyer Overture and Hot-Time Dance)
CPO 777040 (2004)


Symphony No. 4 "1942" (1942)

Sir Eugene Goossens/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Statements for Orchestra)
EVEREST EVC 9039 (1996)
(original LP release: EVEREST SDBR 3013) (1958)

Theodore Kuchar/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and McKonkey's Ferry Overture)
NAXOS 8.559033 (2000)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 and G. Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad)
CALA CACD 0528 (2001)

Hugh Wolff/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Decatur at Algiers)
CPO 999706 (2000)


Symphony No. 5 "Joyous" (1947-8)


Richard Duffallo/Louisville Orchestra
( + Maxwell Davies: St.Thomas Wake Foxtrot)
LOUISVILLE LS 770 (LP) (1980)

Herbert Haefner/Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Josten: Endymion)
SPA RECORDS SPA 16 (LP) (1953)

Barry H. Kolman/Slovak State Symphony Orchestra
( + Capital of the World and Archipelago)
CENTAUR CRC2293 (1996)

Hugh Wolff/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Decatur at Algiers)
CPO 999706 (2000)


Symphony No. 6 "After Delacroix" (1947-8)

Theodore Kuchar/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and McKonkey's Ferry Overture)
NAXOS 8.559033 (2000)

Hugh Wolff/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Archipelago)
CPO 999604 (2000)


Symphony for 5 Instruments (1922-3, second version 1923)

Daniel Spalding/Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
( + Ballet Méchanique, Serenade for Strings no 1 and Concerto for Chamber Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.559060 (2001)


A Jazz Symphony (1925, revised 1955)

Reinbert de Leeuw/Netherlands Wind Ensemble
( + Ballet Méchanique, Violin Sonata No. 1: Finale and Violin Sonata No. 2)
PHILIPS 6514 254/TELEFUNKEN 6 42196 AW (LP) (1977)

Wayne Marshall/ Michael Rische (piano)/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F and Schulhoff: Piano Concerto)
ARTE NOVA 510510 (2005)

Eiji Oue/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Jazz Sonata, Sonata for Piano No. 3, Little Shimmy, Sonatina for Radio and Dreams: Can-Can)
CPO 777109 (2006)

Maurice Peress/New Palais Royale Orchestra (rec. 1990)
( + Ballet Méchanique, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 and String Quartet No. 1)
NIMBUS NI 2567 (2010)
(original CD release: MUSIC MASTERS 67094) (1992)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Mark Inouye (trumpet)/Michael Linville (piano)/New World Symphony
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Milhaud: La Création du Monde, Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, Hindemith: Ragtime, Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, J. Adams: Lollapalooza and Raksin: The Bad and the Beautiful-Main Theme)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68798-2 (1998)



KIMBERLY K. ARCHER
(b. 1973)


Born Mendota, Illinois. Her musical studies were at Florida State University, then a Masters in composition from Syracuse University and a Musical Doctorate in composition from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teachers include David Maslanka, David Gillingham, Andrew Waggoner, Donald Grantham, and Charlie Carter. She is currently an associate professor of composition at Southern Illinois University where she teaches composition, music theory, analysis, counterpoint, and 20th century music. Most of her compositions are for concert band.

Symphony No. 1 for Concert Band "For Those Taken Too Soon…" (2002)

John Bell/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
( + Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy, R. Cichy: Geometric Dances, F.Carroll: Song of Lir and Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-6669 (2008)


Symphony No. 2 for Concert Band (2003)

John Bell/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
( + Mackey: Kingfisher's Catch Fire, Maslanka: Give Us This Day and Gillingham: Symphony No.2)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-7643 (2009)


Symphony No. 3 for Concert Band (2006)


Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Maslenka: Procession of the Academics and Carl Sandburg Reader)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1152 (2010)

 

LÉO ARNAUD
(1904-1991)

Born in Lyon, France. He studied composition at conservatories in Lyon and Paris with Maurice Ravel and Vincent d'Indy. He performed as a jazz trombonist in France before moving on, first to England and then permanently to the United States. He worked in Hollywood as a trombomist and arranger for Fred Waring before joining MGM as an arranger, composer, and orchestrator. With afew exceptions, his compositions are related to films.

Symphonie Française (1949)

Masatoshi Mitsumoto/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Latin American Scenario, Midinette, In Memoriam, Well-tempered Oboist and Charge!: Bugler's dream "Olympic Theme")
CAMBRIA RECORDS CMB 1974 (1995)



FLORENCIO ASENJO
(b. 1926)


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. No additional information has been located.

Symphony for Strings (1948)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Winds and "Crystallizations, "A Symphony in Nascent Estate)
MMC RECORDINGS 2127 (2004)


Maximalist Symphony "Instrumental Dialogues" (1978)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Danza de los Secretarios and Cavalcade of Cubes)
MMC RECORDINGS 2126 (2004)


"Crystallizations," A Symphony in Nascent Estate (1987)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Winds and Symphony for Strings)
MMC RECORDINGS 2127 (2004)


"Effusions,"
A Symphony of Transitions (2003)


Kirk Trevor/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Figures Taking Form, The Supplicants and McKinley: Piano Concerto in Two Movements)
MMC RECORDINGS 2141 (2006)


"Ubiquities," A Symphony of Transitions (2003)

Kirk Trevor/Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Angels Dancing on a Pin and Images )
MMC RECORDINGS 2159 (2007)


"Passion and Apotheosis," A Symphony in Two Movements (2004)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tearings and Glimpses)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 822 (2006)


"Resonances," A Symphony for Solo Instruments and Orchestra (2006)

Kirk Trevor/Cappella Istropolitana
( + The Odyssey and A Throw of the Dice)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1019 (2008)


Sinfonia Concertante (2008)

Kirk Trevor/Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 1001 Nights: Impressions for Clarinet and Orchestra and 3 Images from Don Quijote)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1128 (2009)



ROBERT ASHLEY
(b. 1930)

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He studied at the University of Michigan with Ross Lee Finney, at the Manhattan School of Music, and was later a musician in the US Army. After moving back to Michigan, Ashley worked at the University of Michigan's Speech Research Laboratories and organised the ONCE Festival in Ann Arbor with Roger Reynolds, Gordon Mumma and other local composers and artists. He later directed the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music. He has msotly composed operas, other works for the stage, film scores and instrumental works.

In Memoriam CRAZY HORSE (Symphony) (1964)

Donald Scavarda/ONCE Festival Orchestra
( + Cacioppo: Cassiopeia for 2 Pianos and Time on Time in Miracles for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, Mumma: Music from the Venezia Space Theatre (electronic music), and Scavarda: Landscape Journey for Clarinet and Piano)
ADVANCE RECORDINGS FGR-5 (1966) (LP)

 

DANIEL ASIA
(b. 1953)


Born in Seattle, Washington. After receiving his BA degree from Hampshire College, he got his Master's Degree in Music from the Yale School of Music. He served as assistant professor of contemporary music and wind ensemble at the Oberlin Conservatory and later became professor of composition and head of the composition department at The University of Arizona, Tucson. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1987)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and At the Far Edge)
SUMMIT RECORDS DCD 256 (2000)


Symphony No. 2 (1990)

James Sedares/Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NEW WORLD RECORDS 80447-2 (1995)


Symphony No. 3 (1992)

James Sedares/Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NEW WORLD RECORDS 80447-2 (1995)


Symphony No. 4 (1993)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and At the Far Edge)
SUMMIT RECORDS DCD 256 (2000)

Symphony No. 5 for Tenor, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra (2008)

Koji Kawamoto/Robert Swenson (tenor)/Chris Pedro Trakas (baritone)New Czech Song Chorus/Pilsen Philharmonic
( + Nonet)
SUMMIT RECORDS DCD 579 (2010)



ELIZABETH AUSTIN
(b. 1938)


Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her early musical training at The Peabody Conservatory with Grace N. Cushman. Nadia Boulanger presented her with a scholarship to study at the Conservatoire Americaine in Fontainebleau. She then taught composition and theory at various music institutions in Hartford and received her masters in music at the Hartt School (University of Hartford) while on its faculty. She has composed a small catalogue of music consisting mostly of vocal, choral and instrumental works.

"Wilderness Symphony" for Two Reciters and Orchestra (1987)

Symon Kawalla/Melinda Liebermann and Anthony King (reciters)/Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Brooks : Seascape: Overture to Moby Dick, Landscape...with grace and Angeli: Sta Pestá)
CAPSTONE CPS 8634 (1997)



AARON AVSHALOMOV
(1894-1965)

Born in Nikolayevsk, Siberia. He settled in China after the Russian Revolution and moved to the United States in 1947. He had some musical training at the Stern School of Music in Zürich, but as a composer he was basically self-taught. Much of his music was influenced by the years he spent in China. He composed operas, ballets and orchestral music. There are also Symphonies Nos.3 (1950) and 4 (1951) among his orchestral works. He is the father of composer Jacob Avshalomov.

Symphony No. 1 (1940)

David Avshalomov/Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.225033 (1999)

Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1949)

David Avshalomov/Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and D. Avshalomov: Elegy fort Strings)
MARCO POLO 8.225035 (1999)

 


JACOB AVSHALOMOV
(b. 1919)

Born in Tsingtao, China, the son of composer Aaron Avshalomov. He received his general education as well as his basic musical training from his father in China before his family came to America in 1937. He then studied with Ernst Toch in California, Aaron Copland at Tanglewood and completed his musical studies with Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music. After service in World War II, he taught at Columbia University and then moved to Portland, Oregon where he conducted the Portland Junior Symphony (later Youth Philharmonic) for the next four decades. He composed orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra "Glorious the Assembled Fires" (1985) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 1 "The Oregon" (movements 3 and 4, other movements withdrawn) (1960-2)

Jacob Avshalomov/Portland Youth Philharmonic
( + City Upon a Hill, Up at Timberline: The Action and Inscriptions at the City of Brass)
ALBANY TROY 296 (1998)


Symphony (No. 3) "Symphony of Songs" (1994)

Jacob Avshalomov/Portland Youth Philharmonic
( + Praises From the Corner of the Earth and Raptures for Orchestra on Madrigals of Gesauldo)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 160 (1995)


Sinfonietta (1946, rev. 1952)

Jacob Avshalomov/Columbia Symphony Orchestra
( + Diamond: Symphony No. 4)
COLUMBIA MS-6089 (LP) (1959)

 


LEONARDO BALADA
(b. 1933)

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He graduated from Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona and immigrated to the United States where he graduated from the Juilliard School in New York. He studied composition with Vincent Persichetti and Aaron Copland as well as conducting with Igor Markevitch. Since 1970 he has been teaching at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His extensive catalogue of compositions includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His Symphony No. 6 "Symphony of Sorrows" (2005) remains unrecorded.

Symphony No. 1 "Sinfonia en Negro - Homage to Martin Luther King" (1968)

Enrique Garcia-Asensio/Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 and Sinfonia Concertante for Electric Guitar and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 474 (2002)


Symphony No. 2 (Short Symphony for Band) "Cumbres" (1972)

Richard Strange/Carnegie Mellon University Symphonic Band( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 and Sinfonia Concertante for Electric Guitar and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 474 (2002)
(original LP release: SERENUS SRS 12036) (1973)


Symphony No. 3 "Steel Symphony" (1972)

Lorin Maazel/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 7)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 348-2 (1992)
(original LP release: NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 348) (1987)


Symphony No. 4 for Chamber Orchestra "Lausanne" (1992)

Jesús Lopez-Cobos/Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 and Sinfonia Concertante for Electric Guitar and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 474 (2002)


Symphony No. 5 "American" (2003)


Eduardo Alonso-Crespo/Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
( + Prague Sinfonietta, Divertimentos for Strings and Quasi un Pasodoble)
NAXOS 8.557749 (2006)


Sinfonia Concertante for Electric Guitar and Orchestra "Persistencies" (1972)

Leonardo Balada/Narciso Yepes (electric guitar)/Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 4)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 474 (2002)


Prague Sinfonietta (2003)

Eduardo Alonso-Crespo/Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Divertimentos for Strings and Quasi un Pasodoble)
NAXOS 8.557749 (2006)

 

VIRKO BALEY
(b.1938)

Born in Radekhiv, Ukraine. His studies began in Germany and continued in the United States at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (now California Institute of the Arts), where his principal teachers were Earle C. Voorhies and Morris H. Ruger. His family immigrated to the United States in 1947. In addition to composing, he is is the former conductor of the Nevada Symphony Orchestra and is the current guest conductor of the Kiev Camerata in Ukraine and teaches composition at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 "Sacred Monuments" (1985, rev. 1997-9)

Virko Baley/Cleveland Chamber Symphony
TNC CD 1505 (2002)

 

WILLIAM BANFIELD
(b. 1961)

Born in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. Among his teachers and mentors were T.J. Anderson, George Russell, Leslie Bassett, William Bolcolm, and William Albright. He is professor of Africa, Music and Society studies at Berklee School of Music in Boston as well as a performer and author. A prolific composer, his output includes eight symphonies, six symphonic concertos, four operas, music for ballet, musicals, chorus, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, and song cycles for voice and keyboard.

Symphony No. 6 "Four Songs for Five American Voices" (1995)

Alan Balter/Jack Schantz and John English (trumpets)/Akron Symphony Orchestra
( + D. Baker: Jazz Suite and Childs: The Distant Land)
TELARC CD-80409 (1995)



GEORGE BARATI (GYÖRGY BRAUNSTEIN)
(1913-1996)

Born in Györ, Hungary. His first studies were at the Györ Music School and then he finished at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He was a cellist in the Budapest Concert Orchestra and studied or performed with Béla Bartók, Ern· Dohnányi, and other eminent faculty members at the Liszt Conservatory. While still a student he became first cellist of Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Municipal Opera orchestra. Emigrating to the USA in 1939, he studied composition with Georges Couvreur and Henri Switten at Westminster Choir College in Princeton and with Roger Sessions at Princeton University. He taught cello at Princeton where he also conducted the Princeton Ensemble and Choral Union. He had a distinguished career in America as both a conductor and cellist. He has composed in most genres from opera to solo
instrumental pieces, with orchestral and chamber works dominating his catalogue,

Symphony No. 1 "Alpine Symphony" (1963)

László Kovács/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Chant of Light and Chant of Darkness)
NAXOS 8.559063 (2001)

 

SAMUEL BARBER
(1910-1981)


Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. At a very early age it became apparent that he had great musical talent and ability. He composed his first music at the early age of 7 and attempted to write his first opera at the age of 10. He entered the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia where he studied piano, composition and voice and excelled in all three categories. His teachers were George Boyle and Isabelle Vengarova for piano, Rosario Scalerofor composition and Fritz Reiner for conducting. He began composing seriously in his late teens and over the next decade began producing a number of works that assumed a permanent place in the American and world repertoire. He became and remains one of his country's most played and respected composers. He composed opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9 (1936, rev. 1942)

Marin Alsop/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, The School for Scandal Overture and Essay for Orchestra No. 1)
NAXOS 8.559024 (2000)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
( + Harris: Symphony No. 3, Griffes: The White Peacocjk, The Pleasure Dome of Kublai Khan and Bacchanale)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC315 (2011)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 40014/MERCURY MMA 11097) (1956)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, The School for Scandal Overture and Adagio for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9684 (1998)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8958) (1992)

Nils Lehmann/Stockholm Symphony Orchestra
( + Dover Beach and Songs)
CLASSIC EDITIONS CE 1011 (LP) (1955)

David Measham/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Essay for Orchestra No.2, Music for a Scene from Shelley and Knoxville: Summer of 1915)
REGIS RRC1139 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 342) (1973)

Carter Nice/Ljubjana Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Piano Concerto, Adagio for Strings and Hanson: Piano Concerto)
VOX BOX CDX-5091 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original CD release: STRADIVARI CLASSICS SCD-6048) (1988)

Artur Rodzinski/NBC SymphonyOrchestra (orig.version) (rec. 1938)
(included in collection: "Samuel Barber: Historical Recordings 1935-1960")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6039 (8 CDs) (2011)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Bavarian State Orchestra
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 4)
FARAO 108019 (2004)

Kenneth Schermerhorn/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + Mayer: Octagon)
TURNABOUT QTV S 34564 (LP) (1974)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Music Of America: Samuel Barber")
SONY MASTERWORKS 770278 (3 CDs) (2010)
(original CD release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-60732-2) (1991)

Robert Spano/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland : Appalachian Spring - Suite, Higdon: Blue Cathedral and Theofanidis: Rainbow Body)
TELARC CD-80596 (2003)

William Strickland/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
CRI SD 137 (LP) (1960)

Bruno Walter/Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (rec. 1944)
(included in collection: "Samuel Barber: Historical Recordings 1935-1960")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6039 (8 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: PEARL GEM 0049) (1999)
(from COLUMBIA 78s)

David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Essays for Orchestra Nos. 1 and 2, Music for a Scene from Shelley, The School for Scandal Overture and Adagio for Strings)
ARGO 4362 882 (1992)


Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9 (1936, rev. 1942; transc. for band by Guy M. Duker)

Harry Begian/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Schmitt: Dionysiaques, Tartini: Concerto in D, Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, and Curnow: Symphonic Variations for Euphonium and Band)
MARK MCD-3084 (2003)
(original LP release: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND No. 60) (c. 1971)

Guy M. Duker/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Nixon: Nocturne and Respighi: Pines of Rome [arr. Duker])
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND No.43 (LP) (c. 1967)

James Mathews/University of Houston Symphonic Band
( + Johnston: Montage and Jeffrey King: Manifesto)
GOLDEN CREST CBDNA-71-1 (1971) (LP)

Ralph L. Mills/Sam Houston State University Symphonic Band
( + Gomez: Il Guarany Overture, Iwakawa: Tone Poem for Band, Kaneda: Japanese Folk Song Suite, Persichetti: Masquerade, Rodgers: Scenario from "South Pacific" and Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm)
GOLDEN CREST ABA-JBA-74-9 (LP) (1974)


Symphony No. 2 , Op. 19 (1944, rev. 1949)

Marin Alsop/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, The School for Scandal Overture and Essay for Orchestra No. 1)
NAXOS 8.559024 (2000)

Samuel Barber/New Symphony Orchestra of London
( + Cello Concerto and Media Suite)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111358 (2010)
(original LP release: LONDON LS-334/DECCA LX 3050 (LP) (1951)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, The School for Scandal Overture and Adagio for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9684 (1998)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9169) (1993)

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony Orchestra (orig. version) (rec. 1944)
(included in collection: "Samuel Barber: Historical Recordings 1935-1960")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6039 (8 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: AS DISC 563) (1990)

Andrew Schenck/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Piano Concerto, Adagio for Strings and Hanson: Piano Concerto)
VOX BOX CDX-5091 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original CD release: STRADIVARI CLASSICS SCD-8012) (1988)

 

MARIE BARKER-NELSON
(b. 1926)

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned a Ph.D degree from the University of Utah and has also graduated from the Yale School of Music where she studied with Paul Hindemith. She taught at the McCune School of Music and later took further composition lessons with Leroy Robertson and Ramiro Cortes. She has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony (No. 1) "The Medead" (1977)

Robert Stankovsky/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Burwasser: A Well Traveled Road, McKinley: Fantasia Variazioni, E. Erickson: A Shipwrecked Landscape and Brisman: Concerto for Piano and Strings)
MMC RECORDINGS 2016 (1995)


Symphony (No. 2) "Hodeeyaada"

Glen Barton Cortese/Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia
( + Hawthorne: Night Near the Wind's Eye, Polay : Cathedral Images, Bullen: Elegia Eroica and Mascari: Mount Washington)
MMC RECORDINGS 2023 (1996)


Symphony (No. 3) for the Millenium (2000)

James N. Caswell/Salt Lake Symphony
( + Concerto for Cello, Harp, Percussion and Strings, Wasatch Breezes and Songs of the Moon)
MMC RECORDINGS 2110 (2002)




JAMES BARNES
(b. 1949)


Born in Hobart, Oklahoma. He studied composition and music theory at the University of Kansas and studied conducting privately with Zuohuang Chen. He has been a professor of theory and composition at the University of Kansas where he teaches orchestration and composition.[He is also a tubist and has performed with numerous professional organizations. He has composed a large body of music, mostly for symphonic band. His other Symphonies for band are: Nos. 1, Op. 35 (1975) and 6, Op. 130 (2008).

Symphony No. 2 for Band, Op. 44 (c. 1980)

James Barnes/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Legend, Symphonic Overture, March - Eisenhower Centennial, Torch Dance and The Long Gray Line)
KOSEI KOCD-3018 (1989)

James Curnow/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Curnow: Australian Variant Suite and Claude T. Smith: Festival Variations)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND NO. 114 (LP) (1983)

Robert E. Foster/University of Kansas Symphonic Band
( + Invocation and Tocata, Hunter Park and Sterling Brass)
GOLDEN CREST ATH-5078 (LP) (1982)


Symphony No. 3 for Band, Op. 89 "The Tragic" (1994)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
(+ De Meij: Symphony No. 1)
FONTEC FOCD9485 (2010)

Lowell E. Graham/United States Air Force Band
( + Broughton: Excursions for Trumpet and Band, Sparke: Dance Movements and Stamp: Fanfare for a New Era)
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND BOL-9602C (2008)

Robert Meunier/Drake University Wind Symphony
( + Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses - No. 2, Mackey: Strange Humors and Ticheli: Nitro)
MARK MASTERS 7283 (2007)

Toyohiro Nonaka/Japan Ground Self Defense Force Central Band
( + A. Reed : Othello and Bernstein : West Side Story - Selections)
FONTEC FOCD9398 (2008)

Symphony No. 4 for Band, Op. 103b "Yellowstone Portraits" (2002)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + Lehar: The Merry Widow - Selections, Kaneda : Passacaglia, Cesarini : Poema Alpestre and J.S. Bach/A.Reed: Arioso)
FONTEC FOCD9188 (2003)

Symphony No. 5 for Band, Op. 110 "Phoenix" (2003)

Toyokazu Nonaka/Japan Ground Self Defense Force Central Band
( + Kobayashi: Passacaglia)
FONTEC FOCD9169 (2002)




LESLIE BASSETT
(b. 1923)

Born in Hanford, California. He studied composition with Homer Keller at the University of Michigan where he also did graduate study with Ross Lee Finney followed by work in Paris with Arthur Honegger at the Ecole Normale de Musique and with Nadia Boulanger at her home. In addition, he studied with Mario Davidovsky in electronic music and with the Spanish-British composer Roberto Gerhard. He was also a trombonist and performed in jazz ensemble as well as during his military service. He subsequently taught for many years at the University of Michigan's school of music. He composed concert works for all genres from orchestral to electronics.

Symphony No. 2 (1955-56; withdrawn)

Erno Daniel/American Symphony Orchestra League Institute Orchestra
(couplings unknown)
AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE RECORDING PROJECT (private LP) (1960)

 

JON WARD BAUMAN
(1939-2009)

Born in Big Rapids, Michigan. He received the Bachelor of Music in composition degree from the University of Colorado where he studied with Cecil Effinger. He then received both The Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from from the University of Illinois where he studied composition with Robert Kelly and Salvatore Martirano. In addition, he was awarded a Fulbright Grant that enabled him to study with Bernd Alois Zimmermann in Cologne, Germany. He taught general music in the Chicago Public School System before joining the faculty at Frostburg State University in Maryland where he taught theory and composition and directed the Jazz Ensemble. Later on, he taught at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica, in Adria, Italy. His music includes seven symphonies, an opera, works for string orchestra, chorus and orchestra, choir, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, musical theater, multimedia, ballet and dance as well as numerous chamber music compositions.

Symphony No. 2 (2003)

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Divertimento for String Orchestra, Horizons for Orchestra and Horizons for String Orchestra)
DISKANT DK-0078-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 3 (2003)

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Adagio for Orchestra and Overture to McNeill's Rangers)
JON WARD BAUMAN 86384 (2003)


Symphony No. 4 "Archangels" (2002)

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
CAPSTONE CPS-8778 (2007)


Symphony No. 5 "Peace" (2004)

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
CAPSTONE CPS-8778 (2007)


Symphony No. 6 "Spring" (2005

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5)
CAPSTONE CPS-8778 (2007)

 

IRWIN BAZELON
(1922-1995)

Born in Evanston, Illinois. He studied composition with Leo Stein at DePaul University where he received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He continued on to Yale University to study composition with Paul Hindemith but was unable to adapt to Hindemith's teaching methods and shortly moved on to Mills College in Oakland to study with Darius Milhaud. He also had composition lessons from Ernest Bloch at the University of California, Berkeley. He then moved to New York City where he supported himself by scoring documentaries, art films, and theatrical productions. He did some guest conducting but never held any long-term teaching positions as he wished to devote himself to composition. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental pieces. Remaining unrecorded is his Symphony is No. 3 (1962) and Symphony Concertante, Clarinet, Trumpet, Marimba and Orchestra (1963).

Symphony No. 1 (1962)

Harold Farberman/Orchestra of Sofia
( + Early American Suite and The Merry Wives of Windsor: Suite)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 508 (2002)


(Short) Symphony No. 2 "Testament to a Big City" (1962)

Harold Farberman/Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Taming of the Shrew Overture)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 370 (2000)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Malipiero: Notturno de Canti e Balli)
LOUISVILLE LS-664 (LP) (1966)


Symphony No. 4 (1965)

Harold Farberman/Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Quiet Piece for a Violent Time and For Tuba...with Strings Attached)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 363 (2000)


Symphony No. 5 (1967)


Izler Solomon/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Churchill Downs Concerto, Duo for Violin and Piano and Propulsions)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CR623 (1993)
(original LP release: CRI S-287) (1972)


Symphony No. 6 (1969)

Harold Farberman/Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Taming of the Shrew Overture)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 370 (2000)


Symphony No. 7 "Ballet for Orchestra" (1980)

Harold Farberman/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9 and Entre Nous)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 174 (1995)


Symphony No. 8 for Strings (1986)

Harold Farberman/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Erb: Concerto for Contrabassoon, Lundborg: Switchback and M. Richter: Blackberry Vines and Winter Fruit)
LEONARDA LE 331 (1997)

Symphony No. 8 ½ (1988)

Harold Farberman/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
( + Dramatic Fanfare, Memories of a Winter Childhood, Prelude...To Hart Crane's "The Bridge," Alliances...Cello and Piano and Four...Parts of a World)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 101 (1995)


Symphony No. 9 "Sunday Silence" (1992)

Harold Farberman/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Entre Nous)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 174 (1995)


Symphony No. 10 for Narrator, Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra (unfinished, 1995)
- Movement: Prelude...To Hart Crane's "The Bridge"

Harold Farberman/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. ½ , Dramatic Fanfare, Memories of a Winter Childhood, Alliances...Cello and Piano and Four...Parts of a World)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 101 (1995)




AMY CHENEY BEACH (MRS. H.H.A. BEACH)
(1867-1944)

Born in Henniker, New Hampshire. She studied piano with Ernest Perabo and Carl Baermann and received instruction in counterpoint harmony from Junius W. Hill. Beyond thesse teachers, she was entirely self-taught and gathered her knowledge and skills by studying the scores of the great masters. She performed as a pianist until giving that up to devote herself exclusively to composition. She resumed her performing career after her husband's death, moved to New York, and became a composer for the St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. She composed few orchestral pieces and concentrated on choral, vocal, chamber and piano works.

Symphony in E minor "Gaelic" (1896)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Symphony No. 1 and The School for Scandal Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 8958 (1992)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + W.G. Still: Symphony No. 1)
BRIDGE 9086 (1999)
(original LP release: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 139) (1968)

Kenneth Schermerhorn/Nashville Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.559139 (2003)

 

JOHN J. BECKER
(1886-1961)

Born in Henderson, Kentucky. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory and also received a doctorate in composition from Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee where his teachers were Alexander von Fielitz, Carl Busch and Wilhelm Middleschulte.He held several administrative positions at schools and government agencies and did some teaching as well. He became associated with a circle of modernist composers, the so-called "American Five," that included Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, Wallingford Riegger and Carl Ruggles and became the group's most vocal spokesman. His catalogue of compositions is vast and includes dramatic, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Étude Primitive" (1912), 2 "Fantasia Tragica" (1920, rev. c. 1937), 5 "Homage to Mozart" (1942) and 6 for Speaker, Chorus and Orchestra "Out of Bondage" (1941-2).

Symphony No. 3 "Symphonia Brevis" (1929)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Gilbert: Comedy Overture on a Negro Theme, Riegger: Music for Orchestra, Ruggles: Men and Mountains and Schuman: American Festival Overture)
VOICE OF AMERICA USC 95-96 (non-commerical LP) (1959)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 4, Prayer in Time of War, Harris: When Johnny Comes Marching Home and Epilogue to Profiles in Courage-JFK)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 027-2 (1995)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE RECORDS S-721) (1972)

 

JACK BEESON
(1921-2010)

Born in Muncie, Indiana. He started piano lessons with Luella Weimer and a few years began to compose. He received certificates in piano and theory from the Conservatory of Music of the University of Toronto and then had private studies with Béla Bartók in New York City. At this time, he became associated with the Columbia University Opera Workshop. He then actively pursued a career as an opera composer and also became a Professor of Music at Columbia and taught many future important composers. In addition to his operas, he composed orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No.1 in A major (1959)

William Strickland/Polish National Radio Orchestra
( + Ives: Robert Browning Overture)
CRI S-196 (LP) (1965)

 

ELIZABETH BELL
(b. 1928)

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in music and then from the Juilliard School of Music with a degree in composition having had Peter Mennin and Vittorio Giannini among her teachers. She later studied privately with Paul Alan Levi. She was music critic of the Ithaca Journal and one of the founders and later a director of the American Composers Alliance. She has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1971)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Andromeda - Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Strings, String Quartet No. 1 and Perne in a Gyre - Quartet for Piano, Violin, Cello and Clarinet)
MMC 2082 (2000)




LARRY BELL
(b. 1952)

Born in Wilson, North Carolina. He received his musical doctorate from the Juilliard School where he studied composition with Vincent Persichetti and Roger Sessions, solfège with Renée Longy and piano with Joseph Bloch. In addition, he studied privately with Joseph Rollino in Rome. He taught theory and solfège at The Julliard School's Pre-College Division and composition at the Boston Conservatory. He was then appointed to the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. He has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His catalogue also includes the unrecorded "Spirituals," a Chamber Symphony for Ten Players, Op. 68 (2004).

