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AMERICAN SYMPHONIES

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

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Page 1 & Index

ERNEST KANITZ
(1894-1978)

Born in Vienna, Austria. He studied in Vienna with Richard Heuberger and Franz Schreker and then taught in that city's Neue Konservatorium. The Nazi takeover of Austria in 1938 sent him to America in where he taught theory at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Marymount College in Palos Verde, California. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His orchestral catalogue includes his Symphonies Nos. 1 "Sinfonia Seria" (1964) and 2 (1965) and a Sinfonia Concertantefor Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1967).

Sinfonietta da Camara for Solo Saxophone, Violin, Piano, and Percussion (1971-2)

Jan Popper/Harvey Pittel, saxophone/Israel Baker, violin/Delores Stevens, piano/percussion ensemble
( + Violin Sonata No. 2 and Visions at Twilight)
ORION ORS 75190 (LP) (1975)



HERSHY KAY
(1919-1981)


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied orchestration with Randall Thompson and cello with Felix Salmond at Philadelphia's Curtis Insttute of Music. He then went to New York where he had a very successful career as an arranger for Broadway musicals and George Balanchine's New York City Ballet. He also orchestrated works by deceased composers such as Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Robert Kurka.

Western Symphony (1954)

Leon Barzin/New York City Ballet Orchestra
( + Thomson: Filling Station)
VOX PL 9050 (LP) (1954)

Robert Irving/New York City Ballet Orchestra
( + Stars and Stripes)
KAPP KC 9036-S (LP) (1960)



ULYSSES SIMPSON KAY
(1917-1995)


Born in Tucson, Arizona. He learned the piano, violin and saxophone as a child and then studied at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and at the Eastman School of Music where his composition teachers were Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. In addition, he attended the classes of Paul Hindemith at the Berkshire Music Festival in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. After service in World War II, he worked for Broadcast Music Inc. and then taught at Boston University, the University of California at Los Angeles and Herbert Lehman College in Bronx, New York. He composed operas, a ballet, film scores, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Sinfonia in E major (1950)

George Barati/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Binkerd: Symphony No. 2)
CRI SD 139 (LP) (1960)

 

GERALD KECHLEY
(b. 1919)

He was a Professor of Music at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Symphony No. 1 (1956)

Vilem Sokol/Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra 1979-1980")
SEATTLE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (non-commercial 4 LP set) (1980)



HOMER KELLER
(1915-1996)


Born in Oxnard, California. He studied at the Eastman School of Music where his composition teachers were Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson and then in Paris on a Fulbright Scholarship with Arthur Honegger and Nadia Boulanger. He taught at the Universities of Michigan and Oregon. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1938-9) and 2 (1947) as well as a Chamber Symphony (1941) and a Symphony for Band (1959-60).

Symphony No. 3 (1954)

William Strickland/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Goeb: Symphony No. 4 and Siegmeister: Symphony No. 3)
CITADEL CTD 88121 (1997)
(original LP release: CRI 134) (1960)

 

PETER KELLY
(b. 1965)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts. After early training in jazz, he studied classical composition with William Thomas McKinley. Kelly graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1989 and later became a record producer in the classical and jazz fields. He has composed orchestral and chamber works, as well as jazz pieces.

Symphony No. 1 (1990-1)

Robert Black/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McKinley: Symphony No. 5 and New York Overture)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3005 (1991)



ROBERT KELLY
(1916-2007)


Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He studied violin with Samuel Gardner at the Juilliard School of Music and at the Cincinnati College of Music. His composition teachers were Rosario Scalero at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Herbert Elwell at Rochester's Eastman School of Music. He then taught for 30 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1, Op. 14 "A Miniature Symphony" (1950), 3 for Orchestra or Band, Op. 39a-b "Emancipation Symphony" (1963), 4 for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra, Op. 67 "A Symphony of Rose Sonnets" (1993) and 5 for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 70 "A Choral Symphony" (1996)

Symphony No. 2, Op. 33 (1958)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Society
( + Cowell: Music 1957)
CRI 132 (LP) (1960)



GERALD KEMNER
(1932-2007)

Born in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied at the Eastman School of Music under Howard Hanson and taught composition at the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music and Dance at Kansas City.

Symphony for Alto Saxophone and Wind Band (1961)

Nilo W. Hovey/Fred Hemke (saxophone)/12th Annual South Dakota All-State Band
( + Bright: Prelude and Fugue, Jenkins: Cumberland Gap, Rozsa: Parade of the Charioteers and D. Ward: Saxophone Divertimento)
CENTURY RECORDS V 14479 (LP) (1962)



AARON JAY KERNIS
(b. 1960)


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began his musical career studying the violin and then piano before deciding at age 13 to take up composition. He then studied at the the San Francisco Conservatory with John Adams, the Manhattan School of Music with Charles Wuorinen and Elias Tanenbaum and at the Yale University School of Music with Gilbert Amy, Jacob Druckman, Morton Subotnick and Bernard Rands. He has been a full time composer and his catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His Symphony No. 3 for Soprano, Tenor, Chorus and Orchestra "Symphony of Meditations" had its première in 2009.

Symphony (No. 1) "Symphony in Waves" (1989)

Carlos Kalmar/Grant Park Orchestra
( + Newly Drawn Sky and Too Hot Toccata)
CEDILLE RECORDS CDR90000105 (2008)

Gerard Schwarz/New York Chamber Symphony
( + String Quartet No. 1)
PHOENIX USA PHCD 165 (2007)
(original CD release: ARGO 4362 872) (1992)


Symphony No. 2 (1991)

Hugh Wolff/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Musica Celestis and Invisible Mosaic III)
PHOENIX USA PHCD 160 (2007)
(original CD release: ARGO 448 900-2) (1997)



HARRISON KERR
(1897-1978)


Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied composition in Cleveland with James H. Rogers and Claus Wolfram and continued with Nadia Boulanger at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. In France, he also studied composition with Paul Vidal and conducting with Albert Wolff. He was professor of music and dean at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, for twenty years. He composed an opera, a ballet, orchestral chamber, piano and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue includes the following Symphonies: Nos. 1 (1927-9, rev. 1938), 2 (1943-5) and 3 (1953-4).

Sinfonietta da Camera (1967-8)

Donn Mills/University of Oklahoma Chamber Orchestra
( + Sonata for Violin and Piano)
CENTURY RECORDS 31380 (LP) (1968)



CARSON KIEVMAN
(b. 1949)

Born in Los Angeles, California, Carson Kievman holds a PhD from Princeton University and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has taught music theory, composition, music history and general humanities at Princeton University, Montclair State University and Troy University. He counts among his teachers the composers Olivier Messiaen, Earle Brown, James Tenney, Luigi Nono and Morton Subotnick as well as the conductor Mario di Bonaventura. He has composed more than 22 multimedia music-theater works, as well as music in other genres. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1986, withdrawn), 3 "Hurricane" (1993-5), 4 "Biodiversity" (1998) and 5 (2010).

Symphony No. 2(42) (1991)

Delta David Gier/Polish Radio Choir of Krakow Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
NEW ALBION NA081 (1995)



CHARLES KNOX
(b. 1929)


Born in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a B.F.A. in Music from the University of Georgia and subsequently earned both his M.Mus. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington where he studied composition with Bernard Heiden. He was Professor of Music at Georgia State University for over three decades. He has composed over 100 compositions to date, mostly for brass instruments and chamber groups. Among his other works is a Symphony for Band (1955), a a Symphony in D-flat for 6 Flutes, 18 Brass, and 3 Percussionists (1973) and a Symphony for Saxophone Orchestra "Odd Shapes Carry Meaning" (1996).

Symphony for 12 Brass and Percussion Instruments (1965)

Baldwin-Wallace Brass
( + Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man)
MARK 32565 (LP) (1969)

William Hill/Georgia State College Brass Ensemble
( + Trythall: Entropy, Steward:: Music for Brass No. 4, Van Vactor: Economy Band and MacInnis:: Collide-A-Scope)
GOLDEN CREST CR 4085 (LP) (1969)



ELLIS KOHS
(1916-2000)

Born in Chicago, Illinois. His early musical studies were at the San Francisco Conservatory. After his family moved to New York, he entered the Institute of Musical Art and then went to the University of Chicago where he studied composition with Carl Bricken. After he completed his master's degree there, he returned to New York for further study at the Juilliard School, taking composition with Bernard Wagenaar. In addition, he studied composition with Walter Piston and musicology with Willi Apel and Hugo Leichtentritt at Harvard University. After service in World War II as a conductor of various Army and Air Force bands, he taught at Wesleyan University, the Kansas City Conservatory,and, after relocating to California, at the College of the Pacific, Stanford University and, ultimately, at USC where he remained on the faculty for 38 years. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works. His Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra was composed in 1957.

Symphony No. 1 (1950)

F. Charles Adler/Vienna Orchestra
( + T.J. Scott:. Binorie Variations)
CRI 104 (LP) (1956)



ANTHONY KORF
(b. 1951)

Born in New York City. He began his musical training on piano, winds and percussion and received his master's degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He is a founding director of the Riverside Symphony and the contemporary music ensemble "Parnassus," both in New York City. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Symphony (No. 1) "In the Twilight" dates from 1985.