Sacred Symphonies (Symphony No. 1), Op.23 (1985)

Szymon Kawalla/Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
( + Moravec: Spiritdance, Silsbee: Sanctuary and Tanner: Suite from The Singing Snails) VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3016 (1992)


Idumea Symphony (Symphony No. 2), Op. 40 (1996)

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Song and Dance - Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra, Short Symphony for Band and The Sentimental Muse - Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra)
NORTH/SOUTH RECORDINGS N/S R 1031 (2003)


Short Symphony for Band (Symphony No. 3), Op. 47 (1999)

William Drury/Jordan Winds of the New England Conservatory
( + Symphony No. 2, Song and Dance - Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra and The Sentimental Muse - Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra)
NORTH/SOUTH RECORDINGS N/S R 1031 (2003)
(also included in collection: "Bronze Music")
ALBANY TROY 913 (2007)




ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT
(1894-1981)


Born in Kansas City, Missouri into a musical family. His mother taught him piano while his father taught him violin and trumpet. After completing high school, he worked as a freelance musician in Kansas City, performing throughout the city as well as with the local symphony orchestra. He then began his first musical training away from home with Danish composer-conductor Dr. Carl Busch who instructed him in counterpoint and harmony. He then moved to New York City where he worked as a copyist with G. Schirmer while continuing his freelancing. Later on, he had further studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He had a brilliant career as an arranger of Broadway musicals for, among others, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Richard Rogers. However, he still had the time to produce a large catalogue of original music covering all genres from stage to solo instrumental works. Among his unrecorded orchestral works are: Symphony (#1) (1926), Symphony in D for Narrator and Orchestra "For the Dodgers" (1941) and Symphony (dedicated to Fritz Reiner) (1962).

Abraham Lincoln: A Likeness in Symphony Form (1929)

William T. Stromberg/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Sight and Sounds)
NAXOS 8.559004 (1999)


A Commemoration Symphony "Stephen Foster" (1959)

William Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + A Symphonic Story of Jerome Kern)
EVEREST SDBR 3063 (LP) (1960)

 


WARREN BENSON
(1924-2005)

Born in Detroit, Michigan. A professional performer by the age of 14, he studied percussion and horn in high school and became a timpanist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He learned theory at the University of Michigan where he would become a teacher of percussion. He conducted bands and was appointed to the staff of Ithaca (N.Y.) College before moving on to become a professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works but his specialty was band and wind ensemble compositions.

Symphony (No. 1) for Drums and Wind Orchestra (1962)

Robert Levy/Lawrence University Wind Ensemble
( + Leaves Are Falling, Mask of Night, and Solitary Dancer)
GOLDEN CREST ATH-5085 (LP) (1984)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind Ensemble
( + Hindemith: Symphony in B flat)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE-12 (LP) (1972)


Symphony No. 2 "Lost Songs" (1983)

Warren Benson/United States Marine Band
( + Colgrass: Winds of Nagual and Husa: Concerto for Wind Ensemble)
UNITED STATES MARINE BAND/MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY 50167-2 (1998)

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
(1918-1990)


Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Having had an intense interest in music as well as piano lessons from childhood, he attended Harvard University where he studied music with Edward Burlingame Hill and Walter Piston as well as other teachers. During his Harvard years he met Aaron Copland and the conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos who were both enormously influential on Bernstein's future careers as composer and conductor. He went on to become America's leading musical personality as conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of classical music and Broadway musicals as well as teacher to millions via his televised Young People's Concerts and Harvard lectures.

Symphony No. 1 for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra "Jeremiah" (1942)

Leonard Bernstein/Christa Ludwig (mezzo)/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Chichester Psalms)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457757 (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 415 964-2) (1978)

Leonard Bernstein/Jennie Tourel (mezzo)/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2, I Hate Music and La Bonne Chanson)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60697 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6303/CBS 72399) (1961)

Leonard Bernstein/Nan Merriman (mezzo)/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Facsimile, On the Town-Selections and Ravel: Piano Concerto in G)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9758 (2005)
(original LP release: RCA CAMDEN CAL-196) (c.1955)
(from RCA VICTOR 78s)

James Judd/Helen Medlyn (mezzo)/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Jubilee Games)
NAXOS 8.559100 (2004)

Elyakum Shapirra/Jard Van Nes (mezzo)/Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
OTTAVO OTR 58920 (1990)

Leonard Slatkin/Michelle DeYoung (mezzo)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9889 (2001)

Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra "The Age of Anxiety" (1949, rev. 1965)

Leonard Bernstein/Lukas Foss (piano)/New York Philharmonic Symphony-Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "Leonard Bernstein - Historic Broadcasts 1946-1961")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6048 (11 CDs) (2013)

Leonard Bernstein/Lukas Foss (piano)/New York Philharmonic
( + Serenade)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60558 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4325) (1950)

Leonard Bernstein/Seymour Lipkin (piano)/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1959)
( + Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5)
ORFEO C819 101B (2010)

Leonard Bernstein/Lukas Foss (piano)/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Chichester Psalms)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457757 (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 415 964-2) (1978)

Leonard Bernstein/Philippe Entremont (piano)/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 1, I Hate Music and La Bonne Chanson)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60697 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6885/CBS 72503) (1966)

James Judd/Jean Louis Steuerman (piano)/Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
( + West Side Story: Symphonic Dances and Candide: Overture)
NAXOS 8.559099 (2003)

Arnold Kats/Valeri Kamyshov (piano)/Novosibirsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes)
MELODIYA S10 21411 008 (LP) (1984)

Dmitry Liss/Ingrid Jacoby (piano)/Russian National Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F)
ONDINE ODE 1163-2 (2010)

Andrew Litton/Jeffrey Kahane (piano)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Fancy Free and Candide: Overture)
EMI CLASSICS 34461 (2008)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7914332) (1991)

Elyakum Shapirra/Cristina Ortiz (piano)/Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
OTTAVO OTR 58920 (1990)

Dmitri Sitkovetsky/Marc-André Hamelin (piano)/Ulster Orchestra
( + Bolcom: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67170 (2000)

Leonard Slatkin/James Tocco (piano)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9889 (2001)


Symphony No. 3 for Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, Boys' Choir, Speaker and Soprano Solo "Kaddish" (1963, rev. 1977)

John Axelrod/Samuel Pisar (narrator)/Abby Furmansky (soprano)/Berlin Radio Chorus/Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
( + Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw and Weill: Das Berliner Requiem)
NIMBUS NI 5807 (2008)

Leonard Bernstein/Michael Wager (narrator)/Montserrat Caballé (soprano)/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4479512 (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532052) (1978)

Leonard Bernstein/Felicia Montealegre (narrator)/Jennie Tourel (mezzo)/Camerata Singers/ Columbus Boychoir/New York Philharmonic
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60595 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS KS 6605/CBS 72265) (1964)

Yutaka Sado/Yehudi Menuhin (narrator)/ Karita Mattila (soprano)/ ORTF Chorus/
Maîtrise de Radio France/ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Chichester Psalms)
WARNER CLASSICS 492540 (2008)
(original CD release: ERATO 3984-21669-2) (1999)

Gerard Schwarz/Willard White (narrator)/Yvonne Kenny (soprano)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir/ Liverpool Cathedral Choir/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Chichester Psalms)
NAXOS 8.559456 (2005)

Leonard Slatkin/Jamie Bernstein (narrator)/Ann Murray (mezzo)/BBC Symphony Chorus/London Oratory School Schola/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Chichester Psalms and Missa Brevis)
CHANDOS CHAN 10172 (2004)



CHARLES ROLAND BERRY
(b. 1957)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied compostion with Peter Racine Fricker as well as privately with Paul Creston and Justin Connolly. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works as well as film scores. His other Symphonies are Nos. 1, 2 and 4.

Symphony No. 3 "Celestial" (2002)

Theodore Kuchar/Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Mariners Fanfare for Edgar Martinez, Veery Thrush with Cedars and Quileute Overture for Cello & Orchestra)
CENTAUR CRC 2898 (2008)

 

CHARLES BESTOR
(b. 1924)


Born in New York City. He studied with Paul Hindemith at Yale University and later with Vincent Persichetti and Peter Mennin at the Juilliard School as well as privately with Vladimir Ussachevsky. He has taught at the Juilliard School and the University of Colorado at Boulder and held administrative positions at other schools. He is presently Professor of Composition Emeritus and Director of the Electronic and Computer Music Studios at the University of Massachusetts. His catalogue of compositions covers most genres from orchestral to electronic works.

Symphony No. 1 "Three Ways of Looking at the Night" (1999)

Lanfranco Marcelletti/Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
( + Requiem, Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra and The Long Goodby)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1255 (2011)



THOMAS BEVERIDGE
(b. 1938)

Born in New York City. He began piano studies as a child and mastered the oboe as a teenager and began composing at the age of eleven. At Harvard, he studied composition with Randall Thompson and Walter Piston and choral conducting with G. Wallace Woodworth. He met Nadia Boulanger who invited him to join her composition and conducting class in Paris. In addition to composing, he is a choral conductor, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and arranger. He is founder and director of the National Men's Chorus in Washington, D.C., director of choral activities at George Mason University and chorusmaster of the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center. He has written more than 450 works in all musical genres. His other Symphonies are: (Nos. 1) for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra "Symphony of Peace" (1972, premiered in 2002) and (2) for Classical Orchesta "To the Masters" (1974).

Symphony (No. 3) for Symphonic Band "Sinfonia Concertante" (1979)

Thomas Harris/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Giannini: Symphony No. 3 and Hanson: Laude)
MARK MC-20011 (LP) (1980)
(original release: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND No. 97 {non-commercial LP}) (1971)

 

THOMAS BEVERSDORF
(1924-1981)


Born in Yoakum, Texas. His father, a band master, taught him the trombone and baritone horn. Then he studied composition at the University of Texas with Kent Kennan, Eric DeLamarter and Anthony Donato and with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music. This was supplemented by additional study with Aaron Copland and Arthur Honegger at the Berkshire Music Center as well as private lessons with Anis Fuleihan. He was a trombonist with several orchestras and then taught at the University of Houston and at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. He composed dramatic, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1945) and 2 (1950).

Symphony No. 3 for Winds and Percussion (1954)

Thomas Beversdorf/The Directors Band of Cumberland Forest Music Camp, Morehead State University
( + Nelhybel: Preambulum and Passacaglia from "Symphonic Requiem")
CENTURY 25474 (LP) (c. 1970)

Tom Ferguson/Memphis State University Wind Ensemble
( + Khachaturian: Spartacus - 3 Excerpts and Weber: Fantasia and Rondo)
MARK MC 1385 (LP) (1960s)

Donald E. McGinnis/Western Division Community College Honor Band
( + Barber: School for Scandal, Karrich: Army of the Potomac, and H. Wood: Mannin Veen)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 73-5 (LP) (1973)


Symphony No. 4 (1958)

Tibor Kozma/Indiana University Philharmonic
(private audition LP) (1960)



FREDERICK BEYER
(1926-2001)

Born in Chicago. After graduating from Harvard, he received an M.A. in composition from Columbia University (1955), where he studied with Otto Luening and Jack Beeson, and then got his Doctorate from Florida State University where his principal teacher was John Boda. After teaching choral and instrumental music on a secondary level in Florida and then as a doctoral assistant teaching sightsinging at Florida State University, he became Associate Professor of Music at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he taught conducting, music theory and composition. He has composed mostly for band, brass ensemble, orchestra and mixed voices.

Symphony for Band (1967)

Maurice McAdow/North Texas State University Concert Band
( + Holst: "Jupiter" from "The Planets," Ginastera: "Danza Final" from "Estancia," Kepner: "The Sea" from "Cuban Fantasy," Shostakovich: Festive Overture, and Wagner: Flying Dutchman Ov.)
SILVER CREST CBD 69-2 (LP) (1969)

 

JOHN BIGGS
(b. 1932)

Born in Los Angeles, California. He received his Masters degree in composition from the University of California at Los Angeles and further studies at the University of Southern California and the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium. His teachers included Roy Harris, Lukas Foss, Ingolf Dahl, Flor Peeters, Halsey Stevens and Leon Stein. As an educator, he has taught at Los Angeles City College, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He has composed orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works as well as music for the stage.

Symphony No. 1 (1964)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and The Ballad of William Sycamore)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 636 (2004)

Symphony No. 2 (1991)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and The Ballad of William Sycamore)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 636 (2004)

 

JERRY BILIK
(b. 1933)

Born in New Rochelle, New York. He studied with Tibor Serly. He composed more than 50 pieces of music that run the gamut from popular ballads to marches to his Symphony for Band. Most of his composing and arranging has revolved around entertainment including writing scores for television series and ice shows

Symphony for Band (1972)

Harry Begian/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Arutiunian/Duker: Trumpet Concerto, Gould: American Salute and Kabalevsky: Overture to "Colas Breugnon")
UNIVERSiTY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND Record #76 (LP) (c. 1973)

Wayne Pegram/Tennessee Tech University Symphonic Band
( + "They Walked in Darkness")
USC SOUND ENTERPRISES KM 3857 (LP) (1979)

William Revelli/National Music Camp High School Symphonic Band
( + Arnold/Johnstone: English Dances)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1972-19 (LP) (1972)



GORDON BINKERD
(1916-2003)

Born in Lynch, Nebraska. He studied piano as a teenager and then studied composition with Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music and with Walter Piston at Harvard University, For more than 2 decades, he taught theory and composition at the University of Illinois. He composed prolifically in every classical musical genre except opera. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 3 (1961) and 4 (1963).

Symphony No. 1 (1955)

Edouard van Remoortel/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagner: Siegfried Idyll)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6291 (LP) (1960)

Symphony No. 2 (1960)

George Barati/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + U. Kay: Sinfonia)
CRI SD 139 (LP) (1960)




EASLEY BLACKWOOD
(b. 1933)


Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He studied piano there and was doing solo appearances at the age of 14 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. After musical studies at several schools, including at Yale University with Paul Hindemith and Olivier Messiaen at the Berkshire Music Center, he went to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger. He taught at the University of Chicago for forty years, most of them as a professor. He composed mostly orchestral and chamber works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: No. 2, Op. 9 (1960), 3 for Small Orchestra, Op. 14 (1963) and 4, Op. 27 (1973).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 3 (1954-5)

Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CEDILLE CDR 90000 016 (1993)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LSC-2352) (1959)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 34 (1978)

James DePreist/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CEDILLE CDR 90000 016 (1993)


Chamber Symphony for 14 Wind Instruments, Op. 2 (1955)

Arthur Weisberg/Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
( + Schuller: Music for Brass Quintet and Fantasy Quartet)
CRI SD 144 (LP) (1961)

 


MARC BLITZSTEIN
(1905-1964)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A child prodigy, he had performed a Mozart Piano Concerto by the time he was seven, and went on to study piano with Alexander Siloti. After studying composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, he went to Europe to continue his studies in Berlin with Arnold Schoenberg and in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. His fame rests on his opera "The Cradle Will Rock" but he composed a sizeable number of works in various genres especially vocal works and incidental music.

"The Airborne" Symphony for Baritone, Tenor, Narrator, Male Chorus and Orchestra (1946)

Leonard Bernstein/Walter Scheff (baritone)/Charles Holland (tenor)/Robert Shaw (narrator)/ Collegiate Chorale/New York City Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Dusty Sun)
RCA GOLD SEAL 09026 625682 (1994)
(from RCA VICTOR 78s)

Leonard Bernstein/David Watson (baritone)/Andrea Velis (tenor)/Orson Welles (narrator)/Choral Art Society/New York Philharmonic
( + Piston: Incredible Flutist - Suite and E. B. Hill: Prelude for Orchestra)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 61849 (2000)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS M 34136) (1976)



ERNEST BLOCH
(1880-1959)

Born in Geneva, Switzerland. He began his musical studies in Geneva with Jacques-Dalcroze and Louis Rey before attending the Brussels Conservatory where he studied violin with Eugène Ysaÿe and composition with François Rasse. In Germany, he had further training in theory with Ivan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt-am-Main as well as private composition lessons with Ludwig Thuille. He moved to America in 1916 and remained there for the rest of his life and had a distinguished academic career in posts that included directorships of Cleveland Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a composer, he produced works in all genres and was especially successful with orchestral and chamber music. Among his other major orchestral works are the Concerto Symphonique for Piano and Orchestra, Violin Concerto, 2 Concerto Grossos, Helvetia and, for cello and orchestra, Schelomo (his most popular work) and Voice in the Wilderness. There are also 2 early Symphonies: Symphonie Funebre in D flat major (1895, not orchestrated) and Symphonie Orientale (1896).

Symphony in C sharp minor (1901-2)

Dalia Atlas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Poems of the Sea)
NAXOS 8.573241 (2013)

Robert Hart Baker/St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
ERNEST BLOCH SOCIETY EBS-001 (LP) (1985)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
MARCO POLO 8.223103 (1988)

Lev Markiz/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Schelomo)
BIS CD-576 (1993)


Symphony in E flat (1954-5)

Andrey Boreyko/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Trois Poèmes Juifs and Evocations)
BIS CD-1183 (2002)

Dalia Atlas Sternberg/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Macbeth : 2 Interludes, In Memoriam and Trois Poèmes Juifs)
NAXOS 8573290 (2014)
(original CD release: ASV CD DCA 1019 (1997)


Symphony for Trombone and Orchestra (1954)

Jacob Avshalomov/Howard Prince (trombone)/Portland Youth Philharmonic
( + Suite Symphonique)
CRI SD 351 (LP) (1976)

Dmitri Kitayenko/Stanley Clark (trombone)/Berne Symphony Orchestra
( + Veress: 4 Transylvanian Dances and Brun: Symphony No. 2)
MUSICA HELVETICA MH CD 86.2 (1998)

Vladimir Kozhukar/Grigory Khersonsky (trombone)/USSR Symphony Orchestra
( + Feinberg: Piano Concerto in C minor)
CONSONANCE 81-0002 (1994)

Uroš Lajovic/Armin Rosin (trombone)/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Alschausky: Waltz - Aria for Trombone and F. David: Trombone Concertino)
KOCH SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 2064 (1994)

Leif Segerstam/Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Martin: Ballade for Trombone and Orchestra, Serocki: Trombone Concerto and Sandstrom: Trombone Concerto)
BIS CD-538 (1991)

Lior Shambadal/Branimir Slokar (trombone)/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Arutunian: Trombone Concerto, Grøndahl: Trombone Concerto and Rota: Trombone Concerto)
CLAVES CD-50 9606 (1996)

Sinfonia Breve (1952)

Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuller: Seven Studies On Themes of Paul Klee, Copland: Rodeo - 4 Dance Episodes and Gershwin: American in Paris)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434329-2 (1993)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90288) (1962)

Israel Symphony (1912-16)

Maurice Abravanel/ Blanche Christensen (soprano)/Jean Basinger Fraenkel (soprano)/ Christina Politis (contralto)/Diane Heder (contralto)/Don Watts(bass)/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Schelomo)
VANGUARD CLASSICS SVC-111 (1999)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD ST.876/VANGUARD CARDINAL VCS 10007) (1967)

Dalia Atlas/Adriana Kohútková (soprano)/Katarina Kramolisová (soprano)/Terezia Bajaková (contralto)/Denisa Hamarová(contralto)/Michal Macuha (bass)/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Viola and Orchestra )
ASV CDDCA 1148 (2003)

Franz Litschauer/ Friedl Helsing (soprano)/Helga Augsten (soprano)/Elfriede Hofstatter/Lore Dorpinghaus (contralto)/Leo Heppe (bass)/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
( + Schelomo and Baal Shem)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR543 (2011)
(original LP release: AMADEO AVRS 6041/NIXA VLP.423/VANGUARD VRS 423) (1952)

Yevgeny Svetlanov/Galina Boiko (soprano)/Natalia Gerassimova (soprano)/Elena Alexandrova (contralto)/Galina Borissova (contralto)/Anatoly Saffiulin (bass)/Russian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Nigun and Schelomo)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9164 (2010)
(original CD release: CHANT DU MONDE RUS 288165) (1999)


"America: An Epic Rhapsody"
(Symphony for Chorus and Orchestra) (1926)

Dalia Atlas/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite Hebraïque)
NAXOS 8.557151 (2005)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Chorale/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 1)
NAXOS 8.572743 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3135) (1994)

Leopold Stokowski/American Concert Choir/Symphony of the Air
VANGUARD 08801471 (1992)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VRS 2065 (1960)



JOHN BODA
(1922-2002)

Born in Boyceville, Wisconsin. His musical education was at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He was an assistant conductor to George Szell at the Cleveland Orchestra where he met Igor Stravinsky who would be an important influence on his composing. He became a professor of music theory, composition and piano at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he remained for more than 50 years. He composed orchestral, band, chamber and instrumental works. His catalogue includes: Symphony No. 3 (1955), Simfonieta for Chamber Orchestra (1953), Sinfonias for Band Nos. 1 (1957), 2 (1972) and 3 (1985) and Pastoral Sinfonieta (originally for organ) (2001). His Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 are probably not extant if they were ever written.

Sinfonia (1960)

David Van Vactor/Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
( + Trythall: Symphony No. 1)
CRI SD-155 (LP) (1962)



WILLIAM BOLCOM
(b. 1938)

Born in Seattle, Washington. He began composition studies at the age of 11 with George Frederick McKay and John Verall at the University of Washington. He later studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College as well as with Leland Smith at Stanford University. He then went to Paris to work with Olivier Messiaen and Milhaud at the Paris Conservatory. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan's School of Music where he taught composition over the next 35 years. He has composed chamber, operatic, vocal, choral, cabaret and ragtime as well as symphonic music. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 "Oracles" (1964), 6 (1996-97) and 7 (2002).

Symphony No. 1 (1957)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Seattle Slew)
FIRST EDITION MUSIC FECD-0033 (2005)
(original CD release: LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA LCD007) (1992)


Symphony No. 3 for Chamber Orchestra (1977-9)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Seattle Slew)
FIRST EDITION MUSIC FECD-0033 (2005)
(original CD release: LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA LCD007) (1992)

Symphony No. 4 for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra (1986)

Leonard Slatkin/Joan Morris (mezzo)/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Session No. 1)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW356-2 (1992)


Symphony No. 5 (1988-90)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Fantasia Concertante)
PHOENIX USA PHCD 164 (2007)
(original CD release: ARGO 433 077-2) (1992)


Symphony No. 8 for Chorus and Orchestra (2005)

James Levine/Tanglewood Fesival Chorus/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Lyric Concerto)
BSO CLASSICS SACD (2009)


First Symphony for Band (2008)

Michael Haithcock/University of Michigan Symphonic Band
( + D. Wilson: Horn Concerto, D. Ludwig: Missa Brevis and Higdon: Oboe Concerto)
EQUILIBRIUM EQ 97 (2010)

 


JAMES BOLLE
(b. 1931)

Born in Evanston, Illinois. He studied French horn and violin, and began organizing and conducting groups while still in high school. He then studied at Harvard, Aspen, Antioch and Northwestern University. A composition student of Darius Milhaud, he studied conducting with Joseph Rosenstock and Richard Lert. He founded Monadnock Music in 1966 and was music director of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra for 28 years and has been guest lecturer at Duke University and Boston University. He has composed a small catalogue of orchestra, chamber and instrumental works.

Sinfonia II "E" (c. 2007)

James Bolle/Monadnock Festival Orchestra
( + Sinfonias Nos. III and IV and Songs for Violin)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1135 (2009)


Sinfonia III (c. 2007)

James Bolle/Monadnock Festival Orchestra
( + Sinfonias Nos. II and IV and Songs for Violin)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1135 (2009)


Sinfonia IV (c. 2007)

James Bolle/Monadnock Festival Orchestra
( + Sinfonias Nos. II and III and Songs for Violin)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1135 (2009)

 

CHARLES L. BOOKER, JR.
(b. 1952)

Born in Natchez, Mississippi. He received his degrees from the University of the State of New York and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served as a U.S. Army bandmaster for more than two decades, and while in the U.S. Army he studied composition with Hank Levy, Steve Strunk and James Balentine and conducting with Robert Garofalo and Robert Rustowicz. He became Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith where he has served as the Director of Bands, Director Jazz Studies, and Chair of the Music Department. He currently teaches conducting, music theory, orchestration and composition. He has composed works for orchestra and various types of bands.

Symphony No. 1 for Band "Prophecy" (2007)

Ken Van Winkle/New Mexico State University Wind Ensemble
( + Centra-fuge, The Rough Rider, American Dances and Carillon Celebration)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDINGS MCD-7028 (2007)



HAYG BOYADJIAN
(b. 1938)


Born in Paris, France. At an early age, his family immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he started his musical studies at the Liszt Conservatory.He the immigrated to the USA in 1958. Therehe continued his musical studies as a special student first at the New England Conservatory and later at Brandeis University. Among his teachers were Beatriz Balzi, Seymour Shifrin, Alvin Lucier, and Edward Cohen. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other orchestral works include Symphony No. 1 (1983, rev.1990) and Symphonias for String Orchestra Nos. 1 (1980-1) and 2 (1982).

Symphony No. 2 (2000)

David Oberg/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Robb: Piano Concerto)
OPUS ONE CD 187 (2002)



PETER BOYER
(b. 1970)

Born in Providence, Rhode Island. He received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, where he studied composition with Larry Alan Smith and Robert Carl and conducting with Harold Farberman. He then studied privately with John Corigliano in New York. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied movie and television with Elmer Bernstein, David Raksin, Buddy Baker and Christopher Young. He was appointed to the faculty of Claremont Graduate University. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works and has composed and/or orchestrated numerous scores for movies and television.

Symphony No. 1 (2012-3)
Peter Boyer/London Philharmonic Orchestra\
( + Silver Fanfare, Festivities, Three Olympians and Celebration Overture)
NAXOS 8.5597698 (2014)

ANDREW BOYSEN, JR.
(b. 1968)

Born in Iowa City, Iowa. He studied at the University of Iowa, went on to Northwestern University where he studied with John Paynter and Steve Peterson. He received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music where he worked under Donald Hunsberger. After several previous posts in other schools, he is presently an assistant professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches conducting, composition and orchestration. Most of his compositions are for band. His other Symphonies for Band are Nos. 2 for Baritone, Winds and Percussion (1998) and 4 for Winds and Percussion (2004).

Symphony No. 1 for Winds and Percussion (1998)

John Boyd/Indiana State University Wind Orchestra
( + R. Nelson: Fanfare for the Kennedy Center, Medieval Suite, Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, Rhapsody for Trumpet and Winds and Barker: Capriccio for Saxophone Quartet and Band)
NAXOS 8.572528 (2011)


Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble "J.F.K." (2000)

William Berz/Rutgers Wind Ensemble
( + Daugherty: Red Carpet Tango, Ewazen: A Hymn for the Lost and the Living, H. Owen Reed: For the Unfortunate, Ticheli: An American Elegy, Columbine Alma Mater and Sandler: Rosie the Riveter)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING MCD-5030 (2004)




HENRY BRANT
(1913-2008)

Born in Montreal, Canada to American parents. He began composing at the age of eight and after moving to New York in 1929, he studied theory with Leopold Mannes at the Institute of Musical Art and privately with Wallingford Riegger and George Antheil. He also studied conducting with Fritz Mahler. Brant earned his living composing and conducting for radio, film, ballet, and jazz groups, while also composing experimental works for the concert hall. He taught both at Columbia University and the Juilliard School. He afterwards taught composition at Bennington College in Vermont. Most of works were of a highly experimental nature and he was the inventor of spatial music. He spent many years preparing an orchestral version of Charles Ives' "Concord Sonata." He also composed Symphony No. 2 in D minor "Promised Land: A Symphony about Israel" (c.1947).


Symphony No. 1 in B flat major "The Nineteen Thirties" (1945, rev. 1950)

Hans Swarowsky/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Dello Joio: Epigraph and Mennin: Concertato)
DESTO D 416/DST-6416e (LP) (1965)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-38) (1953)

 

SCOTT BRICKMAN
(b. 1963)

Born in in Oak Park, Illinois. He majored in composition at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and then went to Brandeis University where he received his Ph. D. in Music. He also studied with Donald Martino and Mario Davidovsky at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He teaches at the University of Maine, Fort Kent. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works as well as rock music.

Symphony No. 1

Robert Ian Winsten/Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Masterworks of the Era-Volume 12")
ERM MEDIA 6827 (4 CDs) (2008)

 


HESKEL BRISMAN
(1923-2001)

Born in New York City. He studied under Ernest Toch and Luigi Dallapiccola. He composed electronic music but made a living composing for the theater and radio as well as religious music.

Sinfonia Concertante for Viola and Orchestra (1994)

Jerzy Swoboda/Karen Dreyfus (viola)/Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + J. Gabel: Whale Hunt Dream, Koplow: Elegy for Viola and Orchestra : Martin Luther King and F. Stewart: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra)
MMC RECORDINGS 2079 (2000)


Sinfonia Breve (c. 1970s)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Andante Sostenuto for String Orchestra, Profiles and Cassandra's Muse)
MMC RECORDINGS 2160 (2007)



GEORGE FREDERICK BRISTOW
(1825-1898)

Born in Brooklyn, New York. He was born into a musical family and his father, a well-respected conductor, pianist, and clarinetist, gave his son lessons in piano, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and violin. George became a violinist in the New York Philharmonic while still a teenager and remained at this post for the next 36 years. He became conductor of two choral organizations and also had a long career as a music educator in the public schools of New York. He composed orchestral and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in E flat, Op. 10 (1848) and 5 for Chorus and Orchestra, 5, Op. 62 "Niagara" (1893).