Symphony No. 2 "Blue Note" (1987)

George Rothman/Riverside Symphony
( + M. Wright: Night Scenes and Davidovsky: Divertimento)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW


Symphony No. 3 (2007)

George Rothman/Riverside Symphony
( + Presences from Aforetime and Three movements for Clarinet Solo)
BRIDGE 9294 (2009)



IGOR KORNEITCHOUK
(b. 1956)

Born in Madrid, Spain. He came to America as a child. He received his Master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and got his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California, San Diego. He is Professor of Music at San Diego Mesa College. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony "Passage" (1979)

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



ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
(1897-1957)

Born in Brünn, Moravia (now Brno, Czech Republic). His family moved to Vienna when his father became music critic of the Neue Freie Presse. A musical wunderkind, he began playing the piano and composing at a very ealy age. His father took him to Gustav Mahler, who recommended that the composer Alexander von Zemlinsky should teach him. Although he had some lessons with Robert Fuchs and Hermann Grädener, among others, Zemlinsky would be Korngold's only real teacher. He started turning out compositions, including operas that were so polished and mature that many thought they were actually written by his father. He became one of Austria's leading opera composrrs, and, with the advent of the Nazi regime sending him to America, one of the greatest of all film composers. He made several return trips to Europe in the post-World War II period for the premieres of some of his works, but died in Hollywood. Although his greatest fame rests on his movie scores, he also produced a significant catalogue of operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works, many of which have been repreatedly revived since his death. He left the sketches of a Symphony No. 2.

Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1947-52)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philharmonic
( + Variations for Orchestra and Straussiana)
CPO 999146-2 (1991)

Marc Albrecht/Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
( + Much Ado About Nothing: Suite)
PENTATONE PTC 5186 373 (2010)

Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic
( + Lieder des Abscheids)
CHANDOS CHAN 9171 (1993)

Rudolf Kempe/Munich Philharmonic
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5346 (1992)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL1-0443) (1974)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Much Ado About Nothing: Suite)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 453 436-2 (1997)

John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dance in the Old Style)
ONDINE ODE 1182-2 (2011)

Timothy Vernon/McGill Symphony Orchestra
McGILL 750043-2 (1991)

Franz Welser-Möst/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Much Ado About Nothing: Suite, Theme & Variations, Violin Sonata, 6 Einfache Lieder and Die Tote Stadt: Excerpt)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 0946832 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 556169-2) (1996)


Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5 (1912)

Werner Andreas Albert/Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
( + Der Schneemann: Prelude and Serenade and Schauspiel Overture)
CPO 999 037-2 (1991)

Gerd Albrecht/Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5311 (1991)
(original LP release: VARÈSE SARABANDE 704200) (1985)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Philharmonic
( + Sursum Corda)
CHANDOS CHAN 9317 (1995)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
DORIAN DOR-90216 (1995)



KARL KORTE
(b. 1928)

Born in Ossining, New York. He attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Peter Mennin, William Bergsma, and Vincent Persichetti. He later studied composition with Otto Luening, Goffredo Petrassi, and Aaron Copland. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1971 to 1997and then was a visiting professor at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber piano, vocal and electronic works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (c. 1950s; not extant) and 2 (1961).

Symphony No. 3 (1969)

Gerhardt Zimmermann/Louisville Orchestra
( + Josephs: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven and Hodkinson: Sinfonia Concertante)
LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA LCD-001 (1995)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS 797) (1990)



LEO KRAFT
(b. 1922)

Born in Brooklyn, New York. He holds studied composition with Karol Rathaus at Queens College of the City University of New York, Randall Thompson at Princeton University and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He then taught at Queens College and New York University. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony in One Movement (1985)

Joel Eric Suben/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Jacob Wrestles with the Angel and Pacific Bridges)
CENTAUR CRC 2756 (2005)

Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1980)

Leo Kraft/New Repertory Ensemble of New York
( + Kupferman: Sound Objects No. 10, Ghezzo: Sketches for Clarinet and Chamber Ensemble and Brings: Ghezzo: Tre Sonetti di Michelangelo).
GRENADILLA GS 1058 (LP) (1984)


Chamber Symphony No. 2 for 16 Instruments (1996)

Paul Dunkel/Chamber Ensemble
( + 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano Obbligato, Line Drawings, The Garden of Memory and "cummingsong")
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 489 (2001)



WILLIAM KRAFT
(b. 1923)

Born in Chicago, Illinois. After his family moved to California, he studied piano andtook music courses at the San Diego State College and University of California, Los Angeles. At the latter school, he studied percussion with Murray Spivack. After service in World War II, he earned his living as a percussionist in jazz bands snd then studied at the Berkshire Music Festival in Tanglewood, Massachusetts with Irving Fine for composition and Leonard Bernstein for conducting. He then went on to Columbia University where he studied with Jack Beeson, Otto Luening and Seth Bingham and also had further percussion study with Saul Goodman and Morris Goldenberg. He thus pursued the parallel careers as percussionist (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic), conductor and composer. In the latter capacity, he wrote incidental music, orchestral, band, chamber, percussion and vocal works. He composed a Symphony for Strings and Percussion in 1960-1.

Symphony of Sorrows (1995)

Paul Polivnick/Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Settings from Pierrot Lunaire, A Kennedy Portrait and Vintage Renaissance)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 561 (2003)



ERNST KRENEK
(1900-1991)

Born in Vienna. He studied there and in Berlin with Franz Schreker before working in a number of German opera houses as conductor. He composed in various modern idioms and his music was declared degenerate by the Nazis and banned, prompting his immigration to the United States where he taught at various schools. His catalogue of compositions is enormous, comprising operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Symphony "Pallas Athene", Op. 137 (1954) and Little Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 58, (1928).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1921)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 5)
CPO 999 359-2 (1996)

Hermann Scherchen/unknown orchestra
(included in collection: "A Tribute to Hermann Scherchen: The Best-Known Unknown")
TAHRA TAH 185-9 (5 CDs) (1996)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
AMADEO 415825-1 (2 LPs) (1985)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 12 (1922)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
CPO 999 255-2 (1994)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3)
AMADEO 415825-1 (2 LPs) (1985)

Lothar Zagrosek/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
DECCA 452 479-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 16 (1922)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Potpourri)
CPO 999 359-2 (1996)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2)
AMADEO 415825-1 (2 LPs) (1985)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 113 (1947)

Alun Francis/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Concerto Grosso)
CPO 777 210-2 (2011)

Symphony No. 5, Op. 119 (1947-9)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 1)
CPO 999 236-2 (1995)


Symphony for Winds and Percussion, Op. 34 (1924-25)

Vinko Globokar/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schreker: Kleine Suite, Zieritx: Praeludium and Fugue, Rathaus: Clarinet Sonata, Weill: Zur Potsdam unter den Eichen, Eisler: Palmström and Pfitzner: Lieder)
THOROFON CTH 2043 (2001)
(original release: included in collection "Musik Zwischen den Kriegen,"
THOROFON MTH 341-4 {4 LPs}) (1987)


Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 131 "La Brasileira" (1952)

Ernst Kovacic/Wroclaw Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonic Elegy, 7 Easy Pieces, Adagio and Fugue, Symphonic Piece and 5 Short Pieces)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS C 5033 (2009)

Ernst Krenek/NDR Syymphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1958)
( + 2 Piano Concerto, Transparencies, Quaestio Temporis and Kette, Kreis und Spiegel)
EMI ELECTROLA 562 858-2 (2004)

Peter Wolf/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Neue Musik aus Österreich III")
ORF 249 (2 CDs) (2002)



GAIL KUBIK
(1914-1984)

Born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. He studied at the Eastman School Music with Samuel Belov for violin, Bernard Rogers for composition and Allen McHose for theory. He also studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicage with Scott Willits for violin and Leo Sowerby for composition and then at Harvard University with Walter Piston and Nadia Boulanger. He taught violin and composition at Monmouth College in Illinois and composition and music history at Columbia University and Scripps College in Claremont, California. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works as well as film scores. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 in E flat (1946) and 3 (1956), though a 1979 two-piano reduction of the Symphony No. 1, retitled Symphony for 2 Pianos, was recorded on Orion in 1980.

Symphony No. 2 in F major (1954-6)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Goeb: Concertino II for Orchestra)
LOUISVILLE LOU 58-5 (LP) (1958)


Symphony Concertante for Trumpet, Viola, Piano and Orchestra (1952)

Gail Kubik/Arthur Hanneuse (trumpet)/Marie-Thérèse Chailley (viola)/ Frank Glazer (piano)/ Orchestre de la Radiodiffusion Française
( + Josten: The Jungle and Canzona Seria)
NEW WORLD NWCRL267 (2010)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LM-2426) (1960)



DALE KUGEL
(b. 1931)

Born in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, and was an oboist for the Portland Symphony for 6 years. After studying composition (with Robert Stoltz and Vittorio Giannini), oboe, and conducting at the Juilliard School of Music, he received his Master of Science degree, for which his Symphony was a partial requirement. He then became the music librarian of Tams-Witmark, a New York musical-theater licensing company, and produced piano-reduction scores for major broadway productions by Leonard Bernstein and others.

Symphony (1957-8)

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



MEYER KUPFERMAN
(1926-2003)

Born in New York City. After going to New York City's High School for Music and Art, he attended Queens College of the City of New York but did not graduate. He worked as a jazz clarinetist in clubs and wrote jazz arrangements while continuing to compose concert music and to study the works of his favorite composers on his own. He did some teaching at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Over the years, he built up an enormous catalogue consisting of operas, songs, orchestral and chamber works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1950), 6 "Symphony of the Yin-Yang" (1972), 7 (1974), 8 " Sinfonia Brevis" (1975), 9 (1979) and 10 "F.D.R." (1981).

Symphony No. 2 "Chamber Symphony" (1950)


Harold Farberman/Prisma Chamber Players
( + Divertimento for Orchestra, Libretto, Atto and Mask of Electra)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 112 (1995)
(original LP release: SERENUS SRS 12017) (1964)

Symphony No. 3 "Little Symphony" (1952)

Franz Litschauer/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 121 (1997)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VRS 434) (1953


Symphony No. 4 (1955)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 121 (1997)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LOU 58-4) (1958)


Symphony No. 5 "Lyric Symphony" (1955)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Variations for Orchestra, Ostinato Burlesco and Concerto for Cello and Jazz Band)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 111 (1995)
(original LP release: SERENUS SRS 12000) (1964)


Symphony No. 11 for Mezzo, Jazz Saxophonist and Orchestra "Jazz Symphony" (1988)

Juozas Domarkas/Ron Fink (saxophone)/Loretta Holkmann (mezzo)/Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Challenger)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 104 (1995)


Symphony for 12 "Twilight Symphony" (1974)

Eduardo Garcia Barrios/Orchestra of Baja California
( + Masada)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 117 (1997)


Sound Phantoms No. 8 "Sinfonia Brevis II" (1980)

Mindaugas Piecaitis/Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Quasar Symphony and Symphonic Odyssey)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 122 (1998)


Symphony for Six (1984)

Eduardo Garcia Barrios/Orchestra of Baja California members
( + Concerto for 4 Guitars and Poetics No. 9)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 124 (1999)


Symphony for Strings "And Five Quartets" (1986)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Invisible Borders and When the Air Moves)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 136 (2004)


Symphonic Odyssey (1990)

Mindaugas Piecaitis/Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Quasar Symphony and Sound Phantoms No. 8)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS 122 PRODUCTIONS CD (1998)


Quasar Symphony (1996)

Mindaugas Piecaitis/Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Odyssey and Sound Phantoms No. 8)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 122 (1998)


Winter Symphony (1997)

Meyer Kupferman/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Brevis for Flute)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 125 (1999)


Percussion Symphony "On Tibet and Tiananmen Square" (1997)

Charles Dowd/University of Oregon Percussion Ensemble
( + Tuba Concerto, Going Home '94, Into the Breach and Structues)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 135 (2003)


Lunar Symphony (1998)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Tinker Hall)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 130 (2001)


Speculum Symphony (1999)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flight Alone)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 131 (2001)


Icon Symphony (2000)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy for the Vanished, Quintet for Brass, Chamber Concerto for Flute, Piano and String Quartet and Concerto for 2 Clarinets)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONS CD 133 (2002)


Quantum Symphony (2000)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3, Violin Concerto, New Space and Sonata Occulta)
SOUNDSPELLS PRODUCTIONS CD 134 (2003)



ROBERT KURKA
(1921-1957)


Born in Cicero, Illinois. He studied violin with Kathleen Parlow and Hans Letz, but as a composer he was mostly self-taught, though he had studied for short periods under Darius Milhaud and Otto Luening and received his M.A. degree from Columbia University. He taught at City College of New York, Queens College and Dartmouth College. In his short life, he composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. Unrecorded are his Symphony No. 1, Op. 17 (1951), Chamber Symphony, Op. 3 (1948), Symphony for Strings and Brass, Op. 7 (1948) and Chamber Sinfonietta, Op. 39 (1957).

Symphony No. 2, Op. 24 (1952)

Carlos Kalmar/Grant Park Orchestra
( + Julius Caesar: Symphonic Epilogue after Shakespeare, Music for Orchestra and Serenade for Small Orchestra)
CEDILLE RECORDS CDR 90000 077 (2004)

Robert Shaw/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Barber: Intermezzo and Creston: Toccata)
VOICE OF AMERICA USC 105-106 (non-commerical LP) (1959)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Whitney: Concertino)
LOUISVILLE LOU 616 (LP) (1961)

 

JOHN LA MONTAINE
(1920-2013)

Born in Oak Park, Illinois. After earlier studies in piano and theory, he studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where his teachers included Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers. Afterwards, he studied with Rudolf Ganz at the Chicago Musical College, Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School of Music and Nadia Bouklanger at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. He performed as a pianist and was a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and choral works. He has an unrecorded Symphony No. 1, Op. 28 (1957).

Wilderness Journal-Symphony for Bass-Baritone, Organ, and Orchestra, Op. 41 (1972)

Antal Dorati/Donald Gramm (bass-baritone)/Paul Callaway (organ)/National Symphony Orchestra
FREDONIA FD-11 (LP) (1984)



LIBBY LARSEN
(b. 1950)


Born in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a pupil of Dominick Argento, Paul Fetler and Eric Stokes at the University of Minnesota. She then founded along with Stephen Paulus the Minnesota Composers' Forum and served as composer-in-residence of the Minnesota Orchestra. She has composed a large catalogue of compositions including operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works. Her Symphony No. 2 for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra "Coming Forth Into Day" (1986) and Short Symphony for Concert Band (1996) have not been recorded.


Symphony No. 1 "Water Music" (1984)

Sir Neville Marriner/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Paulus: Symphony in 3 Movements)
NONESUCH 79147-2 (2000)

Joel Revzen/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Parachute Dancing Overture and Ring of Fire)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7370-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 3 "Lyric" (1991)

Joel Revzen/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony "Water Music," Parachute Dancing Overture and Ring of Fire)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7370-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 4 for Strings (1998)

Joel Revzen/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Songs of Light and Love and Songs from Letters)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7481-2 (2000)


Symphony No. 5 "Solo Symphony" (1999)

Marin Alsop/Colorado Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Marimba "After Hampton" and Deep Summer Music)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 3-7520-2 (2001)



HENRY LAZAROF
(b. 1932)


Born in Sofia, Bulgaria. His musical studies began in Sofia and he then went to Jerusalem to study with Paul Ben-Haim and to Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia for advanced composition training with Goffredo Petrassi. Moving on to permanent settlement in America, he completed his studies at Brandeis University with Arthur Berger and Harold Shapero. He became a professor of composition at UCLA. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1978), 6 "Winds of Sorrow" (2000), 7 (2000) and Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds and Orchestra (1999).

Symphony No. 2 (1992)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Tableaux)
NAXOS 8.559159 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3133) (1993)


Symphony No. 3 for Alto, Bass Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra "Choral" (1994)

Gerard Schwarz/Terry Cook (bass baritone)/Sheila Nadler (alto)/Seattle Symphony Chorus/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Encounters with Dylan Thomas)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2519 (2001)


Symphony No. 4 for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra "In Celebration" (1996)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Chorus/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2657 (2004)


Symphony No. 5 for Solo Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1998)

Gerard Schwarz/Richard Zeller (baritone) /Seattle Symphony Chorus/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC: 2657 (2004)


Chamber Symphony (1977)

Gerard Schwarz/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Volo and Intonazione e Variazioni)
LAUREL RECORDS LR-133 (1985)

Sinfonietta (1982)

Gerard Schwarz/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony, Volo and Intonazione e Variazioni)
LAUREL RECORDS LR-133 (1985)



DAI-KEONG LEE
(1915-2005)


Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He studied with Roger Sessions at Princeton University, Frederick Jacobi at the Juilliard School of Music, Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center and Otto Luening at Columbia University. He composed operas, musical plays, a ballet, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. He wrote a Symphony No. 2 in 1952.

Symphony No. 1 in One Movement (1941-2, rev. 1946)

George Barati/Nuremburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Polynesian Suite)
CRI 195 (LP) (1964)



BENJAMIN LEES
(1924-2010)


Born in Harbin, Manchuria, China (original surname: Lysniansky). His family emigrated to San Francisco, California, when he was an infant. He studied piano as a child and then, as a teenager, piano, harmony and theory and began to compose. He then was a student of Halsey Stevens, Ingolf Dahl and Ernest Kanitz at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He had a distinguished academic career at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory of Music and in New York, at Queens College, the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. His large catalogue of music includes operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 (1953) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 (1958)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5 and Etudes for Piano and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 564-5 (2 CDs) (2003)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Cowell : Ongaku)
LOUISVILLE LOU 595 (LP) (1959)


Symphony No. 3 with Solo Tenor Saxophone (1968)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/David Jäger (tenor saxophone)/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 and Etudes for Piano and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 564-5 (2 CDs) (2003)

Jorge Mester/Paul Orton (tenor saxophone)/Louisville Orchestra
( + Turina : Danzas Gitanas)
LOUISVILLE LS-752 (LP) (1976)


Symphony No. 4 for Mezzo-Soprano, Violin and Orchestra "Memorial Candles" (1985)

Theodore Kuchar/Kimball Wheeler (mezzo)/James Buswell (violin)National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
NAXOS 8.559002 (1998)


Symphony No. 5 "Kalmar Nyckel" (1986)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 and Etudes for Piano and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 564-5 (2 CDs) (2003)

 

JONATHAN LESHNOFF
(b.1973)

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He studied at Johns Hopkins University, the Peabody Institute and the University of Maryland. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Towson University in Maryland. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 "Forgotten Chants and Refrains" (2004)

Michael Stern/IRIS Orchestra
( + Rush and Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.559670 (2010)



JOHN LESSARD
(1920-2003)

Born in San Francisco, California. He learned the piano and trumpet as a child and then studied piano and theory with Elsie Belensky. After a brief study with Henry Cowell, he went to the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris where he studied with Nadia Boulanger, Georges Dandelot, Alfred Cortot and Lazare Lévy. He completed his studies with Boulanger at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He taught for many years at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. He composed orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works.