Symphony #2, in D minor, Op. 24 "Jullien" (1853)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 143 (LP) (1969)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Symphony No. 2 and Adagio for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9169 (1993)


Symphony (No. 3) in F sharp minor, Op. 26 (1858)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 144 (LP) (1969)


Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 50 "Arcadian" (1872) (originally part 2 of "The Pioneers: A Grand Cantata", Op. 49)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 135 (LP) (1967)



TIMOTHY BROEGE
(b. 1947)

Born in Belmar, New Jersey. He studied piano and theory with Helen Antonides during his childhood years. Later, at Northwestern University, he studied composition with M. William Karlins, Alan Stout, and Anthony Donato, piano with Frances Larimer, and harpsichord with Dorothy Lane. He taught in the Chicago Public School system and in Manasquan, New Jersey, and then taught piano and recorder at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in New Jersey. He currently holds the positions of Organist and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in his hometown. As a composer he has written works in various genres but has concentrated on a series of Sinfonias as well as songs. The unrecorded Sinfonias are: I for Jazz Quintet and String Orchestra "Eland" (1971), II for Winds and Percussion "Tones and Spaces" (1972), III for Winds, Percussion, Piano and String Bass "Hymns and Dances" (1972), IV for Band "Suite and Winds and Percussion" (1972, rev. 2003), VI for Band "The Four Elements" (1974), VII for Winds, Percussion, Piano, Harpsichord, Cello, String Bass and 2 Alto Recorders "The Continental Saxophone" (1984), VIII for Orchestra "Walt Whitman in Camden" (in preparation), X for Orchestra "Prelude, Dance and Forced March" (1980, rev. 1985), XI for Chamber Orchestra (1982), XII for Winds, Percussion and Piano "Southern Heart/Sacred Harp" (1984), XIII for Symphonic Band "Storm Variations" (1985), XIV for Winds, Percussion, Piano and String Bass "Three Canzonas" (1986), XV for Winds and Percussion "Ursa Major" (1987), XVI for Symphonic Band "Transcendental Vienna" (1989), XVIII for Winds and Percussion "Aurora" (1995), XIX for Concert Band "Preludes and Grounds" (1998), XX for Orchestra (2002) and XXI for Winds, Percussion and String Bass (c. 2005). There is also a Sinfonia Breve for Flute, Clarinet and Strings.

Sinfonia V for Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band (with Piano) "Symphonia Sacra et Profana" (1973)

William Berz/Rutgers Wind Ensemble
( + Sinfonia V: Symphonia Sacra et Profana, Chance: Symphony No. 2, Ellerby: Paris Sketches, Hulthren: Concertino, Nixon: Reflections, Mahr: The Soaring Hawk and Cichy: Divertimento)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD 2940 (1999)

Eugen Corporan/University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble
( + Arnold/Johnstone: English Dances, Grainger: Hill Song No. 2, and Hindemith: Sym. in B Flat)
SOUNDMARK R990 BSCR

Michael Haithcock/Baylor University Wind Ensemble
( + Benson: The Passing Bell, Finney: Skating on the Sheyenne, Fiser: Report, Grainger: Handel in the Strand, and Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture)
SILVER CREST T 82-4 (LP) (1982)


Sinfonia IX for Band and String Bass "A Concert in the Park" (1977)

William H. Silvester/Collece of New Jersey Wind Ensemble
( + Mahar: Fantasia, Frescobaldi: Toccata, A. Reed: Othello, Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Serenade No. 2 - Rondo, Weber: Bassoon Concerto - Rondo and Arnold: Scottish Dances)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD 7885 (2009)

Sinfonia XVII for Concert Band "The Four Winds" (1989)

William Berz/Rutgers Wind Ensemble
( + Wuorinen: Windfall, Schuman: New England Triptych, Roussakis: Syrtos, Hawkinson: Heaven's Gate and Hanson: Laude)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD 2002 (1996)



JONATHAN BRUCE BROWN
(b. 1952)

Born in Michigan. He studied composition with Neil McKay at the University of Hawaii and with Martin Mailman at the University of North Texas. He is currently Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Spring Arbor College in Michigan. The Symphony for String Orchestra was written for Stephen Osmond and the Jackson (Michigan) Symphony.

Symphony for String Orchestra (1995)

Vladimir Valek/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Blahnik: Slava!, Diemer: Piano Concerto and Rapchak: Orloj)
MMC RECORDINGS MMC-2067 (1998)




RAYNER BROWN
(1912-1999)

Born in Des Moines, Iowa. He studied at the University of Southern California where he earned a bachelor's degree in organ and a master's degree in composition. He worked as a church organist for 55 years and was a professer at Biola University for 30 years. He wrote more than two hundred compositions for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments and voice. His orchestral works include: Symphonies Nos. 1 (1952), 2 (1957), 3 (1958), 4 (1980), 5 (1982) and 6 (1982).

Symphony for Clarinet Choir (1970)

Robert Henderson/Los Angeles Clarinet Society
( + Concerto for Two Pianos, Brass and Percussion)
WIM RECORDS WIMR 8 (LP) (1973)

 


DANIEL BUKVICH
(b. 1954)

Born in Butte, Montana. He completed his undergraduate studies at Montana State University and earned a Master of Music in composition from the University of Idaho and joined the faculty of the latter school. He has composed orchestral, band, instrumental and vocal works in both classical and jazz styles. He has also composed a Percussion Symphony (2000).

Symphony No. 1 for Wind Ensemble "In Memoriam Dresden, 1945" (1978)

Robert Spevacek/University of Idaho Wind Ensemble
( + Agincourt Hymn, Celebrate, Clarinet Concerto, Four Phrases from Psalm 91, and Before Thy Throne I Now Appear)
WINGERT-JONES MUSIC 4060051 (1997)



STEPHEN BURTON
(b. 1943)

Born Whittier, California. He studied at the Oberlin (Ohio) College Conservatory of Music, with Hans Werner Henze at the Salzburg Mozarteum and then at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. He has taught at George Mason Univ. in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to composing original works, he also has made a career of restoring the film scores of silent films and published a book on orchestration. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1967), 4 for Organ and Orchestra "Homage to Bach" (1980), 5 "Prelude" (1986), 6 for Soprano, Narrator, Chorus and Orchestra "I Have a Dream" (1987) and 7 "The Tempest, Homage to Shakespeare" (1988) as well as a Sinfonia per Roma (1963).

Symphony No. 2 "Ariel" for Low Voice and Orchestra, after poems by Sylvia Plath (1974-5)

Christopher Keene/Diane Curry (mezzo-soprano)/Stephen Dickson (baritone)/Syracuse Symphony
PETERS INTERNATIONAL PLE 128 (LP) (1980)


Symphony No. 3 for Tenor and Orchestra "Songs of the Tulpehocken" (1976)

Stephen Douglas Burton/Kenneth Riegel (tenor)/Louisville Orchestra
LOUISVILLE LS-757 (LP) (1977)

 


DENNIS BUSCH
(b. 1947)

Born in New Jersey. At the age of eighteen, he began formal instruction in composition in Fairlawn, New Jersey where he learned the rules of harmony, composition, counterpoint, and orchestration. After five years of intensive study and countless four-part harmony exercises, he composed his first work. He made a small living by giving lessons in theory and harmony. He composes music in the style of 18th- and early 19th-century composers. His catalogue now consists of hundreds of works in various genres including numerous symphonies.

Symphony No. 67 in D, Op. 334 (1991)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 27 and Flute Concerto No. 2)
MMC RECORDINGS 2049 (1999)

 

LOUIS CALABRO
(1926-1996)

Born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied piano and composition at Juilliard School of Music where his principal teacher was Vincent Persichetti. He was a professor of music at Vermont's Bennington College from 1955 until 1991 and was the founder the Sage City Symphony, a community orchestra in southwestern Vermont. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 17 (1956) and 2 for Strings, Op. 24 (1957).

Symphony No. 3 in One Movement, Op. 32 (1959-60)

A. Clyde Roller/Eastman-Rochestre Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Voyage for Chorus and Orchestra)
SAGE CITY SYMPHONY V-131 (2 private LPs) (1977)



MARK CAMPHOUSE
(b. 1954)

Born in Oak Park, Illinois. At Northwestern University, he studied conducting with John P. Paynter, composition with Alan Stout, and trumpet with Vincent Cichowicz. He then studied trumpet privately with Chicago Symphony Principal Trumpet Emeritus, Adolph Herseth. He began composing at an early age and the Colorado Philharmonic premiered his First Symphony when he was 17. He has served as a guest conductor and lecturer around the country and abroad and became Professor and Associate Director of the School of Music at George Mason University, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches courses in conducting and composition. The majority of his compositions are for band.

Symphony (No. 3) for Soprano and Wind Orchestra "From Ivy Green" (1999)

Gary Green/Elizabeth Curtis (soprano)/University of Miami Wind Ensemble
( + Whitacre: Equus and Rosauro: Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 524 (2003)



DAVID DEBOOR CANFIELD
(b. 1950)

Born in 1950 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida into a musical family. His father gave him all his earliest training in piano, violin, music theory and composition. He graduated from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia where his father was head of the music department and then played the violin in the Fort Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra. He later attended Indiana University where his composition teachers included John Eaton, Bernhard Heiden and Frederick Fox. Afterwards, he founded and ran Ars Antiqua, which was a mail-order business devoted to classical LP records and is also a violinist in the Bloomington (Indiana) Symphony. He composed steadily over the years and his catalogue includes orchestral, chamber instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 "Symphonia Brevissima" (1976) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 "Israel" (2004)

Christopher Ludwa/Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
BSO CD 20051 (2005)

Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble "Retrospective" (2004-05)

Stephen Pratt/Indiana University Symphonic Band
COMPOSER'S DOMAIN CD-001 (2006)



JOHN ALDEN CARPENTER
(1876-1951)

Born in Park Ridge, Illinois. He was raised in a musical household and was educated at Harvard University where he studied under John Knowles Paine. On a trip to London, he had some lessons from Edward Elgar and then completed his studies with Bernhard Zielen in Chicago. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 "Sermons in Stone" (1917, rev. 1940)

John McLaughlin Williams/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Adventures in a Perambulator)
NAXOS 8.559065 (2001)

Symphony No. 2 (1942, rev. 1947)

John McLaughlin Williams/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Adventures in a Perambulator)
NAXOS 8.559065 (2001)



ELLIOTT CARTER
(1908-2012)

Born in New York City. At Harvard University, he studied harmony and counterpoint with Walter Piston and orchstration with Edward Burlingame Hill. He then studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris at the École Normale de Musique. He did some conducting and had an academic career that included posts at the Peabody School of Music, Queens College in New York City and Yale University. His catalogue is vast and includes an opera, ballets, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works and he continues to compose as a centenarian. An early Symphony (1937) has been withdrawn.

Symphony No. 1 (1942, revised 1954)

Paul Dunkel/American Composers Orchestra
( + Thorne: Symphony No. 5 and Roussakis: Fire and Earth and Water and Air)
CRI CD 552 (1988)
(original LP release: CRI SD 475) (1982)

Kenneth Schermerhorn/Nashville Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Holiday Overture)
NAXOS 8.559151 (2004)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Haieff: Divertimento)
LOUISVILLE RECORDS LOU-611 (LP) (1961)


A Symphony of Three Orchestras (1976)

Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic
( + Varèse: Déserts,Ecuatorial and Hyperprism)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 68334 (1993)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS M35171)(1980)

David Porcelijn/Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Antheil: Grand Galop, Copland: 3 Moods, Escher: Largo from Symphony No. 2, Gruenberg: Jazzolettes, Rameau: Suite from "Dardanus," Riegger: Scherzo + other short chamber pieces by American composers)
RADIO NEDERLAND (1982 HOLLAND FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS) (2 non-commercial LPs) (1982)

Symphonia: Sum Fluxae Pretium Spei (1993-6)

Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 495 660-2 (1999)



GEORGE WHITEFIELD CHADWICK
(1854-1931)


Born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He received some early musical training from organ lessons given to him by his older brother. He entered New England Conservatory as a "special student" who could study with the faculty without satisfying the rigorous entrance or degree requirements. He studied organ with George E. Whiting, piano with Carlyle Petersilea and theory with Stephen A. Emery. He then took a faculty position at Olivet College and was a valued instructor as well as administrator. To further his career and enhance his training, he went to Germany and studied in Leipzig Conservatory with Carl Reinecke and Salomon Jadassohn. After his two-year stay in Leipzig, he traveled around Europe and then resumed his compositional studies with Josef Rheinberger at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Returning to America, he was a performing organist and conductor, and later was appointed Director of the New England Conservatory. He was a prolific composer of operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1, Op. 5 (1878-81) has not been recorded. His Symphonic Sketches (1895-1904) and Suite Symphonique (1905-9) are considered symphonies in all but name.

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 21 (1883-5)

Julius Hegyi/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Parker: Northern Ballad)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80339 (1986)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9685 (1998)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9334) (1995)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 134 (LP) (1967)

Theodore Kuchar/Ukrainian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Sketches)
NAXOS 8.559213 (2005)


Symphony No. 3 in F major "Symphonic Ballade" (1893-4)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9685 (1998)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9253) (1994)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta in D)
OUR MUSICAL PAST OMP 107 (1990)
(original LP release: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 140 (LP) (1968)


Sinfonietta in D major (1904)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
OUR MUSICAL PAST OMP 107 (1990)
(original LP release: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 140 (LP) (1968)

Keith Lockhart/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Cleopatra, Adonais: Elegiac Overture and A Pastoral Prelude)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7293 (2012)

 

WENDY MAE CHAMBERS
(b. 1953)

Born in New Jersey. She studied at Barnard College where she received her B.A. in music and studied with Kenneth Cooper, Nicholas Roussakis, Jack Beeson and Charles Wuorinen. She earned her M.A. in composition at Stony Brook University in New York. She has composed a large number of works many for quite uncoventional forces. She has been influenced by the esthetics of John Cage and Andy Warhol.

Symphony of the Universe for 100 Timpani, Metal Percussion, Jazz Big Band, Choir, Church Organ and Tape (1989)

Howard Van Hyning and Nellie Vuksic (conductors)/Jonathan Haas (timpani)/Stewart Rose (horn)/Charles Banks (organ)/ Chorus/New York Timpani Choir/Walter Thompson Big Band
NEWPORT CLASSICS NPD 85552 (1995)



JOHN BARNES CHANCE
(1932-1972)


Born in Beaumont, Texas. He studied composition with Clifton Williams at the University of Texas, Austin. Before he became a full-time composer, Chance was a timpanist with the Austin Symphony and later was an arranger for the Fourth and Eighth U.S. Army bands. Most of his works were written for band but there is also his Symphony No. 1 (1956) and several other works for orchestra and chamber groups.

Symphony No. 2 for Winds and Percussion (1972)

William Berz/Rutgers Wind Ensemble
( + Ellerby: Paris Sketches, Hulthren: Concertino, Nixon: Reflections, T. Broege: Sinfonia V - Symphonia Sacra et Profana, Mahr: The Soaring Hawk and Cichy: Divertimento)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD 2940 (2001)

Mel Montgomery/Stephen F. Austin State University Symphonic Band
( + Barber: Commando March, Creston: Marimba Concerto, Persichetti: Divertimento, Schuman: Circus Overture, and Skinner: Shawl Dance)
CREST CUSTOM 76-TX-5A/B (LP) (1976)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Incantation and Dance, Introduction and Capriccio, Blue Lake Overture, Elegy and Variations on a Korean Folk Song)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 755 (2005)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind Ensemble
( + Elegy, Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Incantation & Dance)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE-36 (LP) (1985)

Hristo Tonev/Wind Orchestra
( + Jager: Symphony for Band and Meliksetian: Armenian Rhapsody)
BALKANTON BCA 12592 (LP) (1970s)



PAUL CHIHARA
(b. 1938)


Born in Seattle, Washington. He received a D.M.A in 1965 from Cornell University where he studied with Robert Palmer. He also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, Ernst Pepping in West Berlin, and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood. He is on the music faculty of UCLA where he is the head of the Visual Media Program. He has orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works as well as ballets, film and television scores and works reflecting his Japanese heritage. His catalogue also includes Symphony No. 2 "Birds of Sorrow" (1981) and Sinfonia Concertante for 9 Instruments (1980).

Symphony No. 1 in Celebration (Ceremony V) (1973-5)

Lawrence Foster/Houston Symphony Orchestra
( + Missa Carminum)
CANDIDE QCE 31101 (LP) (1977)



GLORIA COATES
(b. 1938)

Born in Wausau, Wisconsin. She first studied with Helen Gunderson and Kenneth Klaus at Louisiana State University. Afterwards, she studied with Alexander Tcherepnin at the Salzburg Mozarteum and then with Otto Luening and Jack Beeson at Columbia University. After a varied career as an actress, singer and teacher, she settled in Munich, Germany, to devote herself full-time to composing. She has composed a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber and vocal works.
Her unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 for Strings "Symphony Nocturne" (1976-85), 5 for Chorus and Orchestra "Three Mystical Songs" (1985), 6 "Music in Microtones" (1986), 9 "The Quinces Quandary" (1993-4), 10 "Drones of Druids on Celtic Ruins" (1993-4), 11 (1998-9), 12 (2000-1) and 13 (2000-1). There is also a Sinfonietta della Notte (1974-82) and Sinfonia Brevis "Fragment from Leonardo's Notebooks 'Fonte di Rimini'" (1976-82).


Symphony No. 1 "Music on Open Strings" (1972-3)

Elgar Howarth/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7)
CPO 999392-2 (1996)

Jorge Rotter/Siegerland Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 14)
NAXOS 8.559289 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 "Illuminatio in Tenebris" (1974-88)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Homage to Van Gogh, Time Frozen and Fragment from Leonardo's Notebooks "Anima della Terra")
CPO 999590-2 (1998)


Symphony No. 4 "Chiaroscuro" (1984-90)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 7)
CPO 999392-2 (1996)


Symphony No. 7 "Dedicated to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE" (1990)

Olaf Henzold/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4)
NAXOS 8.559289 (2006)

Georg Schmöhe/Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra ( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7)
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7)
CPO 999392-2 (1996)


Symphony No. 8 "Indian Sounds" (1991)

Jürgen Wirrman /Rose Bihler-Shah and Kathleen Eberlein (percussion)/Kathleen Eberlein and Bihler-Shah (voice)/Dresden Musica Viva Ensemble
( + Cette Blanche Agony, The Force for Peace in War, Wir tonen allein and Leonardo Excerpt: Fonte di Rimini)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80599 (2002)

Symphony No. 14 "Symphony in Microtones" (2001-2)

Christoph Poppen/Raymond Curfs (timpani)/Munich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 7)
NAXOS 8.559289 (2006)

Symphony No.15 "Homage to Mozart" (2004-5)

Michael Boder/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cantata da Requiem and Transitions)
NAXOS 8.559371 (2007)

 

JIM COCKEY
(b. 1947)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a composition degree from the University of Oregon where he studied with Homer Keller and Hal Owen. He has composed orchestral and chamber works and is currently working on an opera.

Symphony No. 1 (1993)

James Ogle/Boise Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2)
JIM COCKEY 83707 64242 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 for Native American Flute, Chorus and Orchestra "Parmly's Dream" (2002)

Uri Barnea/Joseph Fire Crow (native American flute)/Billings Symphony Chorale/Billings Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
JIM COCKEY 83707 64242 (2006)


Symphony No. 3 "An Idaho Symphony" (2008)

Robert Ian Winstin/Millennium Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Made in the Americas: Symphonies and Soundscapes: Volume 1, Set 1")
ERM MEDIA 5572 (2 CDs) (2009)



JAMES COHN
(b. 1928)

Born in Newark, New Jersey. After taking violin and piano lessons in his home town, he studied composition with Roy Harris at Cornell University, Wayne Barlow at the Eastman School and with Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School of Music and then did postgraduate work with Ruth Anderson at Hunter College in New York City. He worked as a musicologist for ASCAP. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and solo instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in E flat, Op. 11 (1947), , 5 in B flat, Op. 32 (1959), 6 in B, Op. 43 (1965) and a Sinfonietta in F, Op. 6 (1946).

Symphony No. 2 in F major, Op. 13 (1949)

Vakhtang Jordania/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, Variations on "The Wayfaring Stranger" and Waltz in D)
NAXOS 8.559376 (2008)

Symphony No. 3 in G major, Op. 27 (1955)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8 and Miniatures for Orchestra)
MSR CLASSICS MS 1435 (2012)


Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 29 (1956)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 8 and Miniatures for Orchestra)
MSR CLASSICS MS 1435 (2012)


Symphony No. 7 in D major, Op. 45 (1967)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, Variations on "The Wayfaring Stranger" and Waltz in D)
NAXOS 8.559376 (2008)

Symphony No. 8, Op. 54 (1978)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 and Miniatures for Orchestra)
MSR CLASSICS MS 1435 (2012)


EDWARD JOSEPH COLLINS
(1886-1951)


Born in Joliet, Illinois. After early studies in Joliet, be began work with Rudolf Ganz in Chicago. In 1906, he traveled with Ganz to Berlin, where he enrolled in the Hochschule für Musik to study piano performance and composition. Upon graduation, he made a successful concert debut in Berlin, and went home to a career as a touring pianist and conductor. He then returned to Germany for a brief stint as an assistant conductor at the Bayreuth Festival. After service in World War I, he returned to Chicago and began a career in teaching by joining the faculty of Chicago Musical College. He composed orchestra, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Symphony in B minor "Nos Habitat Humus" (1929)

Marin Alsop/Royal Scottish Nation Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
ALBANY TROY 625 (2003)



DINOS CONSTANTINIDES
(b. 1929)


Born in Ioannina, Epirus, Greece. He was educated in Greece at the Conservatories of Ioannina and Athens and in the USA at the universities of Indiana, Michigan State and at the Juilliard School. Among his teachers were Marios Varvoglis, Yannis Papaioannou, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay and Josef Gingold. He was a violinist in the State Orchestra of Athens and continued playing with the Indianapolis Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony. He became a professor, and then head of the composition at Louisiana State University as well as Music Director of the Louisiana Sinfonietta. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1967) and 3 for Wind Ensemble (1988).

Symphony No. 2 "Introspections" (1983)

Miloš Alexander Machek/Bohuslav Martin· Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Martinu·: Memorial to Lidice, Waggoner: Train, Snyder: Fantasy Surrounding a Theme of Bartok and Shaffer: Catherine Wheels)
VIENNA MUSIC MASTERS VMM 3007 (1992)


Symphony No. 4 for Soprano and Orchestra "Antigone" (1994) (2 versions, with or without soprano and in 4 or 5 movements*)

Radu Ciorei/Constanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Brooks: Chorale Variations, Kessner: Lyric Piece, L. Kraft: Variations for Orchestra, Mazurek: Alleluia for Chamber Orchestra and Tape)
CAPSTONE CPS-8627 (1995)

Robert Ian Winstin/Iryna Datas (soprano)/Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra*
(included in collection: "Masterworks of the New Era-Volume 12")
ERM MEDIA 6827 (4 CDs) (2008)

Symphony No. 5 (1996)

Tsanko Delibozov/Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Van de Vate: Violin Concerto No. 2, Johnston: Samsara, Ernst: Variationen and Helmschrott: Entelechiae Riflessioni)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3035 (1996)


Symphony No. 6 "Celestial" (2006)

Stefanos Tsialis/Nurnberger Symphoniker
( + 2 Alto Saxophone Concertos and Homage)
CENTAUR CRC 2871 (2007)



FRANCIS JUDD COOKE
(1910-1995)

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He began composing at an early age and he received a B.A. in music from Yale University and then studied privately with Charles Martin Loeffler in Medfield, Massachusetts. Afterwards, he went to Scotland to study with Donald Francis Tovey at the University of Edinburgh. His academic career was at the New England Conservatory, Yale University and Wellesley College. He was also an organist, cellist, pianist, conductor and choir director. He composed a large body of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Symphony 1990 (1990)

Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony 1994, The House of Christmas, Variations in G and Quartet for Strings)
MMC RECORDINGS 2039 (1998)


Symphony 1994 (1994)

Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony 1990, The House of Christmas, Variations in G and Quartet for Strings)
MMC RECORDINGS 2039 (1998)




CARSON COOMAN
(b. 1982)


Born in Rochester, New York. His principal composition teachers were Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Alan Fletcher, and James Willey, and he holds degrees from Harvard and Carnegie Mellon Universities. He has also studied with Leonardo Balada, George Tsontakis, Eric Chasalow, Barry Conyngham, and Elliott Gyger. He has composed prolifically in many genres including orchestral, band, chamber, solo instrumental, choral, vocal and electro-acoustical works as well as operas and hymn tunes. By 2011, his opus numbers had surpassed 900.


Symphony No. 1 for String Orchestra, Op. 484 "Symphony of Light" (2003)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (movements I and III ) and Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (movement II)
( + Threads: Concerto for Orchestra, Plainsong Variations, Zest: Fanfare for Orchestra, Sonata for Brass Choir, Beyond All Knowing and Night Songs)
ZIMBEL RECORDS ZR102 (2004)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 574 "Litanies of Love and Rain" (2004)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Partita, Piano Concerto, Vision, Songlines Sun Dreaming and Sonata for Violin and Organ.)
NAXOS 8.559376 (2008)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 650 "Ave Maris Stella" (2005)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Partita, Piano Concerto, Vision, Songlines Sun Dreaming and Sonata for Violin and Organ.)
NAXOS 8.559376 (2008)

 

PAUL COOPER
(1926-1996)

Born in Victoria, Illinois. He studied at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, the Paris Conservatory and the Sorbonne in Paris, studying with, among others, Ingolf Dahl, Ernest Kanitz, Roger Sessions, Halsey Stevens, and Nadia Boulanger. He taught at the Universities of Michigan and Cincinnati and was composer-in-residence and professor of music at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University. He composed works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice, choir and solo piano. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Concertante" (1966), 2 for Band "Antiphons" (1978), 3 for Strings "Lamentations" (1971) and 6 "In Memoriam" (1987).

Symphony No. 4 "Landscape" (1973)

Samuel Jones/Houston Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and S. Jones: Now Let Us Praise Famous Men)
CRI CD 579 (1990)
(original LP release: CRI SD 347) (1976)


Symphony No. 5 in Two Movements (1982-3)

Robert Black/Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dix: 3 Movements - Excerpt, Hartley: Psalm for Strings, McKinley: Concerto Domestico - Excerpt, Concerto for the New World - Excerpt, Schreiner: Symphonic Journey, Shea: Wyoming and Wolking: Forests)
MMC RECORDINGS 2002 (1995)



AARON COPLAND
(1900-1990)


Born in Brooklyn, New York. As a youngster, he showed great interest in music and learned to play the piano with several teachers including Leopold Wolfsohn. He then took formal lessons in harmony, theory and composition from Rubin Goldmark. After graduating from high school, he played in dance bands and continued his musical education by taking further piano lessons from Victor Wittgenstein. He began composing steadily and then went to Paris where he first studied at the Fontainebleau School of Music with noted pianist and pedagogue Isidor Philipp and privately with Paul Vidal but then became a pupil of famed teacher Nadia Boulanger. He went on to become one of America's most famous and often-performed composers, as well as a writer, teacher and author. His output ranged from opera to solo songs and instrumental works, but his nationalistic ballets are his greatest claim to fame as a composer.