Sinfonietta Concertante (1961)

Harold Farberman/New Philharmonia Orchestra Members
( + Quodlibets and Fragments from the Cantos of Ezra Pound)
SERENUS SRS 12026 (LP) (1973)



LEON LEVITCH
(b.1927)


Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Interned by the Italian Fascists, his family was rescued by the United States government. After being brought to America and interned until the end of the War, Levitch acquired the skills of piano tuning while devoting himself to composition and the study of music in general. He completed his education in California, where he studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and began studying at Los Angeles City College. He then continued his studies with Roy Harris at UCLA and for more than forty years he has supported himself as a piano technician while steadily composing. He composed additional, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His Symphony No. 1 dates from 1968.

Symphony No. 2, Op. 18 "The Taos" (1983)

Mehli Mehta/American Youth Symphony
( + Elegy for Strings and Suite for Flute, String Orchestra and Harp)
CAMBRIA CD-1123 (2001)



FRANK EZRA LEVY
(b. 1930)

Born in Paris, France, the son of the Swiss composer Ernst Lévy. He has made his musical career as a cellist and as a composer in the United States while his father worked here as a teacher at various schools from 1941 until 1966. He studied composition with hs father as well as theory and composition with Hugo Kauder in New York. He attended the Juilliard School, studying cello with Leonard Rose and then studied musicology at the University of Chicago where he received his M.A. and also continued his cello studies privately with Janos Starker. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1968), 2 for Sixteen Brass and Four Percussionists (1971) and Symphony Concertante for Two Violins and Orchestra (1995).

Symphony No. 3 (1977)

Takuo Yuasa/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Cello Concerto No. 2, A Summer Overture and Rondo Tarantella)
NAXOS 8.559234 (2005)


Symphony No. 4 for Chorus and Orchestra "Structures of the Mind" (1990)

Robert Stankovsky/Slovak Radio Symphony Chorus/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Packales: I Was on the Sea and Vali: Folksongs Set No. 2)
MMC RECORDINGS 2021 (1996)



ROBERT HALL LEWIS
(1926-1996)

Born in Portland, Oregon. He studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He then continued his musical education in Europe with Nadia Boulanger and Eugène Bigot in Paris and with Hans Apostel, Ernst Krenek and Karl Schiske in Vienna. He taught at Baltimore's Goucher College and the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Johns Hopkins University. He composed orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1964) and 3 (1982-5) as well as a Sinfonia-Expression (1951).

Symphony No. 2 (1971)

Robert Hall Lewis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Perle: Three Movements for Orchestra)
CRI SD 331 (LP) (1975)


Symphony No. 4 (1990)

Robert Hall Lewis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Diptychon, Invenzione and Cantaten)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80444 (1995)



LOWELL LIEBERMANN
(b. 1961)


Born in New York City. He had piano lessons as a child and then studied at the Juilliard School of Music through his doctorate. There, he studied composition with David Diamond and Vincent Persichetti, piano with Jacob Lateiner, and conducting with László Halász. He appears as a conductor and performer of his own music. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are Nos. 1, Op. 9 (1982) and 3, Op. 113 (2010).

Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 67 (1999)

Andrew Litton/ Dallas Symphony Chorus/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Flute)
DELOS DE 3256 (2000)



HARRIS LINDENFELD
(b. 1945)


Born in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He studied composition over the years with Walter Ross, Donald MacInnis, Burrill Phillips, Karel Husa and Robert Palmer at the University of Virginia and at Cornell University. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphonia for Band (1971)

Marice Stith/Cornell University. Symphonic Band
( + Erb: Stargazing, Shostakovich: Fortinbras March, Joplin: The Entertainer, Reinecke: Manfred-Prelude and Lijnschooten: Netherlands Suite)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE 3 (LP) (1976)



DAN LOCKLAIR
(b. 1949)


Born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree from the School of Sacred Music of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. His composition teachers were Joseph Goodman, Ezra Laderman, Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner. He has been a professional organist since the age of fourteen and has taught at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and stage works

Symphony No. 1 "Symphony of Seasons" (2000-2)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Lairs of Soundings, Concerto for Harp, Phoenix and Again and in Memory-H.H.L.)
NAXOS 8.559337 (2007)


Symphony for Chamber Orchestra "In Autumn Days" (1984)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Hues, Dayspring, Concerto for Organ, Creation's Seeing Order: A Prelude for Orchestra and When Morning Stars Begin to Fall)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 517 (2002)



NIKOLAI LOPATNIKOFF
(1903-1976)


Born in Revel (now Talinn), Estonia. He studied theory at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Alexander Zhitomirsky as well as piano with V. Sakharov. He moved on to the Helsinki Conservatory for study with Erik Furuhjelm and then to Germany for further study with Hermann Grabner and Ernst Toch. Finally settling in America, he taught at various schools while continuing careers as pianist and composer. He composed operas, orchestra, chamber and solo instrumental works. Of his 4 numbered Symphonies, the unrecorded ones are Nos. 1, Op. 12(1928), 2, Op. 24 (1938-9, withdrawn) and 4, Op. 46 (1971-2) as well as a Sinfonietta, Op. 27 (1942).

Symphony No. 3, Op. 35 (1953-54)

John Barnett/National Orchestral Association (rec. 1960)
( + Violin Concerto)
PIERIAN PIR 0023 (2009)



THOMAS LUDWIG
(b. 1952)


Born in Detroit, Michigan. After early violin lessons with his father and other teachers including Mischa Mischakoff, he entered the Juilliard School of Music in New York to study violin with Ivan Galamian. He studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan and Jean Morel and also studied composition with John Corigliano. At the age of twenty, he was appointed as a conductor of the New York City Symphony and he now pursues a career as both a composer and conductor. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 2 "Child of the Zona Rosa" (1989), 3 for Strings (2000) and No. 4 (c. 2005).

Symphony (No. 1) in Two Movements "Age of Victory" (1978-81)

Thomas Ludwig/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 195 (1996)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS 778) (1983)



RAY LUKE
(1928-2010)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied theory at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and then studied theory and composition with Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He taught for 30 years at Oklahoma City University and was also director of that city's Lyric Theater and conductor of the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1959), 3 (1963) and 4 (1970).

Symphony No. 2 (1961)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Rochberg: Symphony No. 1)
LOUISVILLE S-634 (LP) (1963)

 

CLARK McALISTER
(b. 1946)

Born im Fort Worth, Texas. He studied composition with Alfred Reed and conducting with Frederick Fennell at the University of Miami. He joined the Florida Philharmonic as assistant conductor, librarian, and personnel manager. He works as an arranger and music editor. He has composed pieces for band as well as chamber works. His catalogue also includes "Pascha" (Russian Easter Symphony) for Wind symphony or Band (1996-97).

Symphonies de Noël for Band (1993)

William Silvester/Eastern Wind Symphony
( + Cheetham: Fanfare and Steeplechase, A, Reed: Joyeux Noël, Music in the Air!, Othello, Billings: Thanksgiving Anthem and Binney: Master Humphrey's Clock)
KLAVIER KCD-11132 (2003)



DANIEL McCARTHY
(b. 1955)

Born in Onekoma, Michigan. He is the Chair of Composition and Theory at the University of Akron School of Music and was previously Professor in Composition at Indiana State University where he directed the Contemporary Music Festival with the Louisville Orchestra. He has composed music in many different genres, ranging from opera to jazz and popular music.

Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Marimba and Winds (1993)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/Mark Ford (marimba)/ North Texas University Wind Ensemble
( + McTee: Timepiece, G. Walker: Canvas, D. Wilson: Vortex, Holst: Suite No. 1 and Patterson: Stomp Igor)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD-11122 (2001)


Chamber Symphony No. 2 for Bassoon and Winds (2002)

Eugene Corporon/Kathleen Reynolds (bassoon)/North Texas Wind Symphony
( + Dzubay: Ra!, Lindroth: Spin Cycle, Abe: Prism Rhapsody II, Sparke: Sunrise at Angel's Gate and Turrin: Hemispheres)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD-11137 (2003)


Chamber Symphony No. 3 for Clarinet and Orchestra (2003)

Steven Ward/Kimberly Cole (clarinet)/Interlochen Faculty Chamber Players
(included in collection: "Telling Tales-Music from the Cleveland Composers Guild")
CAPSTONE RECORDS CPS-8736 (2 CDs) (2004)


Chamber Symphony No. 4 for Saxophone and Winds "Towers of Power" (2008)

Gregg Hanson/Timothy McAllister (saxophone)/University of Arizona Wind Orchestra
( + Plog: Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble and Glass: Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1108 (2009)



HARL McDONALD
(1899-1955)

Born in Boulder, Colorado. He studied at the University of California, the University of Redlands and the Leipzig Conservatory. He was appointed a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and was also appointed as that school's Director of the Music Department, Choral Society and Glee Club. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. He composed orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His other Symphonies are Nos. 2 "The Rhumba" (1934), 3 for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra "Lamentations of Fu Hsuan" (1935) and 4 "Festival of the Workers" (1937).