Symphony No. 1 (arrangement of Symphony for Organ and Orchestra) (1928)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Dance Symphony)
NAXOS 8.559359 (2008)

Aaron Copland/Orchestre National de France (rec. 1971)
( + Piano Concerto and Inscape)
ETCETERA KTC 1098 (1990)

Symphony No. 2 "Short Symphony" (1932-3)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Dance Symphony)
NAXOS 8.559359 (2008)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic Symphony-Orchestra (rec. 1957)
(included in collection: "Leonard Bernstein - Historic Broadcasts 1946-1961")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6048 (11 CDs) (2013)

Aaron Copland/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, Dance Symphony, 2 Pieces for String Quartet, Music for the Theatre, Symphonic Ode, Statements and Piano Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SM2K 47232 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7223/CBS 72731) (1969)

Dennis Russell Davies/Orchestra of St. Luke's
( + Dance Panels and 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson)
NIMBUS NI 2545 (2009)
(original CD release: MUSIC MASTERS (US) 0161267101-2) (1992)

Dennis Russell Davies/St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + Appalachian Spring and Ives: Symphony No. 3)
PRO ARTE CDD 140 (1985)
(original LP release: PRO ARTE PAD 149) (1983)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
( + Appalachian Spring: Suite, Quiet City and Latin-American Sketches)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 427 335-2 (1989)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, Dance Symphony and Orchestral Variations)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68292-2 (1996)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1, Milhaud: Symphony No. 1 and Serebrier: Symphony No. 1)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2347 (2009)

Michael Tilson Thomas/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Ode, Orchestral Variations and Piano Concerto)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68541-2 (1996)


Symphony No. 3 (1944-6)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony for Organ and Orchestra)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 63155 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6954/CBS BRG 72559) (1967)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Quiet City)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 419170 (1986)

Aaron Copland/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Billy the Kid: Suite)
EVEREST EVERCD 002 (2007)
(original LP release: EVEREST SDBR 3018) (1959)

Aaron Copland/Philharmonia Orchestra
(included in: "The Copland Collection - 1936-1948")
SONY CLASSICAL SM3K 46559 (3 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS M 35113/CBS 72559) (1978)

Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
MERCURY MG 50018/MERCURY MMA 11050 (LP) (1953)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Harris: Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9474 (1996)

James Judd/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Billy the Kid)
NAXOS 8.559106 (2002)

Yoel Levi/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for the Theater)
TELARC CD-80201 (1989)

Eduardo Mata/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance Symphony and Danzón Cubano)
EMI AMERICAN CLASSICS CLASSICS 95221 (2009)
(original CD release: EMI/ANGEL CDC 747606-2) (1986)

Eiji Oue/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Fanfare for the Common Man and Appalachian Spring: Suite)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR93 (2000)

Gerd Rubahn/Berlin Symphony Orchestra (pseudonymous performers)
ROYALE 1513 (LP) (1954)

Leonard Slatkin/NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
( + Rodeo - Four Dance Episodes and Bernstein: Candide Overture)
KING RECORDS (KICC 3032 (c. 2000)

Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for a Great City)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-60149-2 (1990)

Robert Tomaro/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McKinley: Boston Overture and Tomaro: The Bridge of Souls)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2085 (1999)


Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (1924)

Leonard Bernstein/E. Power Biggs (organ)/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 63155 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 7058/CBS 72643) (1968)

Andrew Litton/Wayne Marshall (organ)/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + The Red Pony and Music for the Theatre)
DELOS DE3221 (1998)

Leonard Slatkin/Simon Preston (organ)/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Dance Symphony and Orchestral Variations)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68292-2 (1996)

Leonard Slatkin/Simon Preston (organ)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Billy the Kid:Suite, El Salon Mexico and Danzón Cubano)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM98 (2000)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Paul Jacobs (organ)/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Ives: Concord Symphony)
AVIE SFS0038 (2011)

Daniel Tosi/Pierre Pincemaille (orgel)/Orchestre Perpignan Languedoc-Roussillon
( + J.Jongen: Symphonie Concertante)
SOLSTICE SOCD 198 (2002)


Dance Symphony (based on the ballet "Grogh") (1930)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.559359 (2008)

Enrique Bátiz/Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Danzón Cubano)
EMI AMERICAN CLASSICS CLASSICS 95221 (2009)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CDEMX 2147) (1989)

Aaron Copland/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, 2 Pieces for String Quartet, Music for the Theatre, Symphonic Ode, Statements and Piano Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SM2K 47232 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7223/CBS 72731) (1969)

Antal Doráti/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, Lincoln Portrait, Quiet City, Music for Movies, El Salon Mexico and 5 Old American Songs)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 44826-2 (2 CDs) (1996)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7547/LONDON LDR 71047) (1982)

David Epstein/MIT Symphony Orchestra
( + Ives: Holidays Symphony)
VOX 30371 00112 (1996)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT QTV-S 34670) (1976)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra and Orchestral Variations)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68292-2 (1996)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + H. Stevens: Symphony No. 1)
CRI S-129 (LP) (1959)



JOHN CORIGLIANO
(b. 1938)

Born in New York City into a musical family. He studied composition at Columbia University with Otto Luening and at the Manhattan School of Music with Vittorio Giannini and also had instruction frm Paul Creston. Before achieving success as a composer, he worked for CBS-TV as assistant to the producer on the Leonard Bernstein Young People's Concerts and other programs as well as a programmer for classical radio station WQXR. He has had a distinguished teaching career including positions at the Manhattan School of Music, Lehman College of the City University of New York and the Juilliard School of Music. His large output covers the genres of opera, film scores, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1988)

Daniel Barenboim/John Sharp (cello)/Stephen Hough (piano)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
ELATUS 092749011-2 (2002)
(original CD release: ERATO 2292-45601-2) (1991)

Leonard Slatkin/David Hardy and Glenn Garlick (cellos)/Lambert Orkis (piano)/National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
( + Of Rage and Remembrance)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68450-2 (1996)


Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra (2000)

John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Mannheim Rocket)
ONDINE ODE 1039 (2004)

Yuli Turovsky/I Musici de Montreal
( + The Red Violin: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 5035 (2005)


Symphony No. 3 for Large Wind Ensemble "Circus Maximus" (2004)

Jerry Junkin/University of Texas Wind Ensemble
( + Gazebo Dances)
NAXOS 8.559601 (2009)



RAMIRIO CORTÉS, JR.
(1933-1984)

Born in Dallas, Texas. He studied at the University of Denver, the University of Southern California and the Jullliard School of Music. As a result of a Charles Ives scholarship, he was also a student of Henry Cowell, Richard Donovan at Yale and Roger Sessions at Princeton. A Fulbright Fellowship enabled him to study with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome. He taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Southern California; and the University of Utah. He composed an operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works. His catalogue also includes (years uncertain) a Symphony in One Movement "Sinfonia Breve" (1953-8), Symphony No. II (1978), Symphony No. III for Large Orchestra (1956-7) and Symphony in Three Movements for Small Orchestra ( 1960-1).

Sinfonia Sacra (1953-54, rev. 1959)

Julius Hegyi/American Symphony Orchestra League Institute Orchestra
(couplings unknown)
AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE RECORDING PROJECT (private LP) (1960)



HENRY COWELL
(1897-1965)

Born in Menlo Park, California. From an early age, he studied the violin, mastered the piano. He studied with Charles Seeger, Chairman of the Music Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Seeger introduced him to the latest modernist compositional techniques from Europe and the United States. Cowell would go on to be one of Americas's most important modernist composers, who introduced compositional innovations that had wide-ranging influence. In addition to being a composer and music theorist, he made his mark as a pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario. His output as a composer was enormous and covered most genres. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1916-7), 2 "Anthropos" (Mankind) (1938), 3 "Gaelic Symphony" (1942), 6 (1951), 9 (1954), 12 (1955-6), 13 for Small Orchestra and 3 Indian Instruments "Madras Symphony" (1959), 14 (1960-1), 17 (1962-3), 18 (1964), 19 (1964) and 20 (1965).

Symphony No. 4 "Short Symphony" (1946)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
( + Piston: Symphony No. 3 and Loeffler: Poem for Orchestra)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 295 (2011)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 50078) (1956)

Symphony No. 5 (1948)

Dean Dixon/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Thompson: Sym. No. 2)
DESTO D 406/DST-6406e (LP) (1964)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-2) (1952)


Symphony No. 7 (1952)

William Strickland/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Ward: Adagio and Allegro and Jubilation)
MGM E 3084 (LP) (1956)


Symphony No. 8 for Chorus and Orchestra (1952)

Thor Johnson/Ohio High School Chorus and Orchestra
WILMINGTON COLLEGE 1 (non-commercial LP) (1953)


Symphony No. 10 for Chamber Orchestra (1953)

F. Charles Adler/Vienna Orchestral Society
( + Fiddler's Jig and Schoenberg: Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene)
UNICORN UNLA 1008 (LP) (1955)

Symphony No. 11 "Seven Rituals of Music" (1953-4)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
(+ Symphony No. 15, Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3 and Ongaku)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0003 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LOU 545-2) (1955)


Symphony No. 15 "Thesis" (1960)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
(+ Symphony No. 11, Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3 and Ongaku)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0003 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LOU 622) (1962)


Symphony No. 16 "Icelandic" (1962)

William Strickland/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Liefs: Iceand Overture and Iso´lfsson: Introduction and Passacaglia)
CRI 179 (LP) (1964)

Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra (1928)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Surinach: Melorhythmic Dramas)
LOUISVILLE S-681 (LP) (1968)

Michael Stern/Saabrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Concerto Piccolo for Piano and Orchestra, 4 Irish Tales for Piano and Orchestra, Irish Jig, Domnu, the Mother of Waters and 3 Legends)
COL LEGNO 20064 (2001)

 

PAUL CRESTON
(1906-1985)


Born in New York City (birth name: Giuseppe Guttivergi and then Guttoveggio). He studied piano with Giuseppe Randegger and Gaston Déthier and organ with Pietro Yon, but had no formal training in theory and composition. After a slow start as a composer, his works were widely performed for several decades. He taught at the New York College of Music and then at Washington State College in Ellensburg. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony No. 6 for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 118 (1981) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 20 (1940)

Theodore Kuchar/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.559034 (2000)

Symphony No. 2, Op. 35 (1944)

David Amos/Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Corinthians XIII and Walt Whitman)
KOCH 370362 H1 (1991)

Neeme Jarvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Ives: Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9390 (1995)

Theodore Kuchar/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
NAXOS 8.559034 (2000)

Howard Mitchell/National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C.
( + Symphony No. 3)
WESTMINSTER XWN 18456 (LP) (1953)

Pierre Monteux/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1956)
(included in collection: "New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Volume 1")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 9902 (10 CDs) (1999)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 48 "Three Mysteries" (1950)

Theodore Kuchar/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.559034 (2000)

Howard Mitchell/National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C.
( + Symphony No. 2)
WESTMINSTER XWN 18456 (LP) (1953)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Appalachian Spring and Symphonic Ode)
NAXOS 8.571203 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3114) (1992)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 52 (1951)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Janus)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 737 (2005)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 64 (1955)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Toccata and Choreographic Suite)
NAXOS 8.559153 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3127) (1994)


MICHAEL G. CUNNINGHAM
(b. 1937)

Born in Warren. Michigan.He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, a Master of Music from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Music from Indiana University. He taught theory and composition at universities in Michigan, California, Kansas and Indiana and is surrentlty teaching at the University of Wisconsin , Eau Claire. As a composer, he has created for nearly every medium, having composed over 160 works, with over 100 instrumental compositions, many for concert band. He has also composed a Symphonette (Symphony No .4), Op. 200 (1999).

Free Designs (Symphony No. 1), Op. 45 (1971)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Irish Symphony, Aedon and Symphonic Arias
NAVONA RECORDS NV5819 (2009)

Irish Symphony for String Orchestra (Symphony No. 2), Op. 48 (1972)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Free Designs, Aedon and Symphonic Arias
NAVONA RECORDS NV5819 (2009)

Aedon (Symphony No. 3) for CD and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 73 (1976)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Free Designs, Irish Symphony and Symphonic Arias
NAVONA RECORDS NV5819 (2009)

 

C(URTIS) CURTIS-SMITH
(b. 1941)


Born in Walla Walla, Wahington. After earlier piano studies at Whitman College in Washington and Northwestern University in Chicago, he studied composition with Kenneth Gaburo and Bruno Maderna at the the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. He taught at Western Michigan Universty at Kalamazoo while also appearing as a piano soloist with various orchestras. He has composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His other orchestral works include Symphony No. 2 "African Laughter" (1996)

Symphony (No. 1) "The Great American Symphony (GAS!)" (1981)

Dennis Russell Davies/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 12 Etudes for Piano)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 475 (2002)



ARTHUR CUSTER
(1923-1998)

Born in Manchester, Connecticut. After graduating with a degree in musical education from the University of Connecticut, he studied composition with Paul Pisk at the University of Redlands in California and then with Nadia Boulanger. He taught at Kansas Wesleyan University and the University of Omaha and then held administrative positions at several schools including the University of Rhode Island and the Philadelphia Music Academy. He also performed as a pianist and conductor. Most of his compositions are for small instrumental groups.

Symphony No. 1 "Sinfonia de Madrid" (1960-61)

Odón Alonso/Orquesta Filharmonica de Madrid
( + Colloquy and Concertino)
HELFFRICH RECORDING LABS (LP) (c. 1962)

 

SAM DAGHIGHIAN
(b. 1973)

Born in Pacific Heights, California, to Iranian parents. He was a student of Iranian composer Shardad Rohani. He completed his studies in Piano and Composition at California State University Northridge.He has composed works for piano, orchestral and various chamber ensembles.

Sinfonia (2007)

Robert Ian Winstin/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Masterworks off the New Era-Volume 14")
ERM MEDIA 6835 (3 CDs) (2009)



INGOLF DAHL
(1912-1970)


Born in Hamburg, Germany (birth name: Walter Ingolf Marcus). He studied with Philipp Jarnach at the Hochschule für Musik, Köln before leaving Germany as the Nazis rose to power. After a few years in Switzerland where he continued his studies at the University of Zürich with Volkmar Andreae and Walter Frey and worked at the Zurich Opera, he emigrated to the United States in 1939. There he had a varied musical career as a solo pianist, keyboard performer on piano and harpsichord, accompanist, conductor, coach, composer, and critic. He also worked in the entertainment industry and then joined the faculty of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he taught for the rest of his life. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His catalogue includes a Symphony Concertante two Clarinets and Orchestra (1952).

Sinfonietta for Concert Band (1961)

Harry Begian/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Barber: Commando March, Jager: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Band and Walton: Scapino Overture)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND Record No. 87 (LP) (c. 1974)

Michael J. Colburn/United States Marine Band
( + Persichetti: Masquerade, Mendelssohn: Overture in C, Benson: Leaves are Falling, Grainger: Hill Song No. 2 and M. Lindberg: Gran Duo)
UNITED STATES MARINE BAND USMB CD-22 (2006)

Eugene Corporon/Cincinnati Wind Symphony
( + Piston: Turnbridge Fair, Copland: Emblems and Maslanka: A Child's Garden of Dreams)
KLAVIER KCD 130 (1993)

Larry Curtis/California State University Long Beach Symphonic Band
( + Hanson: Laude, W. H. Hill: Sonitus Revelations, Schuman/Owen: Circus Overture, Sousa: Bullets and Bayonets)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 75-11 (LP) (1975)

Ingolf Dahl/University of Texas Symphonic Band
( + Schuller: Diptych and Smetana: Three Revolutionary Marches)
EDUCATIONAL RECORD REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL BP-116 (LP) (1969)

Donald DeRoche/DePaul University Wind Ensemble
( + Revueltas: Homanje a Frederico Garcia Lorca, Badings: Concerto for Flute and Wind Symphony Orchestra and Villa-Lobos: Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet and Wind Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 435 (2001)

Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Sparke: Celebration, Schoenberg: Fanfare on Motifs of Die Gurrelieder, Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody, Perle: Solemn Procession and Dello Joio: Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn)
KOSEI KOCD-3571

Donald Hunsberger/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Hartley: Sinfonia No. 4 and Persichetti: Masquerade)
DECCA (US) DL 710163 (LP) (1969)

Russel C. Mikkelson/Ohio State University Wind Symphony
J. Stevens: Jubilare!, Britten: Gloriana - The Courtly Dances, Whitacre: October and Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING 4855-MCD

Brenton Minor/California State University--Fullerton Wind Ensemble
( + Arnold: 4 Scottish Dances-Excerpts, J.S. Bach: Passacaglia, Copland: Emblems, Outdoor Overture, Gould: Symphony No. 4 - Epitaphs, Hindemith: Symphony in B Flat-Fugue, Hockett: Concertino for Cello and Winds and R.Strauss: Fanfare fur die Weiner Philharmoniker)
CUSTOM FIDELITY CFS-3541 (2 LPs) (1974)

William Revelli/University of Michigan Symphony Band
( + Giannini: Symphony No. 3, Gould: Symphony No. 4, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 4 and Nelhybel: Prelude and Fugue)
GOLDEN CREST CRS-4214 (3 LPs) (1981)

Thomas Verrier/vanderbilt Wind Symphony
( + Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Nash: Necrology, Turrin: Monologues and Frey: Euphonium)
VANDERBILT WIND SYMPHONY (promotional CD) (2007)




RICHARD DANIELPOUR
(b. 1956)

Born in New York City. He studied at Oberlin College and the New England Conservatoryof Music and later at the Juilliard School of Music where he received his musical doctorate. His primary composition professors at Juilliard were Vincent Persichetti and Peter Mennin. He also studied piano with Lorin Hollander, Veronica Jochum and Gabriel Chodos. He now teaches at the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. He has composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1984) and 2 for Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra "Visions" (1986).

Symphony No. 3 for Soprano and Orchestra "Journey Without Distance" (1989)

Gerard Schwarz/Faith Esham (soprano)/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + The Awakened Heart and First Light)
NAXOS 8.559712 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3118) (1992)


STEPHEN DANKNER
(b. 1944)


Born in Brooklyn, New York. His musical studies began at age 10 with the study of piano followed by his first composition at age 15. He then attended the New York College of Music where he studied composition with Vittorio Rieti and Paul Creston. He next went to Queens College where he received his Masters Degree and studied with composer Hugo Weisgall. His Doctorate was granted at The Juilliard School where he studied with Roger Sessions and received guidance from composer/teacher Vincent Persichetti. He then taught at a Brooklyn College and Williams College in Massachusetts. After relocating to New Orleans, Louisiana, he taught at Loyola University's College of Music and was also a teacher at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts for twenty-one years. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1970-1, withdrawn), 4 for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra "Psalm of Peace" (2000), 5 for Stage Band, Soprano, Baritone, Two Choruses and Orchestra "Odyssey of Faith" (2001), 6 (2002), 7 for for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra "Tree of Life" (2003), 8 (2005) and 9 (2008).

Symphony No. 2 for Saxophone Chamber Orchestra (1998)

Lawrence Gwodz/The Sax-Chamber Orcestra
( + Caravan: Jubilate!, Hartley: Music for 12 Saxophones, Shaut: Space Music, Taggert: Lament and Credo and Ives: Variations on America)
ROMEO RECORDS 7215 (2002)


Symphony No. 3 "Song of Solomon" (1999)

Klauspeter Seibel/Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and Hurricane)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 429 (2002)




MICHAEL DAUGHERTY
(b. 1954)


Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He studied composition at the University of North Texas, the Manhattan School of Music and computer music at Pierre Boulez's IRCAM in Paris. He received his doctorate from Yale University studying under, among others, Jacob Druckman, Earle Brown, Roger Reynolds, and Bernard Rands. Hin addition, he worked with jazz arranger Gil Evans in New York and pursued further studies with composer György Ligeti in Hamburg, Germany. He taught composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and then joined the faculty of the School of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was appointed Professor of Composition. He has composed an opera, orchestral, band, chamber and solo instrumental works.

"Metropolis Symphony" (Symphony No. 1) (1988-93)

Giancarlo Guerrero/Erik Gratton (flute)/Terrence Wilson (piano)/Ann Richards (flute and piccolo)/Nashville Symphony Orchestra
( + Deus ex Machina)
NAXOS 8.559635 (2009)

David Zinman/Herbert Greenberg (violin)/Emily Controulis and Mark Sparks (flutes)/ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Bizarro)
ARGO 452103-2 (1997)

"Motorcity Triptych" (Symphony No. 2) (2000)

Neeme Järvi/Randall Hawes, Michael Becker, Kenneth Thompkins (trombones)/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Fire and Blood and Raise the Roof)
NAXOS 8.559372 (2009)


" Philadelphia Stories" (Symphony No. 3) (2001)

Marin Alsop/Colorado Symphony Orchestra
( + UFO)
NAXOS 8.559165 (2004)



WILLIAM LEVI DAWSON
(1899-1990)

Born in Anniston, Alabama. After graduation from the Horner Institute of Fine Arts in Kansas City, Missouri where he studied with Carl Busch, he went on to the Chicago Musical College where he was taught by Felix Borowski. He completed his musical training at the American Conservatory of Music. He worked as a trombonist and then started his teaching career in the Kansas City public school system. This was followed by more than two decades at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Negro Folk Symphony (1934)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Ellington: The River: Suite, Harlem and Solitude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9909 (2001)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9226) (1994)

Leopold Stokowski/American Symphony Orchestra (including New York Philharmonic Scholarship Winners 1949-50)
( + Brahms: Serenade No. 1, Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass and Swanson: Night Music)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 000860902 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA (US) GOLD LABEL DL710077) (1962)



DAVID DEL TREDICI
(b. 1937)

Born in Cloverdale, California. After making his piano debut with the San Francisco Symphony at 17, he went on to receive a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.F.A. in 1964 from Princeton University where he studied with composers Earl Kim, Seymour Shifrin and Roger Sessions. He has taught at Harvard University, Boston University,The City College of New York and the Manhattan School of Music.He has composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His works are often based on literary subjects, particularly Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland."

An Alice Symphony for Amplified Soprano, Folk Group and Orchestra (1969)

Oliver Knussen/Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)/Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
NEW WORLD RECORDS/COMPOSERS RECORDINGS NWCR688 (1995)



NORMAN DELLO JOIO
(1913-2008)

Born in New York City. His father was an organist, pianist, singer, and vocal coach.and taught him the piano as a child. The, in his teens, he began studying organ with his godfather, the organist Pietro Yon. He attended the Juilliard Schoolof Music where he studied composition with Bernard Wagenaar while simultaneously working as an organist at St. Anne's Church in New York. He went on to study with Paul Hindemith at Tanglewood and Yale and was highly inflenced by his teacher's style and methods. For a time, he was regarded as one of America's leading composers. He taught at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, the Mannes College of Music in New York City, and was Professor of Music and Dean of the Fine and Applied Arts School of Boston University. He composed prolifically and his output included operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. He composed a Sinfonietta (1941) that was arranged as the ballet "Prairie" (1942).

The Triumph of Saint Joan Symphony (1951)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations, Chaconne and Finale and Barber: Adagio for Strings)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7243-2 (1995)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Homage to Haydn)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0019 (2004)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4161) (1952)



DAVID DIAMOND
(1915-2005)

Born in Rochester, New York. As a child, he was playing a violin borrowed from a family friend and composing original tunes in his own system of musical notation. He received his first formal training at the Cleveland Institute of Music and continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music in his hometown with Bernard Rogers for composition and Effie Knauss for violin. Afterwards, he went to New York on a scholarship from the New Music School and Dalcroze Institute, studying with Paul Boepple and Roger Sessions. He then spent two years in Paris where he studied with Nadia Boulanger. He composed steadily and, over the next two decades, important artists and organizations performed many of his works. A Fulbright Scholarship enabled him to teach the University of Rome and he settled In Italy for a number of years. On his return to America, he taught at the State University of New York, Buffalo and then became a Professor of Composition at the Juilliard School of Music. He composed works for the stage including several ballets as well as a large body of orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 6 (1951-4), 7 (1959), 9 for Baritone and Orchestra (1985), 10 for Organ and Orchestra (1989-2000) and 11 (1989-92). One movement of his Symphony No. 11 was recorded and issued on DELOS DE 3189 (1996).

Symphony No. 1 (1940)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and The Enormous Room)
NAXOS 8.559157 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3119) (1993)


Symphony No. 2 (1942-3)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.559154 (2004)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3093) (1990)


Symphony No. 3 (1945)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Psalm and Kaddish)
NAXOS 8.559155 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3103) (1991)


Symphony No. 4 (1945)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Harris: Symphony No. 3 and Thompson: Symphony No. 2)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60594 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6089) (1959)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559154 (2004)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3093) (1990)


Symphony No. 5 (1951-64)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Piano Concerto)
DERYCK WARING RECORDINGS (private LP) (1967)

Christopher Keene/Juilliard Orchestra
( + Babbitt: Relata I and Persichetti: Night Dances)
NEW WORLD NW 80396 (1991)

Symphony No. 8 (1958-60)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic Symphony-Orchestra (rec. 1961)
(included in collection: "Leonard Bernstein - Historic Broadcasts 1946-1961")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6048 (11 CDs) (2013)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Tom: Suite and The Sacred Ground)
NAXOS 8.559156 (2004)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3141) (1994)

 

MARCEL DICK
(1898-1991)

Born in Miskolc, Hungary. A child prodigy who made his debut on the violin at the age of six, he later attended the Royal Academy in Budapest where he studied composition with Zoltan Kodaly. He received his degree in violin and by age 19 had become a professor of music. After service in World War I, he became a member of the violin section of the Budapest Opera and the Budapest Philharmonic, and later was principal violist of the Vienna Symphony. He became a close friend of Arnold Schoenberg. The rise of the Nazis forced his emigration to America where he became principal violist of the Cleveland Orchestra and later became chairman of the Department of Graduate Theory and Composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He composed several dozen works in various genres including an unrecorded Symphony (for full orchestra) in 1948-50 as well as early Symphony No. 1.


Symphony for Strings (1964)

David Atherton/London Sinfonietta
( + D. Harris: Ludus and String Quartet)
CRI S-274 (LP) (1972)



ROBERT DI DOMENICA
(b. 1927)

Born in New York City. After earning a degree in music education at New York University, he studied composition with Wallingford Riegger and Joseph Schmid and flute with Harold Bennett. He was a flutist with several orchestras and then taught at and became an administrator at the New England Conservatory of Music. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1961)

James Levine/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carter: Variations for Orchestra, Wuorinen: Grand Bamboula and Sessions: Piano Concerto)
OEHMS CLASSICS OC 502 (2004)

Gunther Schuller/Radio Philharmonic of Hannover
( + Dream Journeys and Variations and Soliloquies)
GM RECORDINGS 2061 (1998)



ANTAL DÓRATI
(1906-1988)

Born in Budapest, Hungary. He entered the Franz Liszt Academy of Music at the age of 14 and studied there with Bela Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Leo Weiner. After graduation, he became a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera, where he made his conducting début. He went on to a distinguished conducting career both in Europe and America. He became an American citizen in 1947. His recorded legacy is second to none. His busy conducting career limited his output of compositions to a few dozen works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano pieces and songs.

Symphony No. 1 (1957)

Antal Dórati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Notturno and Capriccio)
MERCURY SR 90248 (LP) (1963)

Antal Dórati/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Symphony No. 2)
BIS CD-108 (1988)


Symphony No. 2 "Querela Pacis" (1968)

Antal Dórati/Stockholm Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 1)
BIS CD-108 (1988)

 

PAUL M. DOUGLAS
(1936-2010)

Born in Constantine, Algeria to American missionary parents. He began composing while completing his high school education in France. He then settled in the United States where he continued to develop as a composer through his undergraduate years in Missouri as well as his graduate studies in Hartford, Connecticut. He first taught at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and then went to Vancouver to assume the position of Full Professor at the University of British Columbia. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Symphony No. 1 "Helvetia" (1993)

František Preilser Jr./Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Ballade Niçoise for Chamber Orchestra and Violin Obbligato)
SKYLARK SKY 2001 (2001)


Symphony No. 2 "La Cévenole" (1998)

František Preilser Jr./Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Ballade Niçoise for Chamber Orchestra and Violin Obbligato)
SKYLARK SKY 2001 (2001)



JOHN DUFFY
(b. 1926)


Born in Bronx, New York. He studied composition with Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Luigi Dallapiccola, Solomon Rosowsky, and Herbert Zipper. In his twenties, he was appointed to the post of music director, composer and conductor of Shakespeare under the Stars. This would be the first of a series of similar theatrical and later television posts. He composed a large amount of music for the theater and television, but also composed a number of concert works on commission.

Symphony No. 1 "Utah" (1988-9)

Joseph Silverstein/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Heritage Fanfare and Chorale, Heritage Symphonic Dances and Heritage Suite for Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 304 (1999)

Zdenek Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + A Time for Remembrance: a Peace Cantata, Three Jewish Portraits and Freedom Overture)
KOSS KC-1022 (1994)

 

CECIL EFFINGER
(1914-1990)

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had studied harmony and counterpoint with Frederick Boothroyd before going to Paris in 1939 to study composition with Nadia Boulanger. He was first oboe in the orchestras of Colorado Springs and Denver and taught at the Colorado College before the Second World War. After the war, he resumed his position at the Colorado College and was then appointed professor of composition at the University of Colorado in Boulder later becoming the head of the composition department. He composed stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His orchestral catalogue also includes Symphonies Nos. 1 (1946), 2 (1947), 3 (1952), 4 (1954) and 5 (1958),
Little Symphony No. 2 (1958) and Symphony Concertante for Harp, Piano and Orchestra (1954).

Little Symphony No. 1, Op. 31 (1945)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Harris: Symphony No. 11, Moore: Symphony No. 2 and Gould: Cowboy Rhapsody)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1042 (2008)

Zoltan Rozsnyai/Columbia Symphony Orchestra
( + Imbrie: Violin Concerto)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6597 (LP) (1964)

 

(EDWARD KENNEDY) DUKE ELLINGTON
(1899-1974)

Symphony in Black, a Rhapsody of Negro Life (from film score, 1935)

Born in Washington, D.C. From his youth, he worked as a jazz pianist and later organized his own band. He became one of America's leading representatives of popular jazz music, playing, conducting and composing an enormous body of music, much of which is still performed today.

Gunther Schuller/Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble
( + Songs)
SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION N 024 (LP) (1981)




MARK ENGEBRETSON
(b. 1964)


Born in California and raised in Alexandria, Minnesota. He studied at Northwestern University, the University of Minnesota and the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. His teachers have included Frederick Hemke, Jean-Marie Londeix for saxophone, M. William Karlins, Pauline Oliveros, Marta Ptaszynska, Michael Pisaro and Jay Alan Yim. He has taught at several schools and is currently Associate Professor of Composition and Electronic Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and director of that school's Electronic Music Studio. In addition to composing, he is also a saxophonist. He has composed works for wind instruments as well as computer music.

Symphony for Winds (2003-6)

Paula Holcomb/SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble
( + Hidas: Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Wind Band, Mayuzumi:
Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra, Sapieyevsky: Trumpet Concerto and Boelter: Mountains and Mesas)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1252 (2011)



DONALD ERB
(1927-2008)


Born in Youngstown, Ohio. He gained early recognition as a trumpet player for a local dance band, and following service in World War II, he continued his career as a jazz trumpeter. He then studied composition at Kent State Uninversity with Harold Miles and Kenneth Gaburo, the Cleveland Institute of Music with Marcel Dick and at the University of Indiana, Bloomington where he studied composition with Bernard Heiden. He also studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He taught at several schools including the Cleveland Institute of Music and at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. He composed a large catalogue of orchestral, band, chamber, vocal and electronic works.


Symphony of Overtures (1963-4)

Donald Johanos/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + The Seventh Trumpet and Percussion Concerto)
TURNABOUT TV-S 34433 (LP) (1970)


Symphony for Winds (1989)

Gary Ciepluch/University Circle Wind Ensemble
( + Drawing Down the Moon and And Then Toward the End)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80457-2 (1984)

Robert Levy/Lawrence University Wind Ensemble
( + Hodkinson: Cortege - Dirge Canons, Harbison: Music for Eighteen Winds, Bassett: Lullaby / Leslie Bassett and Schuller: On Winged Flight)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDINGS MCC-1302 (1993)

 

ERIC EWAZEN
(b. 1954)
Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied composition under Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, and Eugene Kurtz at the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School of Music. He has been on the faculty of The Juilliard School and has been a lecturer for the New York Philharmonic's Musical Encounters Series. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His catalogue also contains a Sinfonia for String Orchestra (2001) and Chamber Symphony (1985).

Paul Polivnick/Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Classical Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra, Ballade for Clarinet, Harp and String Orchestra and Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 477 (2002)


Symphony for Percussion (2008)

Brian A. West/TCU Percussion Ensemble
( + D. Hall: Escape Velocity, Souza: Oferandas No. 3, Helble: Prelude and Rondo Alla Marcia, Meyn: ZZZing, Tyson: A Ceiling Full of Stars and Rice: I Ching)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1159 (2011)

 

HAROLD FARBERMAN
(b. 1929)


Born in New York City. He studied percussion at the Juilliard School of Music and composition at the New England Conservatory and at Tanglewood with Aaron Copland. He then joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a percussionist. He had a busy career as a conductor and teacher of conducting. He founded the Conductors Guild and is founder and director of the Conductor's Institute, a summer conducting program initiated at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut, and now located at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1957)

Harold Farberman/Rousse Philharmonic
( + Elegy for String Orchestra, The Great American Cowboy Suite, War Cry on a Prayer Feather and The Little Boy {Or Girl} and the Tree Branch)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 497 (2002)



PETER FARMER
(b. 1941)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts. At age eighteen he attended the Lenox School of Jazz in Lenox, Massachusetts and then began a career as a jazz trumpeter before switching to the saxophone. He then went from improvisational jazz into composition, studying at the Boston Conservatory under Avram David. He had previously attended the Ferienkurze fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany. He then attended the University of Michigan where he received his M.M. in composition and was taught by William Albright, William Bolcom, George Wilson, and Leslie Bassett. He then received his doctorate in composition from that school and since then has taught music theory at Berklee College of Music and theory at Lowell State University. He has composed orchestral and chamber works. He has thus far also written Symphonies Nos. 2 (1998, rev. 2009), 4 (2006), 5 (2006) and 6 (2008)..

Symphony No. 1 (1996)

Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concertino for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra, Post: Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra and Divertimento for Reed Trio.
MMC RECORDINGS 2125 (2004


Symphony No. 3 (2000)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
SPITFIRE RECORDS (USA) 369340 (2010)

 

RICHARD FELCIANO
(b. 1930)


Born in Santa Rosa, California. He studied composition with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in Oakland, California, and then at the Paris Conservatory. He also studied privately with Luigi Dallapiccola in Florence. As a student, he was a singer of liturgical music and this experience was an important element in his future compositional output. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley. His catalogue includes an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and electronic works.

Symphony for Strings (1993)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Hailstork: Sonata da Chiesa, Gemrot: American Overture and Baker: Images of Childhood)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 499 (2002)



IRVING FINE
(1914-1962)


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied piano, and received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Harvard University where he was a composition pupil of Walter Piston. He also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger at the Fontainebleau School of Music in Paris and at Radcliffe College. In addition, he was a conducting pupil of Serge Koussevitzky and served as pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He taught music theory at Harvard and conducted its Glee Club and became a close associate of Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. Afterwards, he taught at Brandeis University and also taught composition at the Tanglewood Music Festival. He composed orchestral, chamber and choral works.

Symphony (1962)

Irving Fine/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Serious Song and Toccata Concertante)
PHOENIX USA PHD 106 (1995)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LSC 2829) (1966)

Joel Spiegelman/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1993)
( + Blue Towers, Toccata Concertante, Music for Piano and Diversions)
DELOS DE 3139 (2001)

 

ROSS LEE FINNEY
(1906-1997)

Born in Wells, Minnesota. He first studied at University of Minnesota with Donal Ferguson and then went to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger. Composition studies continued at Harvard University with Edward Burlingame Hill and also privately with Roger Sessions. Finney taught at various schools before taking a long-term post as professor of composition at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. Among his unrecorded orchestral works are a Symphony No. 4 (1972) and Symphonie Concertante (1967).

Symphony No. 1 "Comminiqué´ 1943" (1942)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Pinkham: Symphony No. 2)
LOUISVILLE LOU 652 (LP) (1965)


Symphony No. 2 (1958)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + I. Hamilton: Scottish Dances)
LOUISVILLE LOU 625 (LP) (1962)


Symphony No. 3 (1960)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Revueltas: Ventanas and L. Klein: Musique a` Go-Go)
LOUISVILLE LS 672 (LP) (1967)



NICOLAS FLAGELLO
(1928-1994)


Born in New York City into a highly musical family. A child prodigy, he began composing and performing publicly as a pianist before the age of ten. He then began a long apprenticeship with Vittorio Giannini. His study continued at the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees and then joined the faculty where he remained for many years and also taught for a time at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. On a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Rome, he earned the Diploma di Studi Superiori at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia where his composition teacher was Ildebrando Pizzetti. He composed prolifically in most genres from opera to solo songs and instrumental pieces.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 53 (1964-6, rev. 1968)


David Amos/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sea Cliffs, Piper of Hamlin: Intermezzo and Tema, Variazioni e Fuga)
NAXOS 8.559148 (2003)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 63 "Symphony of the Winds" (1970)

David Bertman/University of Houston Wind Ensemble
( + Concerto Sinfonico, Valse Noire, Odyssey and Rosner: Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8.573060 (2013)

Nicolas Flagello/Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
( + The Land, Serenata and Symphonic Waltzes)
CITADEL CTD-88115 (1995)
(original LP release: GRENADILLA RECORDS GS 1016) (1979)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind Ensemble
( + Bernstein: Prologue from "West Side Story," Blon: Watch on the Rhine, Leemans: March of the Belgian Paratroopers, Mais: Fantasy on Jewish Tunes and Sousa: Under the Spanish Flag)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE 23 (LP) (1981)



ALDO RAFAEL FORTE
(b. 1953)

Born in Havana, Cuba, Forte came to the United States at the age of nine. He studied composition with Ross Lee Finney, William Presser and Robert Jager. He holds music degrees from Tennessee Technological University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently a composer and arranger with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia as well as Adjunct Professor of Composition at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He has composed a variety of works for orchestra, band and chamber groups.

Symphony for the Millennium (2000)

John Culverhouse/University of Georgia Wind Symphony
( + Gillingham: New Century Dawn, Cichy: First Flights, Grantham: J'ai Été au Bal and Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy)
SUMMIT RECORDS 281 (2001)



JOHAN FRANCO
(1908-1988)

Born in Zaandam, The Netherlands. He studied composition with Willem Pijper at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Rotterdam Philharmonic successfully premiered his Symphony No. 1. He went to the United States in 1934 and remained there for the rest of his life. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal music, including 5 Symphonies, a Violin Concerto and a Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1933), 2 (1939), 3 (1940) and 4 (1950).

Symphony No. 5 "The Cosmos" (1958)

Henri Arends/North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + V. Fine: Concertante)
COMPOSERS RECORDINGS CRI 135 (LP) (1960)



THOMAS FREDRICKSON
(b. 1928)

Born in Kane, Pennsylvania. He studied composition at Ohio State University and with Burrill Phillips at the University of Illinois, where he joined the music faculty and later directed its School of Music. Among his other works are a Sinfonia II (c. 1970s), various chamber pieces, and jazz arrangements.

Sinfonia Concertante for Orchestra (1957)

Bernard Goodman/University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra
( + Bassett: 5 Pieces for String Quartet, Krenek: 5 Prayers Over the Pater Noster for Women's Chorus, and Maderna: 3 Greek Lyrics for Soprano, Mixed Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF MUSIC CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE CRS 7 (LP) (1960)

 

GREGORY FRITZE
(b. 1954)

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He received his B.M. from the Boston Conservatory of Music where he studied composition with John Adams and tuba with Chester Roberts and then earned his M.M. from Indiana University where he studied composition with Thomas Beversdorf, John Eaton and Fred Fox as well as tuba with Harvey Phillips. He performed as a tubaa player with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble and the Colonial Tuba Quartet. He has served as a faculty member at the Berklee College of Music since 1979 and has also conducted of the Berklle Concert Wind Ensemble. He has composed orchestral, band and solo instrumental works.

Sinfonia da Valencia for Symphonic Band (1997)

Fernando Bonete Piqueras/Centro Instructivo Musical La Armonica
( + Concertino for Euphonium, An American in Valencia, Festival Overture, Jupiter Effect and La Playa de Wólaston)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDINGS MK 3816 (2001)



WILLIAM HENRY FRY
(1813-1864)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He taught himself to play the piano and was encouraged to study theory and composition with Leopold Meignen, a former Paris Conservatory pupil. He then began to compose steadily. He later was appointed music editor of the New York Tribune in 1852 and was a steadfast promoter of music and performers "Made in America." He composed operas and orchestral works including three other symphonies (none of which are extant): The Breaking Heart (1852), A Day in the Country (c.1853) and Childe Harold (1854).

Santa Claus "Christmas Symphony" (1853)

Tony Rowe/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Niagara Symphony, Macbeth: Overture and The Breaking Heart)
NAXOS 8.559057 (2001)


Niagara Symphony (1854)

Tony Rowe/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Santa Claus Symphony, Macbeth: Overture and The Breaking Heart)
NAXOS 8.559057 (2001)



ERIC FUNK
(b. 1949)

Born in Deer Lodge, Montana. He studied composition with Tomaš Svoboda, Sandor Veress, and Krzysztof Penderecki and had some composition guidance from Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He is currently on the faculty at Montana State University where he teaches composition and orchestration. He has also served as the music director and conductor of the Helena (Montana) Symphony Orchestra and was co-founder and conductor of the Gallatin Chamber Orchestra in Bozeman, Montana. He has composed a large body music in many genres including opera and ballet, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 6, Op 88 "Apocalypse-Phoenix Rising", 7, Op 108 "Time", 8, Op 108 "And Humankind Departed" and 9, Op 111 "Time Bridge to Beyond Time" (dates unknown but all probably from 2000s)

Symphony No.1 "Emily" (1978)

Vladimír Válek/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto, Cello Concerto and Lidice)
MMC RECORDINGS 2033 (1996)


Symphony No.2 "Montana" (1991)

Terje Mikkelson/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Rhyader: Music for the Ballet and Concerto for Piano and Orchestra)
BIG SKY MANAGEMENT (private CD) (2001)


Symphony No. 3 for Clarinet and Orchestra "Hradcany" (1995)

Vladimír Válek/Anna Maria Baeza (clarinet)/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
MMC RECORDINGS 2076 (1999)


Symphony No. 4 for Contralto and Orchestra, Op. 75 "This Eventide Seems Split" (1996)

Jerzy Swoboda/Judith Stabler (contralto)/Warsaw National Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3)
MMC RECORDINGS 2076 (1999)


Symphony No. 5 for Tenor, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 77 "Dante Ascending" (1998)

Terje Mikkelson/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
BIG SKY MANAGEMENT (private CD) (2001)



CHARLES FUSSELL
(b. 1938)

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After studying piano in his hometoe, he attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he worked with Thomas Canning, Wayne Barlow and Bernard Rogers and also studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin where he worked with Boris Blacher. While in Germany, he also attended the Bayreuth Masterclasses of Frideland Wagner. He has served on the faculty of Boston University where he taught composition and theory and also taught at Rutgers University as well as other schools. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in One Movement (1963), 2 for Soprano and Orchestra (1964-7) and 3 for Chorus and Orchestra "Landscapes" (1978-81).

Symphony No. 4 for Baritone and Orchestra "Wilde" (1991)

Gil Rose/Sanford Sylvan (baritone)/Boston Modern Orchestra Project
( + High Bridge: Prelude)
Boston Modern Orchestra Project BMOP/SOUND 1005 (2008)


Symphony No. 5 "In Memory of Virgil Thomson" (1994-5)


James Yannatos/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Yannatos: Symphony No. 5 and Wyner: Prologue and Narrative for Cello and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 516 (2002)

 

DAVID GAINES
(b. 1961)


Born in Stamford, Connecticut. He studied at Northwestern University in Chicago, American University in Washington D.C. and at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he earned a doctorate in composition. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber and choral works. His catalogue includes Symphony No. 2 for Narrator and Symphonic Band "The Lion of Panjshir" (2002-4).

Symphony No. 1 for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra "Esperanto" (1994-8)

VÌt Micka/Kimball Wheeler (mezzo)/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Euphonium Concerto)
MMC RECORDINGS 2113 (2002)



NANCY GALBRAITH
(b. 1951)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began playing piano at the age of four and studied music at Ohio University, West Virginia University and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where she now teaches composition and music theory. She has composed orchestral, band, chamber, piano, organ, vocal and electroacoustic works. Her catalogue includes a Chamber Symphony No. 1 (2004).

Wind Symphony No. 1 (1996)

Denis Colwell/Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
( + Atacama Sonata for Flute and Piano, Inquiet Spirits for String Quartet, Piano Sonata No. 1 and 2 Danzas Latinas for Small Orchestra)
ALBANY TROY 556 (2002)



JACK GALLAGHER
(b. 1947)


Born in New York City. He studied analysis and orchestration at Hofstra University with Elie Siegmeister with whom he then studied composition and counterpoint privately. Afterwards, he studied analysis and composition with Robert Palmer and Burrill Phillips at Cornell University where he earned his MFA and DMA. He also attended seminars with Karel Husa, Thea Musgrave and Ned Rorem as well as masterclasses with Aaron Copland and George Crumb. He has taught composition, orchestration and other subjects at the College of Wooster in Ohio. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works.

Symphony in One Movement "Threnody" (1991)

JoAnn Falletta/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Diversions Overture and Berceuse)
NAXOS 8.559652 (2010)

Szymon Kawalla/Koszalin State Philharmonic
( + Pelinka: Sinfonietta con Corale, Ocker: Eclogue, Wolking: A Luta Continua and Eyser: Anacron)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3028 (1998)


Sinfonietta (1990, rev. 2007)


JoAnn Falletta/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony, Diversions Overture and Berceuse)
NAXOS 8.559652 (2010)



CRAWFORD GATES
(b. 1921)

Born in San Francisco, California. He studied at San Jose State University, Brigham Young University and then received his musical doctorate PhD from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He studied composition with Howard Hanson, Ernst Toch and with Leroy Robertson. He also studied conducting with Eleazar de Carvalho at Tanglewood and Hans Swarowsky of the Vienna State Opera. He was a member of the Music Faculty at Brigham Young and then was a Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Beloit College (Wisconsin). As conductor, he led the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra for 34 years was the Music Director of Quincy Symphony and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. He has composed over 800 works in various genres many of which reflect his Mormon heritage.

Symphony No. 2 "Scenes from the Book of Mormon" (1957)

Crawford Gates/Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir/Utah Symphony Orchestra
LIVING LIBRARY RECORDS V12980 (LP) (1960s?)



STEVEN R. GERBER
(b. 1948)

Born in Washington, D.C. He received degrees from Haverford College and from Princeton University where his composition teachers included Robert Parris, J. K. Randall, Earl Kim, and Milton Babbitt. He has composed orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. He wrote a Symphony No. 2 "Elegies and Fanfares" in 2004.

Symphony No. 1 (1989)

Thomas Sanderling/Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto, Triple Overture for Piano Trio and Orchestra and Dirge and Awakening for Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9831 (2000)



VITTORIO GIANNINI
(1903-1966)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began as a violinist under the tutelage of his mother and then, at the age of 10, went to study violin and composition at the Milan Conservatory. He did his graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music with Rubin Goldmark for composition and Hans Letz for violin. After further study in Rome, he returned to Juilliard to teach composition,orchestration and theory. Afterwards, he moved on to moving on to the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.His large output of compositions included operas as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1"Sinfonia" (1950) and 5 (1965) and an earlier unumbered Symphony "In Memoriam Theodore Roosevelt" (1935).

Symphony No. 2 (1955)

Donald E. McCathern/American Youth Symphony
( + Bernstein: CandideOverture, Paterson: Overture to a "Mischievous Child" and a cappella pieces)
MARK EDUCATIONAL RECORDINGS MES 35875 (LP) (1970)

George C. Wilson/National High School Orchestra
( + Hanson: Symphony No. 2)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC 1957-20 (LP) (1957)


Symphony No. 3 for Symphonic Band (1958)

Tom Bennett/University of Houston Wind Ensemble
( + Praeludium and Allegro, Fantasia, Dedication Overture and Variations and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.570130 (2006)

Frederick Fennell/Dallas Wind Symphony
( + Nelhybel: Trittico, Albeniz: Iberia-Feast Day in Seville, Dello Joio: Variants on a Mediaeval Tune and Grieg: Funeral
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-52 (1993)

Thomas Harris/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Beveridge: Sinfonia Concertante and Hanson: Laude)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND No. 97 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1971)
(commercial LP reissue: MARK MC-20011) (1980)

Mark Hindsley/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Bennet: Basswood, Cavallini: Adagio-Trantella, Sousa: King Cotton, Wagner: Tannhauser Overture and Young: Saper Patrol)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND No. 33 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1966)

W.J. Julian/University of Tennessee Concert Band
( + Glovinsky: Sinfonietta and Van Vactor: Etudes for Winds and Percussion)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 69-1 (LP) (1969)

Dennis M. Layendecker/United States Air Force Concert Band
( + R. Nixon: Fiesta del Pacifico, R. Nelson: Aspen Jubilee, Ticheli:Shenandoah, R.R. Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances and Schuman: American Hymn)
U.S. AIR FORCE BAND BOL-0501 (non-commercial CD) (2005)

Thomas O'Neal/University of Missouri Wind Ensemble
( + Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy, Grafulla: Seventh Regiment Quick-Step and J.S. Bach: Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 4898 (2003)

William Revelli/University of Michigan Symphonic Band
( + Cowell: Shoonthreee and Persichetti: Symphony No. 6)
EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL-112 (LP) (1968)

William Revelli/University of Michigan Symphonic Band
( + Dahl: Sinfonietta, Gould: Symphony No. 4, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 4, and Nelhybel: Prelude and Fugue)
GOLDEN CREST CRS-4214 (3 LPs) (1981)

A. Clyde Roller/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Hovhaness: Symphony No. 4 and Gould: Symphony No. 4 )
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434320-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90366) (1964)


Symphony No. 4 (1960)

Daniel Spalding/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.559352 (2009)



MIRIAM GIDEON
(1906-1996)

Born in Greeley, Colorado. She studied organ with Henry Gideon and piano with Hans Barth in New York and Felix Fox in Boston. She studied musicology at Columbia University and composition at the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, she studied harmony, counterpoint and composition with Lazare Saminsky and composition with Roger Sessions. In New York City, she taught at Brooklyn College, City College, the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the Manhattan School of Music. She composed operas, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works.

Symphonia Brevis (Two Movements for Orchestra) (1953)

Robert Black/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + McKinley: Boston Overture, Black: Underground Judges, Koykkar: Composite, Warshauer: Revelation, Hampton: Three Minute Waltz and Renz: Symphonic Poem)
MMC RECORDINGS 2008 (1994)

Jacques Monod/Zurich Radio Orchestra
( + Pisk:. Passacaglia, P.Schwartz: Concertino and C.Mills: Prologue and Dithyramb)
CRI 128 (LP) (1959)

 

DAVID GILLINGHAM
(b. 1947)

Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in instrumental music Education from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and a PhD in music theory and composition from Michigan State University. He currently serves as professor of music theory and composition at Central Michigan University. He has composed in several genres but specializes in works for symphonic band.

Symphony (No. 1) for Band "Apocolyptic Dreams" (1995)

John Bell/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
( + Miaskovsky: Symphony No. 19 and Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible - Suite)
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EDWARDSVILLE (private CD)

Symphony No. 2 for Band "Genesis" (2008)

John Bell/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
( + Mackey: Kingfisher's Catch Fire, Maslanka: Give Us This Day and Archer: Symphony No.2)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-7643 (2009)

Dennis Fisher/UNT Symphonic Band
( + Kennan: Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble, Yurko: After Sunset, Bernstein: Suite from "Mass")
KLAVIER K 11186 (2011)



DON GILLIS
(1912-1978)

Born in Cameron, Missouri. He studied at Texas Christian University where he played the trombone and acted as assistant director of the university band. He then got his masters degree from North Texas State University. He became production director for a local radio station before moving to NBC where he became producer for the NBC Symphony Orchestra during the conductorship of Arturo Toscanini. He held several teaching posts, including chairman of the music department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He also helped to found the short-lived Symphony of the Air, the successor orchestra to the NBC Symphony after Toscanini's death. He was a prolific composer of orchestral works but also wrote operas, chamber and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 "An American Symphony" (1939-40)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 ½)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 888 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 "A Symphony of Faith" (1940)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 ½)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 888 (2006)


Symphony No. 3 "A Symphony of Free Men" (1940-1)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony X and Tulsa)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 933 (2007)


Symphony No. 4 "The Pioneers"
(1943)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 729 (2004)


Symphony No. 5 "In Memoriam" (1944-5)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony 6 and Paul Bunyan: An Overture to a Legend)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 763 (2005)


Symphony No. 5 ½ "A Symphony for Fun" (1945-6)

Ronald Corp/New London Orchestra
( + Sousa: Washington Post, Gould: Pavane , Mills: Whistling Rufus, Arndt: Nola, Pryor: Whister and his Dog, Anderson: Belle of the Ball, Plink Plank Plunk, trad.: Arkansas Traveller, Bratton: The Teddy Bears' Picnic, Friml: Chanson 'In Love', Scott: The Toy Trumpet, Gershwin: Promenade, Herbert: March of the Toys, Rose: Holiday for Strings Nevin: Narcissus and Rodgers: Carousel Waltz)
HYPERION CDA67067 (1998)

Don Gillis/New Symphony Orchestra of London
( + Symphony No. 7, The Man Who Invented Music, Portrait of a Frontier Town and The Alamo)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDLK 4163 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: LONDON LPS 177/DECCA LM 4510) (1950)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 888 (2006)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony X, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shindig Ballet)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 391 (2000)


Symphony No. 6 "Mid-Century USA" (1947)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony 5 and Paul Bunyan: An Overture to a Legend)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 763 (2005)


Symphony No. 7 "Saga of a Prairie School" (1948)

Don Gillis/New Symphony Orchestra of London
( + Symphony No. 5 ½, The Man Who Invented Music, Portrait of a Frontier Town and The Alamo)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDLK 4163 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: LONDON LPS 175) (1950)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Portrait of a Frontier Town and The Alamo)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 833 (2006)


Symphony No. 8 "A Dance Symphony" (1950)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Star-Spangled Symphony and Amarillo)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 618 (2003)


(Symphony No. 9) "Star-Spangled Symphony" (1951)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony No. 8 and Amarillo)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 618 (2003)


Symphony X "The Big D" (1967)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony No. 3 and Tulsa)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 933 (2007)

Samuel Loboda/U. S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"
( + Berlioz: Corsair Overture, Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Creston: Jubilee, Gomes: Overture from "Il Guarany," and Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 - Finale)
SILVER CREST ABA 72-5 (LP) (1972)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 ½, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shindig Ballet)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 391 (2000)

 

CAESAR GIOVANNINI
(b. 1925)

Born in Chicago, Illinois.He studied at the Chicago Conservatory where he received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He was a pianist in the United States Navy Band in Washington D.C. before joining the NBC Radio Network in Chicago as a staff pianist followed by a similar post at ABC in Chicago. He has composed both classical and popular music.

Symphony in One Movement (arr. W. Robinson) (c. 1970)

Eldon Hepner/Bay View High School Symphonic Band, Milwaukee
( + Chance: Incantation and Dance, Gould: Symphony for Band - Excerpt, Hennagin: Jubilee, Kroeger: Variations on a Hymn by William Billings, Nixon: Centennial Fanfare March, Richens: Chicano and Tatgenhorst: Tanglewood Overture for Band)
SILVER CREST MID 72-12 (2 LPs) (1972)



JULIE GIROUX
(b. 1961)

Born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. In in Los Angeles, studied with several composers and orchestrators including Bill Conti, Jack Eskew and Greg McRitchie. She went to a career as a bandmaster, arranger and composer. Her works are generally for concert band and wind ensemblesbut also symphony orchestras (including chorus) and chamber music as well as music for television shows. Her other Symphonies for band are entitled Culloden, No Finer Calling and Space Symphony.

A Symphony of Fables for Symphonic Band

Kazuhiko Komatsu/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + Taruya:A Golden Apple of Hesperides, Graham: In Leaue with Extraordinary Gentlemen, Concerto for Euphonium, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Van der Roost: Jupiter,
FONTEC FOCD9396 (2008)

 



PHILIP GLASS
(b. 1937)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the Peabody Conservatory as a flute student when he was a child and later studied composition with Vincent Persichetti and the Juilliard School of music. This was followed by a fellowship that sent him to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger as well as a meeting with Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist, that would have a profound effect on his musical style. He became one of America's most well-known composers, producing an enormous amount of music in various genres and ever-evolving styles from operas and film scores to orchestral and chamber works.

Symphony No. 1 "Low" (1992)

Dennis Russell Davies/Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
POINT MUSIC 438150 (1993)


Symphony No. 2 (1994)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.559202 (2004)

Dennis Russell Davies/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Orphée: Interlude and Concerto for Saxophone Quartet)
NONESUCH 79496-2 (1998)


Symphony No. 3 (1995)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559202 (2004)

Dennis Russell Davies/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
( + The Civil Wars: Interludes,The Light and The Voyage: Mechanical Ballet)
NONESUCH 79496-2 (1998)

Anne Manson/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + The Hours)
ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OMM 0086 (2013)

Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" (1996)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + The Light)
NAXOS 8.559325 (2007)

Symphony No. 5 for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra "Choral" (1999)

Dennis Russell DaviesAna Maria Martinez (soprano)/Denyce Graves (mezzo)/Michael Schade (tenor)/
Eric Owens (baritone)/Albert Dohmen (bass baritone)/Hungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus/Morgan State University Choir/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
NONESUCH 79618-2 (2 CDs) (2000)


Symphony No. 6 for Soprano and Orchestra "Plutonium Ode" (2002)

Dennis Russell Davies/Lauren Flanigan (soprano)/Linz Bruckner Orchester
ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OMM0020 (2 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 7 "A Toltec Symphony" (2003)


Dennis Russell Davies/Linz Bruckner Orchester
ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OMM0061 (2010)


Symphony No. 8 (2005)

Dennis Russell Davies/Linz Bruckner Orchester
ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OMM0028 (2006)


Symphony No. 9 (2012)

Dennis Russell Davies/Linz Bruckner Orchester
ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OMM0081 (2012)



BEN GLOVINSKY
(b. 1942)

Born in University City, Missouri. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is an oboist and retired professor of music, having taught at California State University, Sacramento.

Sinfonietta for Band (1969)

W. J. Julian/University of Tennessee Concert Band
( + Giannini: Symphony No. 3 and Van Vactor: Etudes for Winds and Percussion)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 69-1 (LP) (1969)



ROGER GOEB
(1914-1997)


Born in Cherokee, Iowa. He studied piano, trumpet, French horn, viola, violin, and woodwind instruments from an early age. He then earned his living playing in jazz bands before going to Paris to study composition at the École Normale de Musique with Nadia Boulanger. After returning to the United States, he studied composition privately with Otto Luening and then did graduate work at New York University and then with Herbert Elwell at the Cleveland Institute where he earned a Master of Music degree. He then received a PhD at the University of Iowa with his Symphony No. 2 as a dissertation. He then taught at Bard College, the Juilliard School, Stanford University, and Adelphi College. He composed orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1941, withdrawn), 2 (1945), 5 (1981) and 6 (1987) as well as Sinfonias Nos. 1 (1957) and 2 (1962).

Symphony No. 3 (1951)

Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchesta
( + B. Weber: Symphony and Cowell: Persian Set)
CITADEL CTD 88123 (1997)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM-1727) (1953)


Symphony No. 4 (1953)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Keller: Symphony No. 3 and Siegmeister: Symphony No. 3)
CITADEL CTD 88121 (1997)
(original LP release: CRI 167) (1963)



JEROME D. GOODMAN
(b. 1933)


Born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a teenage cello prodigy who played at Tanglewood under Serge Koussevitzky and at Hancock, Maine, as a soloist under Pierre Monteux. He studied composition at Swathmore and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued to study composition at the Juilliard School of Music. He became a psychiatrist, but his love of music remained strong and he continued to compose.

Symphony No. 2 (1994)

Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + George: Introduction and Allegro, Bokhour: Angel Butcher by Ray Bokhour and Griebling: Symphony in F sharp major - 3rd Movement)
MMC RECORDINGS 2027 (1996)



LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK
(1829-1869)


Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He played the piano from an early age and was soon recognized as a wunderkind. At the age of 13, his father sent him to Europe for classical training. He was rejected by the Paris Conservatory, but studied piano with Charles Halle and Camille Stamaty as well as harmony with Pierre Maleden and later studied composition with Hector Berlioz. He became an internationally famous touring pianist. He was a prolific composer of mostly bravura piano works that enjoyed great popularity.