Symphony No. 1 'The Santa Fe Trail" (1932)
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1940)
( + Two Hebraic Poems, Cakewalk, San Juan Capistrano, Rhumba, Dance of the Workers, From Childhood and The Legend of the Arkansas Traveler)
PRISTINE CLASSICAL PASC 402 (2014)
(from VICTOR 78s)

Children's Symphony on Familiar Tunes (1948)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Brand: Wonderful One-Hoss Shay)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-2141 (LP) (1950)

Yuzo Toyama/Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
( + Khachaturian: Gayne - Excerpts, Kabalevsky: The Comedians and Prokofiev: Winter Bonfire)
VICTOR (Japan) SJX-1106 (LP) (1980)



GEORGE FREDERICK McKAY
(1899-1970)

Born in Harrington, Washington. He was the first graduate in composition studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where he studied under Christian Sinding and Selim Palmgren. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in Seattle and began a four-decade tenure of composing, teaching and leading performing groups in concerts of contemporary and American works. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 "From a Mountain Town" (1927), 2 (1933), 3 (1939), Sinfonietta for Strings and, for youth orchestra, Sinfonias Nos. 1 "A Short Symphony" (1925) and 2, Symphonie Miniature Nos. 1 (1942) and 2 (1967) and a Symphonette in D (1961). There is no definitive list of McKay's works is so what is listed above is just a rough draft gathered from various and often contradictory sources.

Symphony for Seattle (Evocation Symphony) (1951)

Anthony Spain/Northwest Symphony Orchestra
( + Bergsma: To Await the Moon and Short: The Raven Speaks)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 184 (1995)

John McLaughlin Williams/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Harbor Narrative and From a Moonlit Ceremony)
NAXOS 8.559052 (2001)


"Epoch," An American Dance Symphony (1935)

John Nardolillo/University Of Kentucky Women's Choir/University Of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
NAXOS 8.559330 (2008)


Sinfonietta No. 4 (1942)

John McLaughlin Williams/Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Suite on Sixteenth Century Hymn Tunes and Song Over the Great Plains)
NAXOS 8.559255 (2005)



WILLIAM THOMAS McKINLEY
(b. 1938)

Born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He studied jazz as a child and then enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University where he studied piano with Frederick Dorian and composition with Nikolai Lopatnikoff. Afterwards, he attended sessions with Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss and Gunther Schuller at the Berkshire Music Festival and then entered the graduate music program at Yale University where his principal teachers were Mel Powell and Gunther Schuller. Subsequently, he taught at the University of Chicago and then joined the New England Conservatory in Boston to teach composition as well as jazz and also co-founded the Boston Composers Orchestra with Schuller. He has composed over 200 works in all genres including orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1977) and 2 "Of Time and Future Monuments" (1978).

Symphony No. 3 "Romantic" (1983)

Robert Black/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + J.A. Lennon: Alto Saxophone Concerto and Carbon: Inner Voices)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2003 (1995)


Symphony No. 4 (1985)

Robert Black/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Carbon: 3 Poems of Pablo Neruda)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2034 (1997)


Symphony No. 5 "Irish" (1989)

Robert Black/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + New York Overture and P. Kelly: Symphony No. 1)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3005 (1991)


Symphony No. 6 for Baritone and Orchestra "Prague" (1990)

Vladimír Válek/Roman Janal (baritone)/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Moon-Mirror, Denying the Abyss, F. Stewart: Scherzo and Biggs: Salutation)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2123 (2003)


Sinfonie Concertante (1985)

Joel Eric Suben/Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Winds and Violin Concerto)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2119 (2003)


Symphony of Winds (1988)

Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonie Concertante and Violin Concerto)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2119 (2003)


"Sinfonova," Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1985)

Robert Black/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dallas-1963, Viens: ColorScope and Les Insectes Dansants)
MASTER MUSICIANS COLLECTION MMC RECORDINGS 2073 (1999)



ROD McKUEN
(b. 1933)

Born in in Oakland, California. He is best-known as a poet and composer of popular songs and movie soundtracks. His classical output consists of orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 "All Men Love Something" (c. 1964)

Arthur Greenslade/Westminster Symphony Orchestra
STANYAN SR-905 (LP) (1971)



COLIN McPHEE
(1900-1964)


Born in Toronto, Canada. Studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, with Harold Randolph and Gustav Strube and had further lessons with Paul Le Flem in Paris and Edgard Varèse in New York. Spent the 1930's in Bali and utilized its gamelan music in his own compositions with "Tabuh-Tabuhan" becoming his most famous work. His 1st Symphony (1930) is not extant and his 3rd Symphony (1960-2) was not completed.

Symphony No. 2 "Pastoral" (1957)


Dennis Russell Davies/Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and Winds, Balinese Ceremonial Music and Nocturne)
MUSIC MASTERS 01612-67159-2 (1996)

Alex Pauk/Esprit Orchestra
( + Concerto for Winds, Tabuh-Tabuhan, Transitions and Nocturne)
CBC SM 5181 (1998)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Bliss: Discourse for Orchestra)
LOUISVILLE 592 (LP) (1959)



SHAFER MAHONEY
(b. 1968)

Born in Albany, New York. He studied at Princeton and the Eastman School of music. Among composition teachers were Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, David Liptak, Steven Mackey, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner. He is an associate professor at the City University of New York and teaches advanced orchestration at The Juilliard School. He has composed works for wind ensembles and solo instrumentalists.

Symphony in E-flat for Wind Orchestra (2001)

James Keene/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Buck: Festival Overture on the "The Star-Spangled Banner", Colgrass: Dream Dancer and Gillingham: Internal Combustion)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-4720 (2003)

Robert W. Rumbelow/Columbus State University Wind Ensemble
( + Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Pesalee: Arrows of Time and Welcher: Songs Without Words - Five Mood Pieces)
SUMMIT EDUCATION DCD 364 (2003)

 

JEFF MANOOKIAN
(b. 1953)


Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a conductor and pianist and the music director and conductor of the Intermountain Classical Orchestra and the University of Utah Summer Arts Orchestra. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony of Tears for Mezzo Soprano, Boy Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra (2000)

Karen Durgarian/Narine Ananikian (mezzo)/ Vahan Harutunian (boy soprano)/Armenian National Opera Chorus/ Armenian National Opera Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 507 (2002)



STANLEY MARET
(b. 1926)

Born in Missouri. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Colorado where he received a MMus in composition. He was a bassoonist and contrabassoonist with the Cleveland Symphony and a teacher of those instruments.

Symphony No. 1 (1956)

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



DAVID MASLANKA
(b. 1943)


Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He studied composition with Joseph Wood at the Oberlin College Conservatory and then spent a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria before doing his masters and doctoral study in theory and composition at Michigan State University, where his composition teacher was H. Owen Reed. He has taught at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. Since 1990, has been a freelance composer. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works but his fame rests on his compositions for band. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 for Orchestra (1970) and 9 for Winds (forthcoming).

Symphony No. 2 for Concert Band (1983)

John N. Culvahouse/University of Georgia Wind Symphony
( + Grainger: Marching Song for Democracy, Daugherty: Philadelphia Stories-Bells for Stokowski and Vogel: Concerto for Trumpet and Winds)
SUMMIT RECORDS 454 (2006)

Gregg I. Hanson/University of Arizona Wind Orchestra
( + Laudamus Te and Hell's Gate)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 309 (1998)

Malcolm Rowell Jr./University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
( + A Child's Garden of Dreams)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 171 (1996)
(original CD issue: HARRISON DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS 233) (1991)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Stamp: Symphony No. 1 and Krumenauer: Blue on Red)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 996 (2008)


Symphony No. 3 for Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1991)

Gary Green/University of Connecticut Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Penn: A Cornfield in July and The River)
NOVISSE UC9201 (1992)

Gary Green/Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami
( + Sleeper: Trumpet Concerto)
NAXOS 8.570465 (2007)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Gillingham: Summer of 2008 and Magnuson: Seeking, Seeking)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1203 (2010)


Symphony No. 4 for Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1993)

Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony
( + A Child's Garden of Dreams and In Memoriam)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR108 (2008)

Jerry Junkin/University of Texas at Austin Wind Ensemble
( + Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Procession of the Nobles, Grantham: Bum's Rush and Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE TMEA94MC-2 (1994)

Russel C. Mikkelson/Ohio State University Wind Symphony
( + Bernstein: Candide Overture, Bassett: Sounds, Shapes and Symbols, Corigliano: Gazebo Dances and Grainger: Colonial Song)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 3602 (2001)

Malcolm Rowell Jr./University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
( + Morning Star, T. Stern: Ultima Fantasia, Turrin: Romantic Serenade and Daugherty: Motown Metal)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 503 (2002)

Mark Scatterday/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Sierra: Sinfonia No. 3-Tumbao, Debussy: Hommage à Rameau, A. Gabrielli: Andrea Gabrieli and Tyzik: RIFFS)
MARK RECORDS 8553 (2010)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 for Piano, Winds, and Percussion, Testament and Traveler)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 774-5 (2 CDs) (2005)

W. Dale Warren/University of Arkansas Wind Symphony
( + Grainger: Duke of Marlborough Fanfare, Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain, Gregson: Tuba Concerto - Allegro Giocoso and Press: Wedding Dance)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 3031 (1996)

David Waybright/University of Florida Wind Symphony
( + Freund: Jug Blues and Fat Pickin', Schwantner: And the Mountains Rising Nowhere and Dahl: Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-4361 (2002)


Symphony No. 5 for Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2000)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Band, Zaninelli: Lagan Love and Syler: Minton's Playhouse)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 500 (2002)


Symphony No. 6 for Orchestra "Living Earth" (2004)


James Allen Anderson/Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
( + 11:11 - Dance at the Edge of the World)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 859 (2006)

Symphony No. 7 for Wind Ensemble (2004)