Symphony (No. 1) (Symphonie Romantique) "La Nuit des Tropiques" (1858-9)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The Complete Vanguard Classics Recordings")
VANGUARD ARCHIVES ATMCD1906 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VSD 2141) (1963)

Igor Buketoff/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
(included in collection: "A Gottschalk Festival")
VOX BOX CDX- 5009 (2 CDs) (1992)
(original release: TURNABOUT TV-S 34440-2 {3 LPs}) (1971)

JoAnn Falletta/The Virginia Symnphony
( + Hailstork: Piano Concerto, Epitaph, and Celebration and M. Howe: Stars)
MUSIC AND THE ARTS VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2 CDRO497 (1997)

Christopher Keene/Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
( + Heinrich: The Ornithological Combat of Kings)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80208-2 (1992)
(original LP release: NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 208) (1978)

Richard Rosenberg/Hot Springs Festival Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Celebre Tarentelle, Escenas Campestres Cubanas, Variations de Concert sur l'Hymne Portugais du Roi Louis I, Ave Maria and La Casa del Joven Enrique por Mehul: Grand Overture)
NAXOS 8.559320 (2007)
(original CD release: NAXOS 8.559036) (2000)


Symphony (No. 2) "A Montevideo" (1865-8)

Igor Buketoff/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
(included in collection: "A Gottschalk Festival")
VOX BOX CDX-5009 (2 CDs) (1992)
(original release: TURNABOUT TV-S 34440-2 {3 LPs}) (1971)
Richard Rosenberg/Hot Springs Festival Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Celebre Tarentelle, Escenas Campestres Cubanas, Variations de Concert sur l'Hymne Portugais du Roi Louis I, Ave Maria and La Casa del Joven Enrique por Mehul: Grand Overture)
NAXOS 8.559320 (2007)



MORTON GOULD
(1913-1990)


Born in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York. He was a child prodigy with abilities in improvisation and composition whose first composition was published when he was six years old. He studied at New York's Institute of Musical Art (the predecessor of the Juilliard School of Music), although his most important teachers were Abby Whiteside for piano and Vincent Jones for Harmony. As a teenager, he worked in New York City playing piano in movie theaters, as well as with vaudeville acts and was hired by Radio City Music Hall as the staff pianist. In his early twenties, he was conducting and arranging orchestral programs for New York's WOR radio station. As a composer, he produced an enormous catalogue that ranged over many different fields of classical and popular music, from Broadway musicals and movie and television scores to orchestral and chamber works for the concert hall. Remaining unrecorded are his Symphonies Nos. 1 (1943) and 6 for Band "Centennial Symphony Gala" (1983) and his American Symphonette No. 1 (1933).

Symphony No. 2 "Symphony on Marching Tunes" (1944)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Harbison: Cello Concerto, Stucky: Son et Lumière and G. Gould: Watercolors)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 605 (2003)


Symphony No. 3 (1947-8)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Harris: Symphony No. 2)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 515 (2002)


Symphony No. 4 for Band "West Point" (1952)


Walter Beeler/Ithaca College Concert Band
(included in collection: "March Masterpieces Live")
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-3454 (2000)
(original LP release: MARK 21360) (1968)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony
( + Gillingham: Heroes Lost and Fallen "A Vietnam Memorial", Ives: Old Home Day, McTee: Circuits and Reicha: Musique pour Célébrer la Mémoire des Grands Hommes)
KLAVIER RECORDS 11042 (1993)

John N. Culvahouse/University of Georgia Wind Symphony
( + Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Gillingham: When Speaks the Signal-Trumpet Tone, Grantham : Southern Harmony, Sousa: Gridiron Club March and Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday)
SUMMIT RECORDS 247 (2000)

Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Hohhaness: Symphony No. 4 and Giannini: Symphony No. 3 )
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434320-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90220) (1964)

Frederick Fennell/National Music Camp High School Symphonic Band
( + J.S. Bach/Cailliet: Fugue in G minor and "My Soul Longeth to Depart in Peace")
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1976-31 (RECORD NO.75) (LP) (1976)

Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Selections, Kodály: Dances of Galanta and Respighi:The Fountains of Rome)
KOSEI KOCD-3311 (1987)

Morton Gould/University of Florida, Gainesville Symphonic Band
( + American Ballads and Cheers--Celebration March)
GOLDEN CREST ATH-5067 (LP) (1980)

Mark Hindsley/University of Illinois Concert Band
( + Grayson: Cantico, Jacob: Music for a Festival, and Yoder; Excursion in Five-Four)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND No. 49 (LP) (c. 1971)

Ralph L. Mills/Sam Houston State University Symphonic Band
( + Erickson: Chroma, Grainger: Handel in the Strand and The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart)
EDUCATIONAL RECORD REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL-131 (LP) (1969)

Joe Barry Mullins/University of Southern Mississippi Band
( + Persichetti: Symphony No. 6, Hindemith: March, Husa: Music for Prague, Respighi/Duker: Pines of Rome, Wagner/Cailliet: Elsa's March, Zaninelli: Musica Sacra)
MARK MC 15015 2 LPs) (c. 1970s)

Wayne Pegram/Tennessee Technological University Symphony Band
( + Dramatic Fanfares, Deviations for Clarinet and Band, and Santa Fe Sage)
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (LP) (c. 1973)

William Revelli/University of Michigan Symphonic Band
( + Dahl: Sinfonietta, Giannini: Symphony No. 3, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 4, and Nelhybel: Prelude and Fugue)
GOLDEN CREST CRS-4214 (3 LPs) (1981)

Scott Weiss/University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
( + Fanfare for Freedom, Saint Lawrence Suite, Jericho and Derivations)
NAXOS 8572629 (2011)

Symphony No. 5 "Symphony of Spirituals" (1976)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + American Symphonette No. 2, Viola Concerto, Flourishes and Galop and Housewarming)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 013-14 (2 CDs) (1988)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS 791) (1987)


American Symphonette No. 2 (Symphonette No. 2) (1938)

Kenneth Klein/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spirituals for String Orchestra and Harp, American Salute and American Ballads)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 202 (1996)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 7 49462-2) (1991)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Viola Concerto, Flourishes and Galop and Housewarming)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 013-14 (1988)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS 751) (1975)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + American Symphonette No. 3, Concerto for Orchestra, Interplay and Chorale and Fugue in Jazz)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1174 (2010)


American Symphonette No. 3 (Symphonette No. 3) (1938)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + American Symphonette No. 2, Concerto for Orchestra, Interplay and Chorale and Fugue in Jazz)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1174 (2010)


Latin-American Symphonette (Symphonette No. 4) (1940)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Gottschalk: Symphony No. 1 and Grand Tarantelle)
VANGUARD VSD-500 (2001)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VSD 2141) (1963)

Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Tijuana Taxi, Desafinado, A Taste Of Honey, Dansero, Spanish Flea and Manha De Carnaval)
RCA VICTOR LSC LSC 2988.(LP) (1968)

Morton Gould Orchestra
( + Fall River Legend and Interplay)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LSC-2532) (LP) (1961)

Morton Gould/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Cotillion, Fanfare for Freedom, Festive Music, Philharmonic Waltzes, Quickstep, Windjammer, and Ginastera: Estancia)
CITADEL CTD 88130 (1998)
(original LP release: VARESE SARABANDE VCDM-1000-10) (LP) (1979)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Hanson: Symphony No. 5, The Cherubic Hymn, Barber: The School for Scandal Overture, Adagio for Strings and Essay for Orchestra 1)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 332 (2012)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 40002) (1955)

Felix Slatkin/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Porgy and Bess-A Symphonic Picture, Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris)
EMI AMERICAN CLASSICS 606691-2 (2010)
(original LP release: CAPITOL SP-8474) (1959)



DONALD GRANTHAM
(b. 1947)

Born in Duncan, Oklahoma. After receiving a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oklahoma, he went on to receive his MM and DMA from the University of Southern California. He then studied with Nadia Boulanger at the American Conservatory in France. Grantham collaborated with fellow composer Kent Kennan to author the textbook "The Technique of Orchestration." He currently teaches composition at the University of Texas, Austin's Butler School of Music. He has composed an opera, orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony for Winds and Percussion (2009)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony
( + George: Firefly, Lorenz: El Muro, Higdon: Percussion Concerto and A. Reed: Armenian Dances Part I)
GIA CD-843 (2011)



BERNARD GREEN
(1908-1975)

Born in New York City. He studied music at New York University's College of Fine Arts. He then had a career composing, arranging and conducting for radio and television as well as other areas of popular music.

Symphony (1962-63)

Bernard Green/Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
( + Waltz Etudes)
VOX STPL 514.080 (LP) (1964)

 

RAY GREEN
(1908-1987)

Born in Cavendish, Missouri. He began stydying piano as a teenager and then won a composition scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory where he studied under
Ernest Bloch. He had further studies at the University of California, Berkeley with Albert Elkus and Edward Griffith Stricklen. A scholarship enabled him to study in Paris with Pierre Monteux for conducting and Darius Milhaud for composition. During the Depression, he worked as an administrator for several Federal arts projects and then became director of the American Music Center and also founded his own music-publishing house. He composed incidental music, orchestral, chamber, piano and choral works. His orchestral output included Short Symphonies Nos. 1 (1945-53), 2 (1970) and 3 (1974).


Sunday Sing Symphony (1939-40)

Max Schoenherr/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Haieff: Piano Concerto)
DESTO D-420/DST-6420e (LP) (1966)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-31) (1953)

David Van Vactor/Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Van Vactor: Symphony No. 2)
CRI 169 (LP) (1963)



JAY GREENBERG
(b. 1991)


Born in New Haven, Connecticut. He began formal composition training as a 6-year-old and in 2003 was admitted to Juilliard as a composition student under a special program and a year later had composition classes at the Yale School of Music.He has composed in several genres. His Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 were composed in 2001 (at age 10!), and Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 appeared in 2002-03. He also has a Symphony for Strings (2009).

Symphony No. 5 (2003-5)

José Serebrier/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Quintet for Strings)
SONY BMG MASTERWORKS 8287686845-2 (2006)



ARNOLD GRILLER
(b. 1937)

No additional information has been located.

Symphony for 8 Celli and Piano (1956)

Arnold Griller/San Francisco Chamber Ensemble
( + Verrall: String Quartet No. 4)
BELVEDERE FIRST EDITION MLR-7070 (LP) (1961)



LOUIS GRUENBERG
(1884-1964)

Born near Brest-Litovsk, Russia (now Belarus) but his family emigrated to the United States when he was a baby. From a musical family, he took piano lessons with Adele Margulies at the National Conservatory in New York (then headed by Antonín Dvorák). He played both solo concerts and in ensembles he then went to study piano and composition in Berlin with Ferruccio Busoni. Before World War I, he taught at the Vienna Conservatory and toured, both as an accompanist and soloist. He became quite well-known as a composer with one of his operas stages by the Metropolitan Opera and he received a commission to write a Violin Concerto for Jascha Heifetz. He headed the composition department at the Chicago Musical College. Even after his star faded, he composed continuously until his death. His vast catalogue included operas and operettas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 17 (1919, rev. 1928), 3, Op. 44 (1941-2, rev. 1964), 4, Op. 50 (1946, rev. 1964), 5 , Op. 75 (1944, unfinished) and 6, Op. 76 (1940s, unfinished). Sketches also exist for fragments of Symphonies No. 7 and 8 from the early 1960s.

Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 (1941, rev. 1959 and 1963)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + The Enchanted Isle and Serenade to a Beauteous Lady)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 467 (2002)



GENE GUTCHË
(1907-2000)


Born in Berlin, Germany (original name: Romeo Maximilian Eugene Ludwig Gutschë). After studies in Germany, Italy and Switzerland, he came to the United States at the age of 18 where he studied at the University of Minnesota with Donald Ferguson and the University where he got his PhD in Music under Philip Greeley Clapp. He was not interested in conducting or teaching and devoted himself completely to composing. He composed mostly orchestral works but also wrote chamber, instrumental and vocal pieces. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 7 (1950), 2, Op. 14 (1951), 3, Op. 19 (1952), 4 in One Movement, Op. 30 (1960) and 6, Op. 45 (1970).

Symphony No. 5 for Strings, Op. 34 (1962)

Max Rudolph/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
( + Icarus, Genghis Khan and Bongo Divertimento)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 825 (2000)
(original LP release: CRI 189) (1965)



HENRY KIMBALL HADLEY
(1871-1937)


Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, into a musical family. He received his first musical instruction from his father and then studied violin and harmony. From the age of fourteen, he took composition lessons from composer George Whitefield Chadwick, who guided him through the composition of many of his earliest works. He toured as a violinist with the Laura Schirmer-Mapleson Opera Company and afterwards he traveled to Vienna to further his studies with Eusebius Mandyczewski. Returning to America, took a position as the musical instructor at St. Paul's Episcopal School for Boys in Garden City, New York and started his career as a conductor, often performing his own works. He became the associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and then was invited to become the conductor of the newly formed Manhattan Symphony Orchestra. In the years just before his death, he founded the National Association for American Composers and Conductors and was also instrumental in establishing the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, Massachusetts. He composed operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in D minor, Op. 25 "Youth and Life" (1897), 3 in B minor, Op. 60 (1907) and 5 in C minor, Op. 140 "Connecticut" (1935).

Symphony No. 2 in F minor Op. 30 "The Four Seasons" (1899)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Salome, MacDowell: Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Herbert: Hero and Leander, Parker: Vathek and Farwell: The Gods of the Mountains)
BRIDGE 9124A-C (3 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA-145) (1969)


Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 64 "North, East, South, West" (1910)

John McLaughlin Williams/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + The Ocean and the Culprit Fay)
NAXOS 8559064 (2001)



ALEXEI HAIEFF
(1914-1994)


Born in Blagoveshchensk, Siberia and then moved to China in 1920. After emigration to America in 1931, he studied at the Juilliard School with Frederick Jacobi and Rubin Goldmark and later with Nadia Boulanger in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Paris. He held various teaching positions around the United States and eventually settled in Rome. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber and solo instrumental works. His Symphony No. 1 was written in 1941.

Symphony No. 2 (1958)

Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Blackwood: Symphony No. 1)
RCA VICTOR LSC-2352 (LP) (1959)


Symphony No. 3 (1961)

Frank Brieff/New Haven Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CARILLON RECORDS M80P 7385-6 (private New Haven Symphony LP) (1961)



ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK
(b. 1941)


Born in Rochester, New York. He grew up in Albany, New York, where he studied violin, piano, organ and voice and first studied composition at Howard University in Washington D.C., with Mark Fax. He received a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music where his composition teachers included Nicolas Flagello, Vittorio Giannini and David Diamond and a doctorate in music composition from Michigan State University where he studied under H. Owen Reed. He also spent a summer studying with Nadia Boulanger at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. He has served as professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio and at Virginia's Norfolk State University and is currently a professor of music at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1988)

JoAnn Falletta/Virginia Symphony
( + An American Port of Call, Three Spirituals Fanfare on Amazing Grace and Whitman's Journey: 1 Launch Out on Endless Seas).
NAXOS 8.559722 (2012)

Julius P. Williams/Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + D.N Baker: Kosbro, Burleigh: The Young Warrior, J.P. Williams: Easter Celebration and G.P. Nash: In Memoriam Sojourner Truth)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 104 (1995)


Symphony No. 2 (1995-8)

David Lockington/Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.559295 (2007)


Symphony No. 3 (2001-3)

David Lockington/Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559295 (2007)



ETHAN HAIMO
(b. 1950)


Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He got his musical degrees at the University of Chicago and Princeton University. He is currently a Professor of Theory and Composition at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. He has written numerous musicological books and articles and has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Symphony for Strings (1990)

Robert Stankovsky/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Block: Shadows, J.W. Brown: Piano Concerto, Diehl: The Right of Way and Nielson: Crosscurrents on the Vertical River)
MMC RECORDINGS 2064 (2000)

Symphony for Orchestra (1996)

Robert Ian Winstin/Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Masterworks of the New Era-Volume 7")
MMC RECORDINGS 6709 (2 CDs) (2006)



MITCH HAMPTON
(b. 1967)


Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied music at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He is a jazz pianist, composer and cultural critic. He has composed concert music for orchestras and chamber ensembles including piano concertos.

Symphony No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra (1990s)

Roger Briggs/Mitch Hampton (piano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Diemer: Santa Barbara Overture, Briggs: Tarot-Three Movements from the Major Arcana, Bohhour: New York, 1999 and Bullen: The Parable of the Iliad.
MMC RECORDINGS 2111 (2001)

 

HOWARD HANSON
(1896-1981)

Born in Wahoo, Nebraska. In his youth he studied music with his mother and later studied at Luther College in Wahoo and then at the Institute of Musical Art, the forerunner of the Juilliard School, in New York City. There he studied with the composer and music theorist Percy Goetschius, Afterward he attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he studied composition with church music experts Peter Lutkin and Arne Oldberg. He earned his BA at this school and began his academic career as a teacher's assistant. The College of the Pacific in San Jose, California, appointed him to his first full-time post as teacher of music theory and composition. He stayed there until he won the very first American Prix de Rome in Music that allowed him to study in Italy where he could compose without any academic responsibilities. He became one of America's most renowned composers, conductors and teachers and his long directorship of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester made this school one of the greatest spawning grounds for a couple of generations of American composers. As a composer, Hanson produced a vast catalogue that included an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 "Nordic" (1922)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Symphony No. 2 and Merry Mount: Suite)
BIDDULPH WHL 038 (1996)
(from RCA 78s)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3, Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky, Mosaics, For the First Time, Piano Concerto, Merry Mount: Suite, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, Song of Democracy and Lament for Beowulf)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4756867-2 (4 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90165) (LP) (1962)

Kenneth Schermerhorn/Nashville Symphony Orchestra
( + Pan and the Priest and Mosaics)
NAXOS 8.559072 (2000)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Lament for Beowulf)
NAXOS 8.559700 (2011)
(original LP release: DELOS DE 3073 (1989)

Hans-Jürgen Walther/Philharmonia Orchestra of Hamburg
( + Siegmeister: Ozark Set and Skilton: Suite Primrval-Dances)
MGM E-3141(LP) (1955)
(from MSB 78s)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 "Romantic" (1930)

Charles Gerhardt/National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Copland: Billy the Kid - Suite, Rodeo-Hoedown, Griffes: The White Peacock, The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan and Gould: Tropical)
CHESKY CD112 (2007)
(originally released in collection: "Scheherazade: Rhapsodic Mood Music"
READER'S DIGEST RDA 68 S {10 LPs}) (1968)
(original general release: RCA GOLD SEAL GL 25021) (1976)/QUINTESSENCE PMC 7062) (1978)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra (rec. 1939)
( + Symphony No. 2 and Merry Mount: Suite)
BIDDULPH WHL 038 (1996)
(from RCA 78s)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4638 (LP) (c. 1953)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3, Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky, Mosaics, For the First Time, Piano Concerto, Merry Mount: Suite, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, Song of Democracy and Lament for Beowulf)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4756867-2 (4 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90192) (1959)

Howard Hanson/National High School Orchestra
( + Grieg: The Last Spring and Stravinsky: Firebird Suite)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1959-24 (LP) (1959)

Howard Hanson/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1946)
(included in collection: "New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Volume 1")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 9902 (10 CDs) (1999)

Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
( + Fanfare for the Signal Corps, Merry Mount: Suite and Bold Island Suite)
TELARC CD-80649 (2005)

Joseph Maddy/National High School Orchestra
( + Giannini: Symphony No. 2)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC 1957-20 (LP) (1957)

David Montgomery/Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky)
ARTE NOVA 433060 (2005)

Walter Proost/San Remo Symphony Orchestra
( + Bernstein: Divertimento and Barber: Essay No. 1 for Orchestra)
GALLO 890 (1996)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Lux Aeterna and Mosaics)
NAXOS 8.559701 (2011)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3073) (1989)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Thomson: The Plow that Broke the Plains - Suite, Autumn and The River - Suite)
EMI AMERICAN CLASSICS 2066122 (2008)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 7478502) (1987)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 33 (1937-8)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky, Mosaics, For the First Time, Piano Concerto, Merry Mount: Suite, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, Song of Democracy and Lament for Beowulf)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4756867-2 (4 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90449) (1965)

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande - Suite, Liadov: The Enchanted Lake, Mussorgsky: Khovantshchina - Prelude, Rimsky-Korsakov: Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - Entr'acte and Dubinushka)
BIDDULPH WHL 044 (1998)
(original LP release: RCA LCT-1153) (1954)
(from RCA 78s)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Merry Mount: Suite)
NAXOS 8.559702 (2011)
(original LP release: DELOS DE 3092 (1990)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 "Requiem" (1943)


Dean Dixon/American Recording Society Orchestra (pseudonym for Vienna Symphony Orchestra)
AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-6 (LP) (1953)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Songs from "Drum Taps" and Thompson: The Testament of Freedom)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC292 (2011)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 50077/PYE-MERCURY MRL.2520) (1955)

David Montgomery/Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky)
ARTE NOVA 433060 (2005)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
NAXOS 8.559703 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 2105) (1991)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Harris: Symphony No. 7, K.A. Hartmann: Symphony No. 2, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 3, Hindemith: Symphony in E flat and Stravinsky: Symphony in C)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2379-89 (2 CDs) (2011)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 43 "Sinfonia Sacra" (1954)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + The Cherubic Hymn, Gould: Latin American Symphonette, Barber: The School for Scandal Overture, Adagio for Strings and Essay for Orchestra 1)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 332 (2012)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 40014) (1956)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.559703 (2012)
(original LP release: DELOS DE 3150 (1992)


Symphony No. 6 (1967)

Siegfried Landau/Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 7, Schuller: Symphony, Rorem: Symphony No. 3, Thomson: Louisiana Story- Suite and MacDowell: Suite No. 2)
VOX BOX CDX-5092 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TV-S 34534) (1973)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Lumen in Christo)
NAXOS 8.559704 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3092) (1990)


Symphony No. 7 for Chorus and Orchestra "A Sea Symphony" (1977)

Howard Hanson/National Music Camp High School Choir/World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen
( + Pan and the Priest, Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns, String Quartet and Extended Theme)
BAY CITIES BCD-1009 (1989)
(original LP release: SILVER CREST NMC-1977-25) (1978)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Chorale/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Lumen in Christo)
NAXOS 8.559704 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3150) (1992)



BARBARA HARBACH
(b. 1946)

Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. She studied at Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Musikhochschule in Frankfurt, Germany, and received her musical doctorate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York. She has taught at various schools and is currently Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a musicologist and also performs and records on the harpsichord and organ. Her catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, organ, harpsichord, piano, vocal and choral works.

Symphony (No. 1) "Veneration for Orchestra" (2004)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra, Arcadian Reverie for String Orchestra and Rhapsody Jardine for Oboe and String Orchestra)
MSR CLASSICS MS1252 (2011)


Symphony (No. 2) "One of Ours - A Cather Symphony" (2004)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra, Arcadian Reverie for String Orchestra and Rhapsody Jardine for Oboe and String Orchestra)
MSR CLASSICS MS1252 (2011)



JOHN HARBISON
(b. 1938)

Born in Orange, New Jersey. At the age of sixteen, he won the prestigious BMI Foundation's Student Composer Awards for composition. He studied music at Harvard University and later at the Berlin Musikhochschule and at Princeton University where he earned an MFA. His composition teachers included Walter Piston and Roger Sessions. He is a Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 4 (2003) and 5 for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra (2007).

Symphony No. 1 (1981)

Seiji Ozawa/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + O. Wilson: Sinfonia)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80331 (1992)
(original LP release: NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 331) (1985)


Symphony No. 2 (1987)

Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and Sessions: Symphony No. 2)
DECCA 443376-2 (1994)


Symphony No. 3 (1990)

James Levine/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ives: Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin: Cuban Overture)
OEHMS OC507 (2004)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and The Most Often Used Chords)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 390 (2000)



ROY HARRIS
(1898-1979)

Born in Chandler, Oklahoma. He studied piano with his mother, and later clarinet. Though he studied at the University of California, Berkeley, he was still virtually self-taught when he began writing music of his own. However, in the early 1920s he had lessons from the English composer Arthur Bliss (then teaching in Santa Barbara) and American composer and researcher of American Indian music, Arthur Farwell. Partly through Aaron Copland's recommendation, he was able to spend some time in Paris receiving there some musical grooming in the masterclasses of Nadia Boulanger. His academic career included posts at Mills College, Westminster Choir College, the Juilliard School of Music, UCLA and then at California State University, Los Angeles. His reputation as a leading American composer has risen and fallen over the years. His voluminous catalogue includes ballets, orchestral, band, chamber keyboard and vocal works. His thus far unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos.10 for Speaker, Chorus, Brass, 2 Pianos and Percussion "Abraham Lincoln" (1965), 12 for Tenor/Speaker and Orchestra "Pere Marquette" (1968-9), 13 for Chorus and Orchestra "Bicentennial Symphony" (1975-6; premiered as No. 14 and renumbered posthumously) and 14 (1976). Some sources also list among his symphonic works: Symphony "Our Heritage (1925 rev. 1926, abandoned, only an Andante survives), Symphony "American Portrait" (1928-9, withdrawn) and the following unfinished or fragnentary works - American Symphony for Jazz Band (1938), Choral Symphony for Chorus and Orchestra (1936) and Walt Whitman Symphony for Baritone Solo, Chorus and Orchestra (1955-58).

Symphony (No. 1) "Symphony 1933" (1933)

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1934)
( + Symphony No. 3, Foote: Suite for Strings, McDonald: San Juan Capistrano and Copland: El Salon Mexico))
PEARL GEMM CD 9492 (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-5095) (1956)
(from COLUMBIA 78s)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS AR012 (1988)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS 786) (1987)


Symphony No. 2 (1934)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Gould: Symphony No. 3)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 515 (2002)


Symphony No. 3 (1937-8, rev. 1939)

Marin Alsop/Colorado Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.559227 (2006)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1957)
(included in collection: "New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Volume 1")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 9902 (10 CDs) (1999)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Diamond: Symphony No. 4 and Thompson: Symphony No. 2)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60594 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6303/CBS BRG 72399) (1962)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 3)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 419780-2 (1990)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Barber: Symphony No. 1, Griffes: The White Peacocjk, The Pleasure Dome of Kublai Khan and Bacchanale)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC315 (2011)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 50077/PYE-MERCURY MRL.2520) (1955)

Walter Hendl/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Sessions: Black Maskers Suite and Schuman: American Festival Overture)
DESTO D-404/DST-6404e (LP) (1964)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-28) (1952)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9474 (1996)

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1939)
(included in collection: "Great Conductors Of The 20th Century - Serge Koussevitzky")
EMI CLASSICS CZS 5 75118-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: RCA LCT-1153) (c. 1955)
(from RCA 78s)

Eduardo Mata/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Eduardo Mata Years")
DORIAN SONO LUMINUS DSL92109 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original CD release: DORIAN DOR 90170) (1993)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Ives: Three Places in New England)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL ARL1-1682 (LP) (1969)

Eric Stern/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Appalachian Spring - Suite and Ives: Cemtral Park in the Dark)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM272(2006)

Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1940)
( + Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris)
URANIA URN 22391 (2009)


Symphony No. 4 for Chorus and Orchestra "Folksong Symphony" (1939, rev. 1942)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Chorale/Utah Symphony
ANGEL S-36091 (LP) (1975)

Marin Alsop/Colorado Symphony Chorus/Colorado Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.559227 (2006)

Vladimir Golschmann/American Festival Chorus/American Festival Orchestra
( + Creston: Gregorian Chant for Strings)
VANGUARD CLASSICS OVC 107 (1999)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VSD-2082) (1961)

Symphony No. 5 (1940-2, rev. 1945)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Acceleration)
NAXOS 8.559609 (2010)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Violin Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS AR012 (1988)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-655) (1965)


Symphony No. 6 "Gettysburg Address" (1943-4)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Acceleration)
NAXOS 8.559609 (2010)

Keith Clark/Pacific Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Capricorn Concerto, Essay for Orchestra No. 1 and Copland: Prairie Journal)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 64 (1995)
(original LP release: ANDANTE AD 72402) (1983)


Symphony No. 7 (1951-2, rev. 1955)

Hugh Keelan/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 6)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7290-2 HI (2001)

Theodore Kuchar/National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
( + Symphony No.9 and Epilogue to Profiles in Courage - JFK)
NAXOS 8.559050 (2002)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Piston: Symphony No. 4 and Schuman: Symphony No. 6)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 256 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-5095) (1956)

Leopold Stokowski/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (original. vers.) (rec. 1955)
( + Hanson: Symphony No. 4, K.A. Hartmann: Symphony No. 2, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 3, Hindemith: Symphony in E flat and Stravinsky: Symphony in C)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2379-89 (2 CDs) (2011)

Symphony No. 8 for Orchestra with Concertante Piano "San Francisco" (1961-62)

David Alan Miller/ Alan Feinberg (piano)/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (1999)
( + Symphony No. 9 and Memories of a Child's Sunday)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 350 (1999)


Symphony No. 9 (1962)

Theodore Kuchar/National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
( + Symphony No. 7 and Epilogue to Profiles in Courage - JFK)
NAXOS 8.559050 (2002)

David Alan Miller/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (1999)
( + Symphony No. 8 and Memories of a Child's Sunday)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 350 (1999)


Symphony No. 11 (1967)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Effinger: Little Symphony No. 1, Moore: Symphony No. 2 and Gould: Cowboy Rhapsody)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1042 (2008)


Symphony for Band "West Point" (1952)

Roy Harris/U.S. Military Academy Band
( + Hindemith: Symphony in B flat and Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale)
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL CB-175 (non-commercial LP) (1952)

James Westbrook/U.C.L.A. Wind Ensemble
( + Chorale for String Orchestra, Prelude and Fugue for String Orchestra and Robert .Russell Bennett: Violin Concerto)
BAY CITIES BCD-1008 (1989)
(original LP release: VARÈSE SARABANDE VC81100) (1979)



LOU HARRISON
(1917-2003)

Born in Portland, Oregon. After being exposed to a great variety of world music while living in San Franciaco, he took Henry Cowell's "Music of the Peoples of the World" course and also studied counterpoint and composition with him. He later went to the University of California at Los Angeles to work at the dance department as a dancer and accompanist. While there, he took lessons from Arnold Schoenberg and he became interested in Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique. He then moved to New York City where he worked as a music critic for the Herald Tribune and also met Charles Ives. He taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and then returned to California where he became interested in Indonesian Gamelan music. He composed operas, orchestral, dance scores, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony (No. 1) on G (1948-64, rev. 1966)

Gerhard Samuel/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ruggles: Man and Mountains and Organum)
CRI CD-715 (1996)
(original LP release: CRI 236) (1969)


Symphony No. 2 "Elegiac" (1941-75, rev. 1981-8)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra (rev. version)
( + Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2 and Lousadzak)
NIMBUS NI 2512 (2008)
(original CD release: MUSIC MASTERS 7021-2) (1989)

Denis M. de Coteau/Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra
( + R. Hughes: Cadences)
1750 ARCH RECORDS S-1772 (LP) (1977)


Symphony No. 3 (1937-82)


Dennis Russell Davies/Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra (rec. 1982)
(included in collection: "Lou Harrison-Music For Orchestra, Ensemble & Gamelan")
NIMBUS NI 2571 (4 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: MUSIC MASTERS 7073-2) (1991)


Symphony No. 4 for Baritone and Orchestra "Last Symphony" (1990-5)

Barry Jekowsky/Al Jarreau (baritone)/California Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy to the Memory of Calvin Simmons, Solstice-Excerpts and Concerto in Slendro)
PHOENIX USA PHCD169 (2007)
(original CD release: ARGO 455-590-2 (1997)



STEPHEN HARTKE
(b. 1952)

Born in Orange, New Jersey. He began his musical career as a professional boy chorister, in New York City. He studied composition with James Drew at Yale University, George Rochberg at the University of Pennsylvania and Edward Applebaum at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He then taught in Brazil as Fulbright Professor at the Universidade de São Paulo before joining the faculty of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. He composed his Symphony No. 1 in 1976 and his Symphony No. 4 was begun in 2009 and is still a work in progress.

Symphony No. 2 (1990)

George Rothman/Riverside Symphony
( + Violin Concerto)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80533-2 (1998)


Symphony No, 3 for Countertenor, 2 Tenors and Baritone Soli with Orchestra (2000)

Lorin Maazel/Hilliard Ensemble/New York Philharmonic
( + Thomas: Gathering Paradise and Druckman: Summer Lightning)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80648-2 (2006)



WALTER HARTLEY
(b. 1927)


Born in Washington D.C. He began composing at age five and then had his entire musical higher education at Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Among his teachers were Burrill Phillips, Thomas Canning, Herbert Elwell, Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson and Dante Fiorillo. He taught piano, theory and composition at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan and later at Fredonia State University, Fredonia, New York. He has produced a very large body of orchestral, band, chamber and solo instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 for Wind Orchestra or Band (1970), 3 for Orchestra (1983), 4 for Band "Lyric Symphony" (1993) and Chamber Symphony for Small Orchestra (1954). His other Sinfonias are: Nos. 1 for Wind Ensemble or Band (1961), 2 for Orchestra (1962), 5 for Band (1977), 7 for Orchestra (1991), 8 for Tuned Percussion (1987), 10 for Euphoniums and Tubas (1994), 11 for Orchestra (1996), 12 for Woodwind Choir (1998), 13 for String Orchestra (2000), 14 for Wind Ensemble (2000), 15 for 11 Saxophones (2002), Sinfonia Caroliniana for Wind Ensemble (2005) and Sinfonia Concertante for Woodwinds, Piano and Percussion "Trio Bel Canto" (2007). There is also a Sinfonietta for Orchestra (1950) and a Chamber Symphony for Woodwind and Bass Quartets, Harp and Strings (1954).

Symphony No. 2 for Large Wind Ensemble (1978)

Anthony Maiello/Crane Wind Ensemble
(couplings unknown)
GOLDEN CREST GC81-E/MENC-10 (LP) (c. 1980)


Symphony No. 5 for Wind Ensemble "Centennial Symphony" (1998)

Frederick Fennell, conductor/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Richard Rodney Bennett: The Four Seasons, Bedford: Canons and Cadenzas and Hanson: Laude)
KOSEI KOCD-3578


Sinfonia No. 3 for Brass Choir (1965)

C. Rudolph Emilson/Fredonia Brass Choir
( + Sinfonia No. 4)
MARK RECORDS M-1116 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia No. 4 for Wind Ensemble (1965)

William Berz/Rutgers Wind Ensemble
( + Copland: Red Pony-Suite, Del Tredici: In Wartime, R. Smith: Push and Grainger: Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon and Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-6718 (2006)

Herbert L. Carter/East Carolina University Symphonic Band
( + Barber: Commando March, Kosteck: Elegy, Mailman: Alarums, E. Miller: Three Pieces for Band and Albeniz: Fete-Dieu A Seville)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 69-8 (LP) (1969)

Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + D. Wilson: Peace of Mind, V. Reynolds: Scenes for Winds & Percussion, J. Horovitz: Dance Suite, Kawada: Stones in Time and R. Nelson: Morning Alleluias)
KOSEI KOCD 3569 (1995)

Frederick Fennell/University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble
( + Gould: Ballad, Holst: Hammersmith, Strauss: Suite in B-flat--Romanze, and Wilder: An Entertainment)
SILVER CREST CBDNA-78-2 (LP) (1978)

Donald Hartman/Fredonia Wind Ensemble
( + Sinfonia No. 3)
MARK RECORDS M-1116 (LP) (1970s)

Donald Hunsberger/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Dahl: Sinfonietta and Persichetti: Masquerade)
DECCA (US) DL 710163 (LP) (1969)


Sinfonia No. 6 for Saxophone Ensemble (1986)

Linda Bangs-Urban/South German Saxophone Chamber Orchestra
( + works by Caravan, Glaser, Odstrcil and Genzmer)
ORGON RECORDS ORG 25761 (LP)

Sinfonia No. 9 for Band (1991)

Robert E. Foster/University of Kansas Symphonic Band
( + Chautauqua Overture, Zdechlik: Celebration, J. Barnes: Legend and Finney: Skating On The Sheyenne)
VESTIGE RECORDS GR95701 CD (1990s)



HERBERT HAUFRECHT
(1909-1998)


Born in New York City. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his teachers included the composers Herbert Elwell and Quincy Porter, and at the Juilliard School, where he studied composition with Rubin Goldmark. He also studied piano with Severin Eisenberger and chamber music with Arthur Loesser. He collected folk songs and developed educational materials based on folk music and published several books on the subject. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony for Brass and Percussion (1956)

Simon Karasick/New York Brass Ensemble
( + Mourant: Aria for Orchestra)
CRI 192 (LP) (1965)

Richard Suddendorf/Ohio State University Brass Choir
( + works by Dukas, G. Gabrieli, Nelhybel, Shahan, Schmitt and Cesti)
MARK MES 38080 (LP)



HUBERT KLYNE HEADLEY
(1906-1995)

Born in West Virginia. He was recognized as a child prodigy on the piano and organ. When he was ten years old, he was introduced to Maurice Ravel, whose music has a strong effect on him. He went to study music at the University of the Pacific in California and continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music of in Rochester, New York. He taught at the University of Santa Barbara and became conductor of the University of California Symphony Orchestra in Santa Barbara. For a while he became internationally renowned as a composer and as a pianist but is virtually unknown today. He composed operas, orchestral and chamber works. He wrote a Symphony No. 2, for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Mixed Chorus, Speaking Chorus, Orchestra and Ballet "Prelude to a Man" (1950).

Symphony No. 1 for Radio (1946)

Dmitri Yablonsky/Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + California Suite, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.559300 (2007)



IRA HEARSHEN
(b. 1948)

Born in Detroit, Michigan. He played the trumpet as a child and then professionally. He started studying commercial and film music at the Grove School in Los Angeles with teachers such as Kim Richmond, Allyn Ferguson, Dick Grove, and Albert Harris and began working as a composer and arranger for television an the movies. He has composed several original works for the concert stage.

Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa (1993)

Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Sousa: The Washington Post, The Thunderer, The Fairest of the Fair and Hands Across the Sea)
KOSEO KOCD-3578 (1998)

Lowell Graham/Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band
( + Washburn : Tidewater Festival Overture, Forte: Dance Suite on Spanish and Latin Rhythms, Hartley: Hallelujah Fantasy, McAlister: A Summer Flourish and Stamp: With Trump and Wing)
COMPACT DISC SERVICES (1994)
( + There's No Business Like Show Business and Divertimento for Band)
NAXOS 8.573041 (2013)



BERNHARD HEIDEN
(1910-2000)

Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. He became interested in music as a child and composed his first pieces when he was six. He began formal music lessons and learned music theory as well as the, piano, clarinet and violin. Afterwards, he entered the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and studied composition with Paul Hindemith. He emigrated from Nazi Germany to Detroit in 1934 and taught at the Art Center Music School, conducted the Detroit Chamber Orchestra and also gave piano, harpsichord, and chamber music recitals. After service in World War II, he entered Cornell University and received his M.A. and afterwards joined the staff of the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, where he served as chair of the composition department. He composed incidental music, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. An early orchestral work is his Symphony No. 1 (1938). He also composed a Symfonietta Concertante for Flute, Cello, and Chamber Orchestra (1995).

Symphony No. 2 (1954)

Michael Bowles/R. E. Symphony Orchestra
( + Triple Concerto)
RECHERCHE 1001 (private LP) (c. 1988)



ANTHONY PHILIP HEINRICH
(1781-1861)


Born in in Schönbuchel (now Krásný Buk), Bohemia. He learned to play the violin and piano as a boy before emigrating to America in 1810. He worked as an amateur conductor and the, without any knowledge of harmony, began to compose. He then became an itinerant musician traveling around America and Europe. His fame as a composer earned him the epithet "The Beethoven of America." He composed what were probably the first works called "symphonies" in America though none of them are in traditional symphonic form. The unrecorded ones are: "The Tower of Babel" (Sinfonia Canonicale) (1834, rev. 1843), Gran Sinfonia Eroica (c. 1835), "The Columbiad" (Grand American National Chivalrous Symphony) (1837), "The Hunters of Kentucky" (Sinfonia de Caccia) (1837), "Manitou Mysteries" (Gran Sinfonia Misteriosa Indiana) (c. 1845), "The Mastodon" (A Grand Symphony) (c. 1845), "The Indian Carnival" (Sinfonia Eratico Fantachia) (c. 1845), "The Empress Queen and the Magyars" (Sinfonia Patriotica-Dramatica) (1845?), "To the Spirit of Beethoven" (The Monumental Symphony) (1845?), "Schiller" (Grande Sinfonia Dramatica) (1830s, rev. 1847), "The Tomb of Genius: To the Memory of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" (Sinfonia Sacra) (1847), "Bohemia" (Sinfonia Romantica) (before 1854) and "Homage à la Bohème" (Grand Symphonie Bohèmienne) (1855). He conducted the first known performance of a Beethoven symphony (probably No. 1) in the United States in1817.


Symphony "The Ornithological Combat of Kings" (1847)

Chistopher Keene/Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
( + Gottschalk: Symphony No. 1)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80208-2 (1992)
(original LP release: NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 208) (1978)



ROBERT HELPS
(1928-2001)


Born in Passaic, New Jersey. He was a piano pupil of Abby Whiteside and, after preparatory courses at the Juilliard School of Music, studied composition with Roger Sessions. Helps taught piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Manhattan School of Music, and the University of South Florida. He also performed and recorded extensively as a pianist. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1955)

Zoltán Rozsnyai/Columbia Symphony Orchestra
( + Ruggles: Sun Treader)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6801 (LP) (1966)

William Wiedrich/University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Gossamer Noons and Quintet)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1079 (2009)


Symphony No. 2 (2000)

William Wiedrich/University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Gossamer Noons and Quintet)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1079 (2009)



BERNARD HERRMANN
(1911-1975)

Born in New York City. After winning a composition prize at the age of thirteen, he decided to concentrate on music. His first composition teacher was Gustav Heine, and he then went to New York University where he studied with Percy Grainger and Philip James. He also studied at the Juilliard School and then formed his own orchestra, The New Chamber Orchestra of New York. He then he joined the Columbia Broadcasting System as a staff conductor and arranger. At CBS, he met Orson Welles and wrote or arranged scores for his Mercury Theatre broadcasts. When Welles went to Hollywood, Herrmann went with him and began his brilliant career as a film composer with "Citizen Kane." For the rest of his life, he was one of the leading film composers, closely associated with the director Alfred Hitchcock, but also wrote music in other genres, including opera, incidental scores, orchestral, chamber and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1937-40)

Bernard Herrmann/National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Fantasticks)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD 2063 (1993)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 331) (1975)

James Sedares/Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuman: New England Triptych)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7135-2 (1993)

Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1936)

Isaiah Jackson/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Waxman: Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani, Rózsa: Concerto for Strings and Andante for Strings)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7152-2 (1993)

Michael Schønwandt/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Moby Dick)
CHANDOS CHSA 5095 (2011)



MICHAEL HERSCH
(b. 1971)

Born in Washington, D.C. Introduced to classical music at the age of 18, he soon began studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. He then moved on to the Moscow Conservatory, where he worked with Albert Leman and Roman Ledenev, and received a Certificate in Composition.. Back in America, he also worked with John Corigliano, John Harbison and George Rochberg at a program for young composers. He then returned to Peabody for graduate studies and now heads the composition department at the Peabody Institute. He has composed orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works. His Symphony No. 3 was completed in 2009.

Symphony No. 1 (1998)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2. Fracta and Arraché)
NAXOS 8.559281 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 (2001)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1. Fracta and Arraché)
NAXOS 8.559281 (2006)



HARRY HEWITT
(1921-2003)

Born in Detroit, Michigan. He was a completely self-taught musician and composer. He composed more than 3000 works in every genre from operas to jazz pieces, hymns and popular songs. He wrote 32 numbered Symphonies including ones entitled Amerindian Symphony and War Symphony. Most of his output remains in manuscript.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 40/1 (1937)

David Oberg/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 32 and 24 Preludes for Strings: Nos. 5, 8, 9 and 13)
OPUS ONE 196 (2006)


Symphony No. 32, Op. 478 (1983)

David Oberg/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and 24 Preludes for Strings: Nos. 5, 8, 9 and 13)
OPUS ONE 196 (2006)

 

WILLIAM HILL
(b. 1954)

Symphony No. 2 (Beethoven 7.1)

He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University then the Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He works as a composer, soloist, visual artist, recording artist, and conductor. Currently, he is Principal Timpanist with the Colorado Symphony and the Grand Teton Music
Festival where he has also served as resident composer. His compositions range from symphonic, to chamber music, modern jazz,
and ethnic influenced music. He teaches composition and counterpoint at Denver University’s Lamont School of Music. His Symphony No. 3 will be premiered in 2012.

Lawrence Golan/Lamont Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 7)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1300 (2011)



SYDNEY HODKINSON
(b. 1934)

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from the Eastman School of Music where he studied composition with Louis Mennini and Bernard Rogers. He continued his studies in composition at Princeton University with Elliott Carter, Roger Sessions, and Milton Babbitt and received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Michigan where he studied with Leslie Bassett, Niccolo Castiglioni, Ross Lee Finney and George B. Wilson. His academic career includes positions at the Universities of Virginia, Ohio and Michigan and the Eastman School of Music. He is currently Chair of Composition at Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. Hodkinson and also teaches composition at the Aspen Colorado Music Festival and School. A prolific composer, his catalogue comprises more than 250 works that cover the genres of opera, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 2 for Organ Solo, Brass, and Percussion "Symphonie Fantastique" (1974-82), 3 "The Celestial Omnibus" (1975), 4 for Soprano, Baritone, Narrator, Two Choirs and Orchestra "Horae Canonica" (1977-83), 6 for Violin Solo and Orchestra (1988), 7 for Wind Ensemble and Piano Obbligato "The Vanished Hand" (1992), 8 for Obbligato Cello Section and Orchestra "Elegy" (1994-96, not yet released) and 9 for Wind Ensemble, Timpani, Percussion, Piano/Celesta and Harp "Epiphanies an Anthem in Eight Stanzas" (1994).

Symphony No. 1 "Fresco: A Mural in Five Panels" (1971)

David Gilbert/Louisville Orchestra
( + Crumb: Variazioni)
LOUISVILLE LS-774 (LP) (1977)


Symphony No. 5: Sinfonia Concertante for Chamber Orchestra (1980)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + Josephs: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven and Korte: Symphony No. 3)
LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA LCD-001 (1995)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-795) (1979)

 

BERNARD HOFFER
(b. 1934)

Born in Zurich, Switzerland. He received musical training at the Dalcroze School in New York and later attended the Eastman School of Music. After serving as arranger for the U.S. Army Field Band, he came to New York as a freelance pianist, composer, conductor and arranger. He has written extensively for films, television and commercials as well as works in various genres. His Symphony was influenced and inspired by an exhibit of the New York abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart.

Symphony "Pousette-Dart" (2008)

Richard Pittman/RTE National Symphony Orchestra
( + MacNeil/Lehrer Variations, Elegy for a Friend and Elegy for Violin ans String Orchestra)
ALBANY TROY 1356 (2012)(



DAVID R. HOLSINGER
(b. 1945)

Born in Hardin, Missouri. He studied composition with Donald Bohlen at Central Missouri State and Charles Hoag at the University of Kansas. He teaches at the School of Music faculty at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee and is also conductor of the Lee University Wind Ensemble. All of his compositions are for wind orchestra and among them is The Easter Symphony (1997) and Symphonia Glorioso (2006) and a "City Symphony" (2001-08).

Sinfonia Voci for Choir and Wind Orchestra (1994)

Richard Fisher/Concordia University Kapelle Choir/Concordia University Wind Symphony
( + On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason, Consider the
Uncommon Man, On a Hymnsong of Robert Lowry, On a Southern Hymnsong, On an American Spiritual, In the Spring, At the Time When Kings Go Off to War, A Childhood Hymn and Sinfonia Voci -Band Version)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-1862 (1995)



RICHARD HONOROFF
(b. 1951)

He has written extensively for television, especially NBC Sports and the Olympics, and is also active as a jazz musician.

Symphony No. 1 "Shoah" (1994)

Alexander Mikhailov/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Testament)
CENTAUR CRC 2333 (2003)

Symphony No. 2 "From Ashes Reborn" (1995)

Alexander Mikhailov/Moscow Chamber Chorus/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Testament)
CENTAUR CRC 2333 (2003)



ALFRED HOOSE
(b. 1918)


Born in Wheeling, West Virginia. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, before earning degrees from the Hartt College of Music and the New England Conservatory. Besides composing, he has since 1953 been an organist and choral director and was a professor on the faculty of the Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He has also composed a Symphony No. 1 (1981).

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major "Winter Sunshine"

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Monograph, Finck: Music for Japheth and Clarinet Concerto)
MMC RECORDINGS 2093 (2000)



JAMES HOPKINS
(b. 1939)


Born in Pasadena, California. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from U.S.C., a Master of Music from Yale, and a Ph.D. from Princeton. Prior to returning to teach at U.S.C, he served on the faculty at Northwestern University. He studied composition with Halsey Stevens, Quincy Porter and Edward T. Cone. He composed orchestral, band, chamber, organ, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1964), 2 for Wind Orchestra (1970), 3 for Wind Orchestra "Guernica" (1971), 4 "Visions of Hell" (after Hieronymous Bosch) (1975), 5 (1975-6) and 6 for Wind Orchestra (1982).

Symphony No. 7 for Concert Band or Orchestra "Mythologies" (1988/1999)

John P. Paynter/Northshore Concert Band
( + Nelhybel: Chronos, Spears: Where Legends Live and Dalby: A Plain Man's Hammer)
BREWSTER 4-4108-2 (1990s)



MICHAEL HORVIT
(b. 1932)


Born in New York City. He studied composition at Yale, Harvard, and Boston Universities, and his teachers include Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, Walter Piston, Quincy Porter and Gardner Read. He is Head of Theory and Composition at the University of Houston School of Music and co-author of three widely used theory texts. His works range from solo instrument and vocal works to large symphonic compositions, choral cantatas and operas, many written specifically for the Jewish liturgy.

"The Mystic Flame," A Choral Symphony for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra (2000)

Franz Anton Krager/Twyla Whittaker (soprano)/Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo)/ Joseph Evans (tenor)/Richard Paul Fink (bass-baritone)/ Festival Chorus/ Moores School Symphony Orchestra
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 533 (2002)



MICHAEL HORWOOD
(b. 1947)


Born in Buffalo, New York. He studied music composition and theory at the State University of New York at Buffalo with Istvan Anhalt, Lukas Foss, Ramon Fuller and Lejaren Hiller, receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. In 1971, he moved to Canada and from 1972-2003 was a professor of music and humanities at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and electroacoustic works. His other Symphonies are Nos. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra "Visions of a Wounded Earth" (1995) and 3 for Obbligato Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra "Andromoda" (1996).

Symphony No. 1 (1984)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + National Park Suite, Amusement Park Suite and Intravariations for Piano and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 943 (2007)



ALAN HOVHANESS
(1911-2000)


Born in Somerville, Massachusetts (original surname: Chakmakjian). He began piano studies at an early age and decided to devote himself to composing when he was 14. After having already composed numerous works, including operas, he studied with Leo Rich Lewis at Tufts and then at the New England Conservatory of Music under Frederick Converse. He became the organist for the St. James Armenian Apostolic Church in Watertown, Massachusetts, sparking his lifelong interest in the music of his ancestral home, and then won a scholarship at Tanglewood to study in Bohuslav Martinů's master class. He briefly taught at the New England Conservatory of Music and taught some summer sessions at the Eastman School of Music, but devoted most of his life to composition. A composer of enormous productivity, his vast catalogue of more than 500 works includes operas, operettas, ballets, film scores, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 8 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 179 "Arjuna" (1947), 12 for SATB Choir, Tape and Orchestra, Op. 188 "Choral" (1960), 13, Op. 190 "Ardent Song" (1954, rev.1960), 18, Op. 204a "Circe" (1963), 26, Op. 280 (1975), 27, Op. 285 (1976), 28, Op. 286 "Armenian II" (1976), 30 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 293 (1976), 32, Op. 296 "The Broken Wings" (1977), 33 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 307 (1977), 35 for Two orchestras (including Korean instruments), Op. 311 (1978), 36 for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 312 (1978), 37, Op. 313 (1978), 41 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 330 (1979), 42, Op. 332 (1979, 43, for Oboe, Trumpet, Timpani and String Orchestra, Op. 334 (1979), 44, Op. 339 (1980), 45 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 342 (1979), 48, Op. 355 "Vision of Andromeda" (1981), 51 for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 364 (1982), 52, Op. 372 "Journey to Vega" (1983) 54, Op. 378 (1983), 55, Op. 379 (1983), 56, Op. 380 (1983), 57 for Soprano or Tenor, Clarinet and String Orchestra, Op. 381, "Cold Mountain" (1983), 61, Op. 397 (1986), 62 for Baritone, Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 402 "Oh Let Man Not Forget These Words Divine" (1987-8), 64 for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 422 "Agiochook" (1989-90), 65, Op. 427 "Artstakh" (1991) and 67, Op. 429 "Hymn to the Mountains" (1992).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 17, No. 2 "Exile" (1936, rev. 1970)

Gil Rose/Boston Modern Orchestra Project
( + Armenian Rhapsodies Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Song of the Sea and Saxophone Concerto)
BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT BMOP 10151 (2009)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 50 and Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints)
NAXOS 8.559717 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3168) (1995)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Copland: Symphony No. 2, Milhaud: Symphony No. 1 and Serebrier: Symphony No. 1)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2347 (2009)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 132 "Mysterious Mountain" (1955)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Lousadzak and Harrison: Symphony No. 2)
NIMBUS NI 2512 (2008)
(original CD release: MUSIC MASTERS 7021-2) (1989)

Lucien de Groote/Charleston (SC) Symphony
( + Respighi: Pines of Rome)
TRUTONE RECORDS 520503 (private LP) (1979)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Griffes: The White Peacock, Ives: Three Places in New England, Piston: The Incredible Flutist - Suite and Schuman: New England Triptych)
DORIAN DOR 90224 (1996)

Jesús López-Cobos/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
( + Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan, D. Brubeck: Joy in the Morning Suite; Rouse: Into the Light and R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration)
TELARC CD-80462 (1997)

Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Stravinsky : Le Baiser de la Fée - Divertimento and Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite)
RCA VICTOR LIVING STEREO 09026-61957-2 (1995)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LSC-2251) (1959)

Gerard Schwarz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 50 and 66 and Storm on Mount Wildcat)
TELARC CD-80604 (2003)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + And God Created Great Whales, Prayer of St. Gregory, 4 Bagatelles, String Quartet s No. 2 - Excerpts and The Flowering Peach)
DELOS DE 3421 (2011)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3157) (1994)

Vilem Sokol/Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Mennin: Folk Overture; R.Turner:Opening Night; Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 2; Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2, Haydn: Symphony No. 88 and Mussorgsky/ Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition)
SEATTLE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (private issue, 3 LPs) (1966)

Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9, Riegger: New Dance and Creston: Toccata)
CALA RECORDS CACD 0539 (2004)

John Williams/London Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Williams: The Five Sacred Trees, Takemitsu: Tree Line and Picker: Old and Lost Rivers)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 62729 (1997)

George C. Wilson/National Music Camp Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture and Stravinsky: Firebird Suite)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1966-20 (private LP) (1966)

George C. Wilson/National Music Camp Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor and Thomas: Mignon Overture)
SILVER CREST/NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1971-20 (private LP) (1971)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 148 (1956)

Vakhtang Jordania/KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul
( + Mystery of the Holy Martyrs)
SOUNDSET RECORDINGS SR1004 (2000)

Leopold Stokowski/Symphony of the Air (rec. 1956)
( + Harris: Symphony No. 7, Hanson: Symphony No. 4, K.A. Hartmann: Symphony No. 2, Hindemith: Symphony in E flat and Stravinsky: Symphony in C)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2379-89 (2 CDs) (2011)


Symphony No. 4 for Wind Orchestra, Op. 165 (1958)

Robert Austin Boudreau/American Wind Symphony Orchestra
( + Ginastera: Doce Preludios Americanos, Goldman: Golden Gate March, Rodrigo: Adagio and Tuur: In the Memory of Clear Water)
AMERICAN WIND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AWSO-110 (1995)

Keith Brion/Royal Scottish Academy Wind Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 20 and 53, Prayer of St. Gregory and Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places)
NAXOS 8.559207 (2005)

Robert Hawkins/Cumberland Forest Music Camp Directors Band
( + Persichetti: Symphony No. 6)
CENTURY 32093 (LP) (c. 1960s)

William Revelli/University of Michigan Symphonic Band (rec. 1968)
( + Dahl: Sinfonietta, Giannini: Symphony No. 3, Gould: Symphony No. 4, and Nelhybel: Prelude and Fugue)
GOLDEN CREST CRS-4214 (3 LPs) (1981)

A. Clyde Roller/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Giannini: Symphony No. 4 and Gould: Symphony No. 4 )
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434320-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90366) (1964)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind Ensemble
( + Palmer: Choric Song and Toccata and Ives: Inter-Collegiate March)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE-2 (LP) (c. 1969)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 170 "Short" (1953-63)

Vilem Sokol/Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Mennin: Folk Overture; R.Turner:Opening Night; Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 2; Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2, Haydn: Symphony No. 88 and Mussorgsky/ Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition)
SEATTLE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (private issue, 3 LPs) (1966)

Symphony No.6 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 173 "Celestial Gate" (1959)

Richard Auldon Clark/Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
( + Mountains and Rivers Without End, Haroutiun, Prayer of St. Gregory and Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC-7221-2 (1994)

Alan Hovhaness/Polyphonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 25 and Prayer of St. Gregory)
CRYSTAL CD 807 (1994)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1017) (1975)

Rudolf Werthen/I Fiamminghi
( + Prayer of St. Gregory, Tzaikerk, Prelude and Quadruple Fugue, Alleluia and Fugue for String Orchestra and Concerto No. 7 for Orchestra)
TELARC CD-80392 (1995)


Symphony No. 7 for Wind Orchestra, Op. 178 "Nanga Parvat" (1959)

Keith Brion/North Jersey Wind Symphony
( + Symphony No. 14, Return and Rebuild Desolate Places and Hymn to Yerevan )
MACE MXX 9099 (LP) (1971)

Keith Brion/Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 14 and 23)
NAXOS 8.559385 (2010)

David Whitwell/University of Montana Symphonic Band
( + Giovannini: Overture in B flat and Stravinsky: Circus Overture)
EDUCATIONAL RECORD REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL BP-127 (LP) (1970)


Symphony No. 9, Op. 80/180 "St Vartan" (1950)

Alan Hovhaness (conductor and piano)/John Wilbraham (trumpet)/National Philharmonic Orchestra of London
( + Horn Concerto)
CRYSTAL CD 802 (1986)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1013/UNICORN RHS 317 (1973)

Carlos Surinach/MGM Chamber Orchestra
MGM E3453 (LP) (1957)


Symphony No. 10, Op. 184 "Vahaken" (1959)

Chung Park/Frost Symphony Orchestra [18:55]
( + Ode to the Temple of Sound, Floating World and Meditation on Zeami)
CENTAUR CRC 2954 (2008)


Symphony No. 11, Op. 186 "All Men are Brothers" (1960, rev. 1969)

Alan Hovhaness/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Armenian Rhapsody No. 1, Prayer of St. Gregory and Tzaikerk)
CRYSTAL CD 801 (1985)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1001/UNICORN UNS 243 (1971)


Symphony No. 14 for Wind Orchestra, Op. 194 "Ararat" (1960)

Keith Brion/North Jersey Wind Symphony
( + Symphony No. 7, Return and Rebuild Desolate Places and Hymn to Yerevan )
MACE MXX 9099 (LP) (1971)

Keith Brion/Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 23)
NAXOS 8.559385 (2010)


Symphony No. 15, Op. 199 "Silver Pilgrimage" (1962)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Concerto No. 7 for Orchestra and Magnificat)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0006 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-662) (1966)

Anthony Spain/Andrea Mogil (flute)/Northwest Symphony Orchestra
( + Mystical Mountains, Mountain of Prophecy, Young: Symphony No. 1 and Short: Mount Takhoma)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7399-2) (2001)

Symphony No. 16, Op. 202 "Kayakeum" (1962)

anonymous performers
( + Prayer of St. Gregory, Piano Quintet and Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra)
POSEIDON 1003 (private LP) (c. 1963)


Symphony No. 17, Op. 203 for 6 Flutes, 3 Trombones and 5 Percussion "Symphony for Metal Orchestra" (1963)

Ronald P. Socciarelli/Ithaca High School Concert Band
( + Symphony No. 20)
MARK MM 1112) (LP) (1971)