Andrew Boysen Jr./University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony
( + Mother Earth, Give Us This Day, Procession of the Academics and Golden Light)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-7901 (2008)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Zyman: Cycles and Halper: Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 821 (2011)


Symphony No. 8 for Wind Ensemble (2008)

Bobby R. Francis/Texas Christian University Wind Symphony
( + Plog: Concerto 2010 and A. Reed: Variations on the "Porazzi" Theme of Richard Wagner)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1335 (2011)


Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1132 (2009)


Symphony No. 9 for Reader and Wind Ensemble (2011)

Stephen K. Steele/John Koch (reader)/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
ALBANY TROY 1360 (2012)


Short Symphony "Give Us This Day" (2005)

John Boyd/Philharmonia à Vent Wind Ensemble
( + Ewazen: Celestial Dances, Cichy: Interpretations and Husa: Divertimento)
KLAVIER RECORDS K11183 (2011)

Andrew Boysen Jr./University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony
( + Symphony No. 7, Mother Earth, Procession of the Academics and Golden Light)
MARK MASTERS 7901 (2008)



KIRKE MECHEM
(b. 1925)


Born in Wichita, Kansas. At Stanford University, he took a harmony course taught by Harold Schmidt. He continued his study of harmony and counterpoint with teachers Leonard Ratner (harmony, counterpoint) and Sandor Salgo (orchestration and conducting). Then he earned a masters degree at Harvard University studying composition with Walter Piston and Randall Thompson. He turned down a teaching and conducting post at Harvard in order to devote as much time as possible to composition but later taught at many other universities as a guest composer and conductor. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1958-9)

Corrick Brown/Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and The Jayhawk, Magic Bird)
RUSSIAN DISC RDCD 10005 (2003)


Symphony No. 2 (1966, rev. 1968)

Corrick Brown/Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and The Jayhawk, Magic Bird)
RUSSIAN DISC RDCD 10005 (2003)



MARGARET SHELTON MEIER
(b. 1936)

Born near New York City. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in music education and piano from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester University. She then received her M.A. in composition from the California State University, Los Angeles, where she studied with Byong-Kon Kim. Her Ph.D. in music composition was obtained from the University of California at Los Angeles where she studied under Roy Travis, Paul Reale and Alden Ashforth. She previously taught at several California universities and is currently an adjunct professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. She also has a private music studio where she teaches piano, theory and composition. She has composed orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, vocal and choral works.

Claremont Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (1996)

Tsanko Delibozov/Maria Peeva (violin)/Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Van de Vate: Variations for Chamber Orchestra, Gema Jawa, R. Snyder: Passage and Ferrer: Divertimento for String Orchestra)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS 3042 (1998)



ROMEO CESARE MELLONI
(b. 1963)


Born in Milan, Italy. He began to study music at an early age and after attending Milan University where he studied musicology with Francesco Degrada, he moved to Boston. There he received his Master of Music and an honorary Graduate Diploma in composition from the New England Conservatory. He continued studying in the doctoral program at Boston University where his teachers included Robert DiDomenica, Theodore Antoniou and Giacomo Manzoni. He teaches music theory at the Plymouth State University and at the Manchester Music School in New Hampshire. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony "Chehalis" (1998)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Post: English Horn Concerto and Sacco: Violin Concerto No. 1)
MMC RECORDINGS 2117 (2002)


Symphony for Piano and Orchestra (1992)

Robert Stankovsky/Frances Burnett (piano)/Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Perlongo: Piano Concerto and Ross: Piano Concerto)
MMC RECORDINGS 2020 (1995)



PETER MENNIN
(1923-1983)

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania (original surname: Mennini). He started composing when he was seven years old and become interested in symphonic forms. His formal training began with Normand Lockwood at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. After service in World War II, he resumed his studies with Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Upon graduating, he joined the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He then was appointed as director of Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory of Music and afterwards succeeded William Schuman as Head of the Juilliard School. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Symphonies Nos. 1 (1941, withdrawn) and 2 (1947, withdrawn) and a Symphonic Movement (renamed Sinfonia) (1970, withdrawn) have not been recorded. His brother, Louis Mennini (1920-2000), wrote 2 symphonies.

Symphony No. 3 (1946)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra
( + Riegger: Symphony No. 3)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4902 (LP) (1954)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + Symphony No. 7 and Concertato for Orchestra "Moby Dick")
NAXOS 8.559718 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3164) (1996)


Symphony No. 4 for Chorus and Orchestra "The Cycle" (1947-8)

Abraham Kaplan/Camerata Singers/Camerata Orchestra
( + Ginastera: Milena)
PHOENIX USA PHCD 107 (1994)
(original LP release: DESTO DC-7149) (1973)


Symphony No. 5 (1950)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Ives: Symphony No. 3 and Schuman: New England Triptych)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 432755-2 (1991)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90379) (1964)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6, Concertato for Orchestra "Moby Dick" and Fantasia for String Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 260 (1997)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Cello Concerto)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0013 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LOU 613) (1961)


Symphony No. 6 (1953)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Concertato for Orchestra "Moby Dick" and Fantasia for String Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 260 (1997)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Cello Concerto)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0013 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LOU 545-3) (1954)


Symphony No. 7 "Variation-Symphony" (1964)

Jean Martinon/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinon: Symphony No. 4)
RCA VICTOR LSC 3043 (LP) (1968)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + Symphony No. 3 and Concertato for Orchestra "Moby Dick")
NAXOS 8.559718 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3164) (1996)

Symphony No. 8 (1973)

Christian Badea/Columbus Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9 and Folk Overture)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 371-2 (1989)


Symphony No. 9 (1981)

Christian Badea/Columbus Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Folk Overture)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 371-2 (1989)

Jose Serebrier/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + W. Lee: Veri and Serebrier: Poema Elegiaco)
FINNADAR 90937 (LP) (1988)

 

JAN MEYEROWITZ
(1913-1998)

Born in Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland). Moving to Berlin, he studied with Walther Gmeindl and Alexander von Zemlinsky at the Hochschule für Musik. Nazism forced his departure from Germany and he went to Rome for further studies with Ottorino Respighi and Alfredo Casella. After brief sojourns in France and Belgium, he immigrated to the United States where he taught at the Berkshire Music Center and at Brooklyn and City Colleges in New York. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His other symphonic works are Silesian Symphony (1957) and Sinfonia Brevissima (1968).

Symphony "Midrash Esther" (1954)

Yoel Levi/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + A. Avshalamov: 4 Biblical Tablaux and Silver: Shirat Sara)
NAXOS 8.559426 (2004)

 

DOUGLAS MOORE
(1893-1969)


Born in Cutchogue, Long Island, New York. He earned a B.Mus from Yale University, and, after service in World War I, he studied music with Nadia Boulanger, Vincent d'Indy and Ernest Bloch in Paris. He then had further studies with Bloch at the Cleveland Institute of Music. After making his debut as a composer and conductor, he joined the music faculty at Columbia University where he remained for almost 40 years. He composed operas, operettas, incidental music and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony (No. 1) "A Symphony of Autumn" was composed between 1928 and 1930.

Symphony No. 2 in A major (1945)

Dean Dixon/American Recording Society Orchestra (pseudonym for Vienna Symphony Orchestra)
AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-5 (LP) (1953)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Effinger: Little Symphony No. 1, Harris: Symphony No. 11 and Gould: Cowboy Rhapsody)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1042 (2008)

Rene Jomelli/California Symphony
MUSIC LIBRARY MLR 7037 (LP) (c.1955)

William Strickland /Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Farm Journal, Cotillion Suite, Bauer: Prelude and Fugue for Flute and Strings and Suite for String Orchestra)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 714 (1996)
(original LP release: CRI 133) (1960)

 

PAUL MORAVEC
(b. 1957)


Born in Buffalo, New York. He received his B.A. in composition from Harvard University, and then won the Prix de Rome, enabling him to study at the American Academy in Rome. He then received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from Columbia University. He has taught at Dartmouth College and Hunter College and is currently a Professor in the music department at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works.

Chamber Symphony (2003)

Erik Ralske (horn)/Ayano Ninomiya (violin)/Jeewon Park (piano)/Marya Martin (flute)/Edward Arron (cello)/Stephen Williamson (clarinet)/Ayano Kataoka (percussion)
( + Autumn Song and Cool Fire)
NAXOS 8.559393 (2008)



JEROME MOROSS
(1913-1983)

Born in New York City. He began piano lessons at age 5 and composing by age 8. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music and New York University. He started composing for several ballet companies and then went to Hollywood where he had a successful career as a film composer. In addition, he composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and choral works, but no further symphonies..

Symphony No. 1 (1941-2)

JoAnn Falletta/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Last Judgement and Variations on a Waltz)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7188-2 (1992)



EDWARD ROSS MOYER
(b. 1950)

He grauduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. No further information has been located.

Sinfonietta No. 1 (1994)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + M. Richter: Out of Shadows and Solitude, Burwasser: Catching Fireflies, Theurer: Hanyaku Express, Bullen: Scherzo and H. Harris: Crescent)
MMC RECORDINGS 2118 (2004)



THELDON MYERS
(b. 1927)

Born in Dixon, Illinois. He earned degrees from Northern Illinois University, California State University at Fresno and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. His composition studies were with Wayne Bohrnstedt at the University of Redlands (California), Arthur Bryon at Fresno, Nadia Boulanger at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France and Sandor Veress and Stefans Grove at the Peabody Conservatory. He has composed for soloists, chamber groups, chorus, band and orchestra.