Richard Auldon Clark/Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
( + Khrimian Hairig, The Holy City, Psalm and Fugue No. 1 and
Kohar)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7289-2H1 (1995)


Symphony No. 19, Op. 217 "Vishnu" (1966)

Alan Hovhaness/Sevan Philharmonic
( + Requiem and Resurrection)
CRYSTAL CD 805) (1990)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1012) (1973)


Symphony No. 20 for Wind Orchestra, Op. 223 "Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain" (1968)

Keith Brion/Royal Scottish Academy Wind Orchestra
( +Symphonies Nos. 4 and 53, Prayer of St. Gregory and Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places)
NAXOS 8.559207 (2005)

Ronald P. Socciarelli/Ithaca High School Concert Band
( + Symphony No. 17)
MARK MM 1112) (LP) (1971)


Symphony No. 21 for 2 Trumpets and Strings, Op. 234 "Etchmiadzin" (1968)

Alan Hovhaness/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Armenian Rhapsody No. 3 op. 189, Mountains and Rivers Without End and
Fra Angelico)
CRYSTAL CD 804 (1988)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1004) (1971)/UNICORN RHS 322) (1975)


Symphony No. 22, Op. 236 "City of Light" (1970)

Alan Hovhaness/Seattle Symphony
( + Symphony No. 50)
DELOS DE 3137 (1992)
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.559158 (2003)

Vilem Sokol/Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1, Mussorgsky: Pictures at an
Exhibition, Penderecki: Dies Irae, Fauré: Requiem, Verrall: Divertimento and Respighi: Church Windows)
PREMIERE RECORDS PC-174 (3-LP private issue) (1974)


Symphony No. 23 for Large Concert Band and Brass Ensemble ad libitum, Op. 249 "Ani" (1972)

Keith Brion/Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 14)
NAXOS 8.559385 (2010)

Alan Hovhaness/Highline and Shoreline College Bands
( + Spirit of Ink)
CRYSTAL CD 809 (2003)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1015) (1974)


Symphony No. 24 for Tenor Solo, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 273 "Majnun" (1973)

Alan Hovhaness/Martyn Hill (tenor)/John Wilbraham (trumpet)/Sidney Sax ( violin)/ John Alldis Choir/National Philharmonic Orchestra of London
CRYSTAL CD 803 (1987)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1016) (1975)


Symphony No. 25, Op. 275 "Odysseus" (1973)

Alan Hovhaness/Polyphonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Prayer of St. Gregory)
CRYSTAL CD 807 (1994)
(original LP release: POSEIDON 1014/UNICORN RHS 335) (1974)


Symphony No. 29 for Baritone Horn, Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 289 "Euphonium" (1976)

George C. Wilson/Henry Charles Smith (euphonium)/National Music Camp High School Symphonic Band
( + Fletcher: Vanity Fair Overture, Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 - Excerpt and
Teike: Alte Kameraden March)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1977-18 (private LP) (1977)

Keith Brion/Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Ohio State Concert Band
( + Symphony No. 53, The Flowering Peach and Symphony No. 20: Movement 3)
DELOS DE 3158 (1994)


Symphony No. 31 for String Orchestra, Op. 294 "Starry Night" (1977)

Louis Richmond/Northwest Chamber Orchestra
( + Celestial Canticle, Presentiment and Mysterious Harp)
PANDORA PAN 3002 (LP) (1979)

Gerard Schwarz/Northwest Sinfonia [22:10]
( + Symphony No. 31, Celestial Canticle, Tale of the Sun Goddess Going Into the Stone
House: Aria)
CRYSTAL CD 811 (1995)


Symphony No. 34, Op. 310 "Bass Trombone" (1977)

Yoshiyuki Yamagishi/Douglas Yeo (bass trombone)/Tokyo Artists Ensemble (rec. 1997)
( + Rimsky-Korsakov: Trombone Concerto, D.White: Tetra Ergon, Joplin: Solace, David Fetter: Profile and Boller: Of Mountains)
DIE LETZTE POSAUNE 51955 (private CD) (2001)


Symphony No. 38 for Coloratura Soprano and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 314 (1978)

Alan Hovhaness/Hinako Fujihara (coloratura)/Seattle Symphony
( + Armenian Rhapsodies Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and Concerto No. 10 for Piano, Ttrumpet and Strings)
KOCH SCHWANN CD 3-7422-2 (1997)

Alan Hovhaness/Hinako Fujihara (coloratura)/Verne Nicodemus (trumpet)/Linda Orr (flute)/Linda Melsted (violin)/Northwest Chamber Orchestra
( + My Soul is a Bird and Lullaby)
PANDORA PAN 3002 (LP) (1979)


Symphony No. 39 for Guitar and Orchestra, Op. 321 "Guitar" (1978)

Vakhtang Jordania/Michael Long (guitar)/KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul
( + Symphony No. 46)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7208-2 (1993)


Symphony No. 40, Op. 324 "Brass Quintet" (1978-80)

Alan Hovhaness/Stephanie Ardao (violin)/Interlochen Arts Academy
String Orchestra, Brass and Timpani
( + Glory Sings the Setting Sun)
FUJIHARA FUJI 1004 (LP) (c. 1982)


Symphony No. 46, Op. 347 "To the Green Mountains" (1980)

Vakhtang Jordania/KBS Symphony Orches tra, Seoul
( + Symphony No. 39)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7208-2 (1993)


Symphony No. 47, Op. 348 "Walla Walla, Land of Many Waters" (1980)

R. Lee Fiese /Hinako Fujihara (coloratura)/Walla Walla Symphony
FUJIHARA FUJI 1003 (LP) (c. 1982)


Symphony No. 49 for String Orchestra, Op. 356 "Christmas Symphony" (1981)

Gerard Schwarz/Northwest Sinfonia [22:10]
( + Symphony No. 31, Celestial Canticle, Tale of the Sun Goddess Going Into the Stone
House: Aria)
CRYSTAL CD 811 (1995)


Symphony No. 50, Op. 360 "Mount St. Helens" (1982)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + Symphony No. 1 and Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints)
NAXOS 8.559717 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3137) (1992)

Gerard Schwarz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 66 and Storm on Mount Wildcat)
TELARC CD-80604 (2003)


Symphony No. 53 for Concert Band, Op. 377 "Star Dawn" (1983)


Keith Brion/Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Ohio State Concert Band
( + Symphony No. 29, The Flowering Peach and Symphony No. 20: Movement 3)
DELOS DE 3158 (1994)

Keith Brion/Royal Scottish Academy Wind Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 20, Prayer of St. Gregory and Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places)
NAXOS 8.559207 (2005)


Symphony No. 59, Op. 395 "Bellevue" (1986)

R. Joseph Scott/Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
FUJIHARA FUJI 1005 (private LP) (1986)


Symphony No. 60, Op. 396 "To the Appalachian Mountains" (1985)

Gerard Schwarz/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Krimean Hairig and Guitar Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS 8.559294 (2006)


Symphony No. 63, Op. 411 "Loon Lake" (1988)

Stewart Robertson/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Fanfare for the New Atlantis and Guitar Concerto No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559336 (2008)


Symphony No. 66, Op. 428 "Hymn to Glacier Peak" (1992)

Gerard Schwarz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 50 and Storm on Mount Wildcat)
TELARC CD-80604 (2003)



ALBERT HURWIT
(b. 1931)


Born in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard College and Tufts Medical School. He was a radiologist by profession and began composing late in life. Having had only piano lessons as a child, he could neither read nor write music. His Symphony was realized with the help of professional musicians including the conductor Michael Lankester.

Symphony No. 1 "Remembrance" (2000-2)

Michael Lankester/Klezmer band, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
MSR CLASSICS MS 1134 (2005)



KAREL HUSA
(b. 1921)

Born in Prague. He studied at the Prague Conservatory where he studied composition with Jaroslav Řidký and conducting with Pavel Dědeček and Václav Talich. He then went on to Paris for further study at the École Normale de Musique and the Paris Conservatory where his teachers included Arthur Honneger and Nadia Boulanger for composition and André Cluytens and Jean Fournet for conducting. He emigrated to America in 1954 and then taught at Cornell University and Ithaca College. He has composed prolifically in various genres especially in works for orchestra and chamber groups.

Symphony No. 1 (1953)

Karel Husa/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for Woodwind Quintet with Strings, Landscapes and Mosaics)
COMPOSERS RECORDINGS CRI CD 592 (1994)
(original LP release: COMPOSERS RECORDINGS CRI SD 261) (1971)


Symphony No. 2 "Reflections" (1983)

Emily Freeman Brown/Bowling Green Philharmonia
( + Freund: Freund, S. Adler: Requiescat in Pace, Ryan: Ophélie and Schrude: Into Light)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 321 (1999)

Barry H. Kolman/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Fresque and Music for Prague)
MARCO POLO 8.223640 (1994)


Sinfonietta for Orchestra, Op. 4 (1947)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Prague Philharmonia
( + Overture for Large Orchestra, Sonatina for Piano, Suite for Viola and Piano and Sonatina for Violin and Piano)
CLARTON CQ 0049-2 (2008)



ANTHONY IANNACCONE
(b. 1943)


Born in Brooklyn, New York. He first studied composition privately with Aaron Copland and Vittorio Giannini and then with Giannini, David Diamond and Nicolas Flagello at the Manhattan School of Music where he earned a master's degree. His doctorate came from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Samuel Adler and Warren Benson. He initially supported himself as a part-time teacher at the Manhattan School of Music and as an orchestral violinist. He then taught composition for more than 30 years at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti where he founded an electronic music studio, and has conducted the ensemble Collegium Musicum. His catalogue of over 50 works includes orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal compositions. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Passage to Whitman" (1965) and 2 (1966).

Symphony No. 3 "Night Rivers" (1990-92)

José M. Florèncio Jr./Cracow Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
( + Myers: Symphony and Redmann: Fiasko)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3019 (1998)

Anthony Iannaccone/Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Waiting for Sunrise on the Sound, West End Express, Fantasias on two Appalachian Folksongs and Divertimento for Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 486 (2002)

Russell Reed/Plymouth (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture, Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture, Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite + Broadway medleys)
PLYMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 4DO21 (1994)



ANDREW IMBRIE
(1921-2007)


Born in New York City. He began his musical training as a pianist when he was 4 and decades later went to Paris to study briefly with Nadia Boulanger. Returning to the United States, he attended Princeton University where he studied with Roger Sessions, He then went to the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his M.A. in Music and continued to study with Sessions. He then taught composition, theory, and analysis at Berkeley for the next 40 years and also served as a visiting professor at many importat schools and had a regular teaching post at the San Francisco Conservatory. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1965) and 2 (1970) and also a Chamber Symphony (1968).

Symphony No. 3 (1969)

Harold Farberman/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade and Cello Sonata)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 632 (1994)
(original LP release: CRI SD 308) (1973)



KAMRAN INCE
(b. 1960)


Born in Glendive, Montana, to Turkish parents who took him back to Turkey when he was six years old. He entered the Ankara State Conservatory at age ten where he began studying cello and piano, and took composition lessons with Ilhan Baran. He then entered the Izmir University where he studied composition with Muammer Sun but returned to the United States and enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio. There he received his Bachelor of Music degree and went on to complete his Master's and Doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music. His teachers there included David Burge, for piano, Joseph Schwantner, Christopher Rouse, Samuel Adler and Barbara Kolb for composition. He became a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then joined the faculty of the University of Memphis, where he teaches composition and co-directs the University of Memphis Imagine New Music Festival. In addition, he also founded and directed the Center for Advanced Research in Music at Istanbul Technical University. He has composed orchestral, chamber and piano works. His Symphony No. 1 "Castles in the Air" (1989) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 "Fall of Constantinople" (1994)

Kamran Ince/Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.572554 (2011)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Remembering Lycia and Arches)
DECCA 455151-2 (1998)

Symphony No. 3 "Siege of Vienna" (1995)

Kamran Ince/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Domes)
NAXOS 8.557588 (2005)


Symphony No. 4 "Sardis" (2000)

Kamran Ince/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Domes)
NAXOS 8.557588 (2005)


Symphony No. 5 "Galatasaray" (2005)

Kamran Ince/Anil Kirkyildiz (boy soprano)/Turkish Ministry of Culture Choir/Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2005)
( + Requiem Without Words, Hot, Red, Cold, Vibrant and Before Infrared)
NAXOS 8.572553 (2011)



BRIAN ISRAEL
(1951-1986)


Born in Bronx, New York. He studied with Lawrence Widdoes, Ulysses Kay, Robert Palmer, Burrill Phillips and Karel Husa at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He joined the Syracuse University School of Music faculty upon completion of his graduate studies and taught composition, theory, and music history, remaining there until his untimely death from leukemia. A prolific composer, his catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 (1976), 4 for Women's Chorus and Orchestra (1984), 5 for Men's Chorus and Organ (1983-4) and 6 for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra (1986), as well as 2 Sinfoniettas (1983. 1985).

Symphony No. 1 for Band (1972-4)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind
( + F. Geissler: Variations on a modern American trumpet tune and Ives: Circus Band March)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE-14 (LP) (1974)


Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble (1981)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind Ensemble
( + Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE-35 (LP) (1985)



CHARLES IVES
(1874-1954)


Born in Danbury, Connecticut. His father was a bandleader in the American Civil War who was a strong influence with his open-minded approach to musical theory that encouraged his son to experiment in bitonal and polytonal harmonizations. The younger Ives became a church organist at the age of 14 and wrote various hymns and songs for church services. Yale University under the conservative composer Horatio Parker. Ives entered the insurance industry and composed in almost virtual obscurity for the rest of his life though he did win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1947 for a work composed almost a half century earlier! After his death, he was recognized as one of America's most important and progressive composers. His compositional output was vast and covered the genres of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1895-8)

Harold Farberman/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 and 4 and Hallowe'en)
VANGUARD CARDINAL SERIES VCS 10032-4/VANGUARD VSL11039-41 (3 LPs) (1968)

Morton Gould/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Ives/Schuman: Variations on "America" and The Unanswered Question)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LSC 2893/RCA VICTOR SB6687 (LP) (1966)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10032 (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9053) (1992)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Central Park in the Dark)
HYPERION CDA 67540 (2006)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 and 4, Three Places in New England and Second Orchestral Set)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 466745-2 (2000)
(original LP release: LONDON CS 6816/DECCA SXL 6592) (1973)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Three Places in New England and Robert Browning Overture)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 89851 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7111/CBS BRG 72683) (1968)

James Sinclair/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Ives/D. Porter: Emerson Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.559175 (2003)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and various hymns)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 44939 (1991)


Symphony No. 2 (1899-1902)

F. Charles Adler/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS SPA-39 (LP) (c. 1955)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark and miniatures)
SONY CLASSICAL SK94731 (2005)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6889/CBS BRG 72451) (1966)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark, Tone Roads No. 1, Gong on the Hook and Ladder and Hallowe'en)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 429220-2 (1990)

Harold Farberman/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 and 4 and Hallowe'en)
VANGUARD CARDINAL SERIES VCS 10032-4/VANGUARD VSL11039-41 (3 LPs) (1968)

Bernard Herrmann/London Symphony Orchestra
and Second Orchestral Set)
LONDON/DECCA WEEKEND CLASSICS 433017-2 (1991)
(original LP release: LONDON PHASE 4 SPC 21086/ DECCA PHASE 4 PFS4251) (1972)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10032 (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9380) (1996)

James Levine/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Harbison: Symphony No. 3 and Gershwin: Cuban Overture)
OEHMS OC507 (2004)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and General William Booth Enters into Heaven)
HYPERION CDA 67525 (2006)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 and 4, Three Places in New England and Second Orchestral Set)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 466745-2 (2000)
(original LP release: LONDON CSA 2246 {2 LPs}/DECCA SXL 6753) (1976)

Ludovic Morlot/Seattle Symphony
( + Gershwin: An American in Paris and Carter: Instances)
SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA SSM 1003 (2014)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026 63316-2 (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL 1-0663) (1974)

Kenneth Schermerhorn/Nashville Symphony Orchestra
( + Robert Browning Overture)
NAXOS 8.559076 (2000)

Stephen Somary/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Cowell: Symphonic Set and Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915)
CLAVES 9806 (1998)

Michael Stern/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Universe Symphony)
COL LEGNO WWE1CD200074 (2004)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 46440 (1991)
(original LP release: CBS MASTERWORKS IM 37300) (1982)


Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting" (1904)


Richard Bales/National Gallery Orchestra
( + Three Places in New England and Piano Sonata No. 1)
EL RECORDS 146 (2008)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60202 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6843/CBS BRG 72458) (1966)

Dennis Russell Davies/St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + Copland: Symphony No. 2 and Appalachian Spring)
PRO ARTE CDD 140 (1985)
(original LP release: PRO ARTE PAD 149) (1983)

Harold Farberman/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, Set for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra and The Circus Band)
VANGUARD VCD 72030 (1988)
(original release: VANGUARD CARDINAL SERIES VCS 10032-4/VANGUARD VSL11039-41 {3 LPs}) (1968)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Mennin: Symphony No. 5 and Schuman: New England Triptych
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 432755-2 (1991)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90149/MERCURY MMA IIOIO) (1958)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and General William Booth Enters into Heaven)
HYPERION CDA 67525 (2006)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 4, Three Places in New England and Second Orchestral Set)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 466745-2 (2000)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 845) (1976)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL (Japan) 38301
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LSC 3060/RCA RED SEAL SB6798) (1969)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
( + Three Places in New England and The Unanswered Question)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439869-2 (1994)

James Sinclair/Northern Sinfonia
( + Washington's Birthday, The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark, Country Band March and Overture and March "1776")
NAXOS 8.559087 (2003)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Three Places in New England, The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark, Fugue in 4 Keys on The Shining Shore and March No. 3 with "My Old Kentucky Home")
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-61222-2 (1992)

Michael Stern/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Robert Browning Overture and 4 Ragtime Dances)
COL LEGNO WWE1CD20225 (2007)

Reginald Stewart/Baltimore Little Symphony
( + Donovan: Suite for string Orchestra and Oboe)
VANGUARD VRS 468 (LP) (1955)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 46440 (1991)
(original LP release: CBS MASTERWORKS IM 37823) (1985)


Symphony No. 4 (1909-16)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Three Places in New England and Second Orchestral Set)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 466745-2 (2000)
(original CD release: DECCA 443172-2 (1994)

Harold Farberman/Ambrosian Singers/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Set for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra and The Circus Band)
VANGUARD VCD 72030 (1988)
(original release: VANGUARD CARDINAL SERIES VCS 10032-4/VANGUARD VSL11039-41 {3 LPs}) (1968)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Chorus/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Central Park in the Dark)
HYPERION CDA 67540 (2006)

Seiji Ozawa/Tanglewood Festival Chorus/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Three Places in New England and Central Park in the Dark)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 423243-2 (1988)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 787) (1977)

José Serebrier/John Alldis Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026 63316-2/CHANDOS CHAN 83987 (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL1-0589) (1974)

Leopold Stokowski/José Serebrier and David Katz (associate conductors)/Schola Cantorum New York Members/American Symphony Orchestra
( + Robert Browning Overture, Majority, They are Here, Nov 2, 1920 and Lincoln, the Great Commoner)
SONY PORTRAIT MPK 46726 (1992)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6775/CBS SBRG 72403) (1965)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and various hymns)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 44939 (1991)


Holidays "A Symphony: New England Holidays" (1904-13)

Leonard Bernstein/Camerata Singers/New York Philharmonic
( + The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark and Carter: Concerto for Orchestra)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60203 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7147) (1968)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Leipzig Radio Choir/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Central Park in the Dark)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0032462BC (2003)

Donald Johanos/Southern Methodist University Choir/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Siegmeister: Western Suite, Copland: Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare for the Common Man, Billy the Kid - Suite, Rodeo - 4 Dance Episodes, Gould: American Suite and Sousa: Marches, etc.)
VOX BOX CDX5182 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TV-34146S) (1968)

Eugene Ormandy/Temple University Chorus/Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL (Japan) 38202
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL ARL 1-1249) (1975)

William Strickland/Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra of Tokyo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra/ Iceland State Radio Chorus/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
CRI 190 SD (LP) (1964)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Chicago Symphony Chorus/ Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark)
SONY CLASSICAL MK 42381 (1988)

Michael Tilson Thomas/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Appalachian Spring)
AVIE 8219360034-2 (2010)

David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Chorus/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Three Places in New England and They are There)
DECCA ROSETTE COLLECTION 4761537 (2004)
(original CD release: ARGO 4448602) (1996)


Universe Symphony (completed by L. Austin) (1911-28/1994)

Johnny Reinhard/American Festival of Microtonal Music Ensemble (arr. J. Reinhard)
THE STEREO SOCIETY 7 (2007)

Gerhard Samuel/Cincinnati Philharmonic
( + Orchestral Set No. 2 and The Unanswered Question)
CENTAUR CRC2205 (1994)

Michael Stern/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
COL LEGNO WWE1CD200074 (2004)


Concord Symphony (orch. by H. Brant of the Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord") (1910-15/1995)

Michael Tilson Thomas/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra)
AVIE SFS0038 (2011)



JEFFREY JACOB
(b. 1948)


He received his education from the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the Peabody Conservatory (Doctorate) and counts as his principal teachers, Mieczyslaw Munz, Carlo Zecchi, and Leon Fleisher. He is best known as a pianist who specializes in contemporary music but has also composed a number of works for orchestra. He has recently composed his Symphony No. 4 "Wanderer Fantasy".

Symphony (No. 1) "Winter Lightning" (1991-2)

Toshiyuki Shimada/Stanislav Behal (piano)/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Carol of the Bells and In Memoriam)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3057 (2005)
(original CD release: VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3047) (1998)


Symphony No. 2 (1994)

Eduardo Garcia Barrios/Orchestra of Baja California
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, At the Still Point and De Profundis)
CENTAUR CRC 2346 (2000)


Symphony No. 3 (2009)

Daniel Spalding/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Yasinitsky: Flute Concertino and Magic)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3061 (2009)



ROBERT JAGER
(b. 1939)


Born in Binghamton, New York. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan. For four years he served in the United State Navy as the Staff Arranger/Composer at the Armed Forces School of Music. He then taught for thirty years at Tennessee Tech University and is now a professor emeritus from that institution. He has composed works for orchestra, band, chamber groups and chorus. His Sinfonia Hungarica for Band (1998) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 1 for Band (1965)

Dan Hearn/Tennessee Technological University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Tennessean March, Chorale and Toccata and Stars and Bars March)
CENTURY 34008 (LP)

Takayoshi Suzuki/Tad Wind Symphony
(+ Camphouse: Symphonic Fanfare and Gillingham: Be Thou My Vision)
WINDSTREAM CD WST-25007 (2007)

Hristo Tonev/Wind Orchestra
( + Chance: Symphony No. 2 and Meliksetian: Armenian Rhapsody)
BALKANTON BCA 12592 (LP) (1970s)


Symphony No. 2 for Band "The Seal of the Three Laws" (1976)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Nobilissima, Persichetti: Symphony No. 6 and Divertimenti)
KOSEI KOCD-3504 (1986)


Sinfonia Nobilissima for Band (1965)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto, Concerto for Band, In Terra Pax and Stars and Bars March)
KOSEI KOCD-3076 (1988)

Robert Jager/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Persichetti: Symphony No. 6 and Divertimenti)
KOSEI KOCD-3504 (1986)

Randolph Kummer/1981 Illinois Summer Youth Music Junior Concert Band II
( + Arnold: Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo, LaPlante: Overture on a Minstrel Tune, Paulson: Epinicion, C. Smith: Santiago Carnival and C. Williams: Dedicatory Overture)
DELTA CUSTOM RECORDS DRS 81M 155 (LP) (1981)

Thomas Stidham/Univ. of Kansas 1972 Midwestern Musi and Art Camp Red Band
( + Finlayson: Storm King, Giovannini: Overture in B-flat, Lo Presti: Elegy for a Young American, Riegger: Dance Rhythms, Wagner: Procession to the Catherdral and C. Williams: The Patriots)
AUDIO HOUSE AHSARS 12672 (LP) (1972)

Kazumasa Watanabe/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + Sparke : Symphony for Band "Earth, Water, Sun, Wind", R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Waltzes and Don Juan)
FONTEC FOCD9156 (2001)


Sinfonietta (1969)

William J. Moody/University of Texas Symphonic Band
( + Holst: Hammersmith, Husa: Saxophone Concerto, and Milhaud: Gloria Victoribus)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 1971-2 (LP) (1971)

 


PHILIP JAMES
(1890-1975)

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey. At an early age he began piano, violin and theory lessons, and served as choirboy in several New Jersey churches. He then studied organ with J. Warren Andrews and began advanced harmony and counterpoint lessons with Homer Norris. He also studied composition with Rubin Goldmark, Elliott Schenck, and Rosario Scalero, as well as organ with Joseph Bonnet and Alexandre Guilmant in Paris. After World War I, Victor Herbert heard hired him as conducter of the Victor Herbert Opera Company. James later co-founded and became the first conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He then taught for more than two decades at New York University where he headed the music department. He composed orchestral, band, chamber, organ and choral works. His orchestral output included a Symphony No. 2 (1946) and a Sinfonietta (1938).

Symphony No. 1 (1943)

F. Charles Adler/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS SPA-38 (LP) (1954)



JACK JARRETT
(b. 1934)

Born in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his B.A. from the University of Florida, an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, a Diploma in Conducting from the Berlin Hochschule für Musik and a Doctor of Music in Composition from Indiana University. Major teachers have included Boris Blacher, Bernhard Heiden, Erich Peter, and Tibor Kozma. He is currently Professor of Composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and previously taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Richmond and Dickinson College. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works. His catalogue also includes a Choral Symphony on American Poems for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1965).

Symphony No. 1 (1996)

Julius Williams/Dvorak Symphony Orchestra
( + Southers: Symphony, McQuillan: Romanza for Solo Violin and Orchestra and Denisch: Golden Fanfare)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 704 (2004)



A. PAUL JOHNSON
(b. 1955)


Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is now a Florida-based composer, conductor and writer. Having no comfort with academic composition departments, he had private tutorials from composers Carlisle Floyd, Thomas Briccetti, and Michael Colgrass. He has composed both classical and popular music including 3 other Symphonies and a Sinfonietta.

Symphony No. 1 "The Romantic" (1995)

Roger Briggs/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade No. 4, Mofro 'N' Mo Overture and Oboe Concerto)
MMC RECORDINGS 2145 (2006)



JAMES P. JOHNSON
(1894-1955)


Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. As a boy, Johnson studied classical music and ragtime in New York City. With perfect pitch and excellent recall he was soon able to pick out on the piano tunes that he had heard, he soon gained a reputation as a formidable pianist of ragtime and jazz. He worked as an accompanist for many singers who were major recording artists. He composed many popular songs, film scores and a number of symphonic works.

Harlem Symphony (1932)

Marin Alsop/The Concordia Orchestra
( + Concerto Jazz a Mine, Victory Stride, American Symphonic Suite, Drums: A Symphonic Suite and Charleston
NIMBUS NI 2745 (2011)
(original CD release: MUSICMASTERS 67140-2 (1994)



CHARLES JONES
(1910-1997)

Born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada. After musical studies in Toronto, he settled in the United States where he studied violin at the Institute of Musical Art in New York City and then composition with Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School of Music. He then taught at Mills College in Oakland, California, the Juilliard Schoo, the Mannes College of Music and the Aspen (Colorado) School of Music. He composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1939), 2 (1957), 4 (1965) and Little Symphony for the New Year (1953).

Symphony No. 3 (1962)

Michael Adelson/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + 5 Melodies for Violin and Piano and Piano Sonata No. 2)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 752 (2005)



CHARLES "BIG" JONES
(b. 1931)

Born in Washington. D.C. He studied percussion there from an early age and studied percussion further with Richard Hochreiner, timpanist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He eventually studied composition and piano. He composed the first gospel mass in French, which was performed in Paris. He produced a record label called "Silhouettes in Courage" to promote the music of African-American composers. He has composed symphonic, chamber music, and songs.

Symphony No. 6 "The Long Quest" (1969)

Benjamin Steinberg/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Swanson: Concerto for Orchestra)
SILHOUETTES IN COURAGE SIL-K5001 (LP) (1970)



J. RANDOLPH JONES
(1910-1982)

Born in Kershaw, South Carolina. He studied piano, harmony an counterpoint in Columbia, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, and then studied at the Juilliard School of Music with James Friskin. He founded the Jersey City Philharmonic Symphony in 1939 and was its music director for many years.

Symphony No. 1 in D flat major "Southern Scenes" (1946)

J. Randolph Jones/Philharmonia Orchestra of Hamburg
( + Prelude to Night)
MANSION RECORDS MR 1300 A-B (private LP) (1950s)



SAMUEL JONES
(b. 1935)


Born in Inverness, Mississippi. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in composition under Howard Hanson, Bernard Rogers, and Wayne Barlow. He was also a conducting student of Richard Lert and William Steinberg and held conducting posts awith the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Saginaw Symphony Orchestra and guest conducted both in the United States and abroad. His compositions include three symphonies and many other orchestral works, as well as works for chorus and orchestra, opera, and chamber groups. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1959-60) and 2 for Chorus and Orchestra "Canticles of Time" (1990).

Symphony No. 3 "Palo Duro Canyon" (1992)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + Tuba Concerto)
NAXOS 8.559378 (2009)

James Setapen/Amarillo Symphony
( + Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade)
AMARILLO SYMPHONY DASOCD1 (1992)



WERNER JOSTEN
(1885-1963)

Born in Elberfeld, Germany. He studied in Munich with Rudolf Siegel and in Geneva with Émile Jaques-Dalcroze before emigrating to the United States in 1920. He became a U.S. citizen and taught at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts from a quarter of a century. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works. He also wrote a Symphony for Strings (1935).

Symphony in F (1936)

William Strickland/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Jungle, Concerto Sacro I and II and Canzona Seria "A Hamlet Monologue")
CRI CD-597 (1994)
(original LP release: CRI S-225) (1968)

 

 



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