Symphony 1969

José M. Florèncio Jr./Cracow Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
( + Iannacone: Symphony No. 3 and Redmann: Fiasko)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3019 (1998)

 

RICHARD NANES
(1941-2009)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied under Humberto Penino and also at the Conservatoire National Superieure de Musique in Paris. He was a successful businessman who was also a composer and pianist. His works include symphonies, concertos, works for piano or violin, string quartets, and numerous piano pieces.

Symphony No. 1 in B flat major "Atlantis: the Sunken City" (1984)

Keith Clark/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
DELFON CDR 1211 (1986)


Symphony No. 2 in B major "The False Benediction" (1984)

Keith Clark/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
DELFON CDR 1211 (1986)

Symphony No .3 "The Holocaust" (1984-6)

Thomas Sanderling/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
DELFON CDR 4050 (1989)

Symphony No .4 "The Eternal Conflict" (1986)

Thomas Sanderling/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
DELFON CDR 4050 (1989)


Symphony for Strings (1984)

Keith Clark/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Rhapsody Pathetique and Concerto Grosso)
DELFON DRS 2422 (1986)



VACLAV NELHYBEL
(1919-1996)

Born in Polanka nad Odrou, Czechoslovakia. He received his early musical training in Prague at Charles University and the Prague Conservatory. He went to Switzerland where he studied at the University of Fribourg where he later taught and then came to the United States in 1957 and taught at several schools, including the University of Massachusett at Lowell. He then served as Composer-in-Residence at the University of Scranton for several years until his death. He was a prolific composer whose catalogue includes opera, ballets, orchestral, band, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works. His orchestral output includes a Symphony No. 1 (1942) and a Sinfonietta Concertante (1960)

Sinfonia Resurrectionis for Concert Band (1981)

Frederick Fennel/Tokyo Kosei Wind Ensemble
( + Symphonic Movement, Antiphonale, Appassionato, Symphonic Movements and
Corsican Litany)
KOSEI KOCD-3577 (1997)

Arnald D. Gabriel/United States Air Force Band
( + Badings: Reflections and C. T. Smith: Festival Variations)
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND 40640 (non-commercial LP) (1981)



PAUL NORDOFF
(1909-1977)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied the piano with at the Philadelphia Conservatory where he received his B.M. and M.M. degrees. He later studied with Rubin Goldmark at the Juilliard School of Music and later received a Bachelor of Music Therapy from the Combs College of Music in Philadelphia. He served as head of composition at the Philadelphia Conservatory, as a teacher at Michigan State College and professor of music at Bard College in Annandale, New York. He composed operas, an operetta, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. He also composed a Spring Symphony (1956) and an undated Tranquil Symphony.

Winter Symphony (1954)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( +Muller-Zurich: Cello Concerto)
LOUISVILLE LOU 57-1 (LP) (1957)

 

ALEX NORTH
(1910-1991)

Born in Chester, Pennsylvania (original name: Isadore Soifer). He studied piano and theory at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music and composition at New York's Juilliard School of Music. He also studied composition at the Moscow Conservatory with Anton Veprik and Victor Belyi and after returning to America, had further training with Aaron Copland and Ernst Toch. He had a brilliant career as a film composer but also wrote operas, ballet, orchestral, chamber and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1947) and 3 (1971).

Symphony (No. 2) "Africa, Symphony for a New Continent" (1967)

Alex North/Graunke Symphony Orchestra
( + Africa: TV Film Suite)
PROMETHEUS PCR 509 (2000)
(original LP release: MGM RECORDS E 4462 (1967)



MARK O'CONNOR
(b. 1961)

Born in Seattle, Washington. His music and performing style was highly influenced by the folk fiddler and innovator Benny Thomasson and the French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. He has crossed musical genres, composing, arranging, and recording folk, classical and jazz music.

Americana Symphony "Variations on Appalachia Waltz" (2006)

Marin Alsop/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin and Orchestra Concerto No. 6)
OMAC RECORDS 12 (2009)



R. NEIL OLMSTEAD
(b. 1953)

Born in Paris, France, he was raised in Massachusetts. He studied at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Connservatory of Music in Boston. Today he is an Associate Professor of Music at Berklee College of Music. He also continues to be an active jazz musician.

Sinfonia Borealis (1995)

Jerzy Svoboda/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Caldwell: Elegy, Kowalski: Double Helix, Lomon: Terra Incognita, Strandberg: 4 Preludes and Womack: Pentacle)
MMC RECORDINGS MMC-2069 (1998)



CHARLES DAVID OSBORNE
(b. 1950)

His place of birth was not found. His musical career began at the age of 5, when he began piano studies. By the time he was 12, he already had enjoyed his first singing engagement as a boy alto. After receiving a voice performance from the Hartt College of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut, he then studied composition at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York with Miriam Gideon and Hugo Weisgall. He works as a cantor and has taught at Hartt College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Northeastern University and the Hebrew College of Boston. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works many of which are based on Jewish liturgical subjects.

Symphony in A Flat "Souls" (based on his oratorio: "Souls on Fire") (1999)

Metodi Matakiev/Bulgarian National Symphony
ZC MUSIC GROUP ZC-9005 (2004)



DAVID OTT
(b. 1947)

Born in Crystal Falls, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and received his Master's degree at Indiana University and his Ph.D in music at the University of Kentucky. He has taught at Houghton College in New York, Pfeiffer College in North Carolina, and DePauw University in Indiana. He has composed dramatic, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 for Chamber Orchestra "Short Symphony" (1984), 4 (1994), 5 in B flat (2009) and 6 (2010) and an unnumbered String Symphony (1990).

Symphony No. 2 (1991)

Catherine Comet/Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
KOSS CLASSICS KC 3301 (1994)


Symphony No. 3 (1992)

Catherine Comet/Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
KOSS CLASSICS KC 3301 (1994)



HALL OVERTON
(1920-1972)


Born in Bangor, Michigan. He began his musical studies in high school and then at The Chicago Musical College where he studied theory and composition. Then, after service in World War II, he pursued his musical studies at The Juilliard School of Music, studying composition with Vincent Persichetti. After graduation, he became a member of the faculty there. In later years he also taught at The Yale School of Music and The New School for Social Research in New York City. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 for Strings was composed in 1955.

Symphony No. 2 in One Movement (1962)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Piston: Viola Concerto)
LOUISVILLE S-633 (LP) (1963)



JOHN KNOWLES PAINE
(1839-1906)


Born in Portland, Maine. He studied organ, piano, harmony and counterpoint with Hermann Krotzschmar as well as organ with Carl August Haupt and orchestration and composition with Wilhelm Wieprecht in Berlin, Germany. He then toured in Europe for three years. After returning to the U.S. and settling in Boston, he became a member of the faculty of Harvard where he remained for over 4 decades teaching composition to a whole generation of American composers. His catalogue includes operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 23 (1875)

JoAnn Falletta/ulster Orchestra
( + The Tempest and As You Like It Overture)
NAXOS 8.559747 (2013)

Karl Krueger/American Arts Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA-103 (LP) (1959)

Zubin Mehta/New York Philharmonic
( + As You Like It Overture)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 374-2 (1989)


Symphony No. 2 in A major, Op. 34 "In Spring" (1879)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA-120 (LP) (1965)

Zubin Mehta/New York Philharmonic
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 350-2 (1987)



STEPHEN PAULUS
(b. 1949)


Born in Summit, New Jersey. He studied with Dominick Argent and Paul Fetler at the University of Minnesota. With fellow composer Libby Larsen, he founded the Minnesota Composers Forum and served as composer-in-residence with several symphony orchestras. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. He has also composed a Sinfonietta (1991) and a Manhattan Sinfonietta (1995).

Symphony in Three Movements "Soliloquy" (1986)

Sir Neville Marriner/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Larsen: Symphony No. 1)
NONESUCH 79147-2 (2000)


Symphony for Strings (1989)

Yoel Levi/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Concertante)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80363 (1992)



STEVEN PERILLO
(b. 1955)

Born in New York City. He studied composition with David del Tredici at Boston University. Among his other works are piano pieces, popular songs, a flute sonata, brass quintet, 2 wind quintets, piano trio, string quartet, 8 extended "tone poems" for large orchestra, a piano concerto and a "Magnificat" for mixed chorus and orchestra.

Symphony No. 1 (2006)

Yuval Waldman/Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg
( + Hangoverture, Oboe Serenade and Song for America)
CENTAUR CRC 2885 (2007)


Brass Symphony (1995)

Yuval Waldman/Russian Festival Orchestra
( + Lullaby, Crushed Tomatoes and Requiem for a Goldfish)
CENTAUR CRC 2445 (1999)



COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON
(1932-2004)

Born in New York City. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music where he was a composition major under Charles Mills and Vittorio Giannini, and also studied conducting with Jonel Perlea. He had further conducting studies at the Berkshire Music Center and additional composition instruction with Earl Kim at Princeton University. He co-founded and conducted the Symphony of the New World and also held many teaching, conducting and performing positions. He composed a large body of classical and jazz works that covered various instrumental and vocal combinations. Among his other orchestral works is a "Short Symphony" (1980) and a "Symphony of the Sphinx" for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra (2002). He also composed 3 numbered symphonies (1948, 1950, 1952) and a Symphony for Band (1959) that were all withdrawn.

Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings (1953)

Paul Freeman/Chicago Sinfonietta
( + Grass, Quartet No. 1, Blues Forms for Solo Violin, Lamentations, Black Folk - Song Suite for Solo Cello, Louisiana Blues Strut - A Cakewalk and Movement for String Trio)
CEDILLE CDR 90000 087 (2005)


Sinfonietta No. 2 for Strings "Generations" (1996)

Paul Freeman/Chicago Sinfonietta
( + Abeis: Global Warming, D. Baker: Cello Concerto and Banfield: Essay for Orchestra)
CEDILLE CDR 90000 066 (2003)



GEORGE PERLE
(1915-2009)


Born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He studied composition and theory with Wesley La Violette at DePaul University in Chicago an then was a private student of Ernst Krenek and received his degree at Chicago's American Conservatory of Music. He taught at the University of Louisville, the University of California, Davis and at Queens College of the City University of New York. He was also a writer and theorist specializing in the Second Viennese School. He composed incidental music, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His Sinfonietta I was composed in 1987.

Sinfonietta II (1990)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Adagio for Orchestra and 3 Movements for Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 292 (1999)



VINCENT PERSICHETTI
(1915-1987)


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His musical education began early when he enrolled in the Combs College of Music at age five and studied piano, organ, double bass and later music theory and composition with Russel King Miller. As a teenager, he was able to pay for his own musical education by performing professionally as an accompanist, radio staff pianist, orchestra member and church organist. He studied conducting with Fritz Reiner at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as piano with Olga Samaroff and composing with Paul Nordoff at the Philadelphia Conservatory He also studied composition with Roy Harris at Colorado College. He was appointed head of the theory and composition departments at the Philadelphia Conservatory and then he began teaching at Juilliard, where he would remain until his death 40 years later, becoming the head of its composition department. He was a prolific composer whose output encompassed opera, orchestral, band, chamber, keyboard, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 18 (1942) and 2, Op.19 (1942).

Symphony No. 3, Op. 30 (1946)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 771-2 (2 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 51 (1951)

James DePreist/Oregon Symphony Orchestra
( + Lees: Passacaglia, Daugherty: Hell's Angels and Philadelphia Stories - Sundown on South Street)
DELOS DE 3291 (2003)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 771-2 (2 CDs) (2005)

Eugene Ormandy/ Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Schuman: Credendum and Gesensway: Four Squares of Philadelphia)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 276 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-5108) (1956)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 61 "Symphony for Strings" (1953)

Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 370-2 (1992)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Serenade for Orchestra)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0034 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE 545-7) (1955)

Symphony No. 6, Op. 69 "Symphony for Band" (1956)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Divertimenti, Jager: Symphony No. 2 and Sinfonia Nobilissima)
KOSEI KOCD-3504 (1986)

Frank L. Battisti/New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
( + Hindemith: Symphony in B flat)
GOLDEN CREST NEC 103 (LP) (1974)

Harry Begian/University of Illinois Large Symphonic Band
( + Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy and Over the Hills and Far Away and Sousa: The Grand Seventh and Golden Jubilee)
SILVER CREST CRE-9012 (LP) (1972)

Frank Bencriscutto/University of Minnesota Concert Band Ensemble
( + Handel: Fireworks, Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday, Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession, C. Williams: Fanfare + Gliere, A. Reed, and Shostakovich
MARK MES 40400 (2 LPs) (1969)

Lewis J. Buckley /United States Coast Guard Band
( + J.S. Smith: The Star-Spangled Banner, A. Reed: Rahoon, Buckley: America's Bravest, America's Finest, Sandburg Reflections, Thompson: Alleluia, S. Adler: Southwestern Sketches and Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Buffoons)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 4353 (2003)

Michael J. Colburn/United States Marine Band
( + Verdi: Aida - Triumphal March, Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue, Copland: Emblems, Grainger: Children's March and Walton: Crown Imperial)
NAXOS 8.570243 (2006)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony
( + Divertimento, Psalm, Pageant, Parable IX, Masquerade and Serenade for Winds)
GIA COMPOSER'S COLLECTION CD 627 (2005)
(original CD release: KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11047) (1994)

Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy, Dance Song, Hill Song No. 2, Khachaturian: Two Armenian Dances, Hartley: Concerto for 23 Winds and B Rogers: Three Japanese Dances)
AUSTRALIAN ELOQUENCE 4802089 (200 )
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90221) (1960)

Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Milhaud: Suite Francaise, Rossini: William Tell Overture, Gossec:
Offrande à la Liberté and Khachaturian: Spartacus - Selections)
KOSEI KOCD-3101 (1989)

Lowell E. Graham/United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band
( + Holsinger: To Tame the Perilous Skies, Dello Joio: Fantasies on a theme by Haydn, Hearshen,arr.: Broadway in 3/4 Time and Barnes: Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Niccolo Paganini)
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TACTICAL AIR COMMAND BAND MCD-848 (1991)

Craig Hamilton/Ouachita Wind Ensemble
( + Curiale: Awakening-Joy, Ticheli: Sanctuary, Tull: Introt, Mailman: Liturgical Music, Hanson: Chorale and Alleluia, Schuman: New England Triptych-Chester and Graham: The Red Machine)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 7189 (2007)

Robert Hawkins/Cumberland Forest Music Camp Directors Band
( + Hovhaness: Symphony No. 6)
CENTURY 32093 (LP) (c. 1960s)

Mark Hindsley/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Budka: El Rio Argento, Corelli/Hindsley: Christmas Concerto, Missal: Overture, and White: Miniature Set)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND Record No. 37 (LP) (1965)

Donald Hunsburger/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Copland: An Outdoor Overture, J.S. Bach/Hunsberger: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, McBeth: Kaddish, Alford: Colonel Bogey, Dan: Grand March and Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever)
TOSHIBA TA-72743) (LP) (1978)

John P. Lynch/NYSSMA All-State Wind Ensemble
( + J.S. Smith: The Star-Spangled Banner, Saucedo: Windsprints, Mackey: Strange Humors, Maslenka: Mother Earth, Ticheli: Sanctuary, Margolis: Color and Mahr: Noble Element)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 8221 (2008)

Allan McMurray/University of Michigan All-State High School Band
( + Bernstein: Candide Overture, Jacob :Music for a Festival, and Shostakovich: Festive Overture)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1978-2 (LP) (1978)

Joe Barry Mullins/University of Southern Mississippi Band
( + Giannini: Symphony No. 3, 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)

Vincent Persichetti/Ohio State University Concert Band
( + Serenade for Band, Psalm, Choral Prelude and Masquerade)
CORONET S-1247 (LP) (1967)

William Revelli/University of Michigan Symphonic Band
( + Nixon: Fiesta del Pacifico, Schuman: When Jesus Wept, Smetana: 3 Revolutionary Marches, Wagner: Lohengrin - Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral and Sousa, et. al: Marches)
GOLDEN CREST CRS 4202 (6 LPs) (1980)

Jack Stamp/Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble
( + Tull: Liturgical Symphony, Mennin: Canzona, Danielpour: Vox Populi, Hazen: Ride, Mailman: Secular Litanies, Torke: Grand Central Station and Yurko: Intrada)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11141) (2004)

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Divertimento, Psalm, Parable IX, Pageant, Masquerade and Serenade for Winds)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1253 (2011)

Marice Stith/Cornell University Wind Ensemble
( + Gould: American Salute, Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday and Offenbach: Tambour-Major Overture)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CUWE-18 (LP) (1977)

Richard Strange/University of Michigan All-State High School Band
( + Elgar: Enigma Variations)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP NMC-1975-2 (LP) (1975)

Robert Vagner/University of Tennessee Concert Band
(couplings unknown)
GOLDEN CREST ABA-79-2 (1979)

Harold Van Winkle/Alamogordo High School Symphonic Band
( + Jager: Stars and Bars, Leyden: Serenade for a Picket Fence, McBeth: Chant and Jubilo and Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto)
CENTURY 34462 (LP) (c. 1970)

James Walker/Harvard University Concert Band
( + Barber: Commando March, Milhaud: Suite Française and Jacob: Original Suite)
INC 7 (LP) (c. 1970)

Harold Warman/San Diego State University Wind Ensemble
( + Heisinger: Fanfare and Prayer and Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday
GOOD VIBRATIONS GV-220 (LP) (1983)

Gene Witherspoon/Arkansas Polytechnic College Symphonic Band
( + Cowell: Shoonthreee and Giannini: Symphony No. 6)
EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL-112 (LP) (1968)
(+ Dello Joio: Variants on a Medieval Tune and Hanson: Chorale and Alleluia)
AUSTIN 6411 (LP) (1968)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 80 "Liturgical" (1958)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 771-2 (2 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 8, Op. 106 (1967)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Serenade for Orchestra)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0034 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-706) (1970)


Symphony No. 9, Op. 113 "Sinfonica Janiculum" (1970)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Penderecki: Utrenia)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL (Japan) 38303
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC 3212) (1971)



TOBIAS PICKER
(b. 1954)

Born in New York City. He began composing at the age of eight and studied at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School and Princeton University, where his principal teachers were Charles Wuorinen, Elliott Carter and Milton Babbitt. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. He works as a freelance composer and has received many commissions. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos.1 (1982) and 3 (1988).

Symphony No. 2 for Soprano and Orchestra "Aussöhnung" (1983)

Sergiu Comissiona/Leona Mitchel (soprano)/Houston Symphony Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 1)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0029 (2004)
(original CD release: NONESUCH 79246-2) (1990)



ALEXANDRA PIERCE
(b. 1934)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied music at the University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory as well as at Harvard and Brandeis Universities. She studied composition with Gardner Read. She has had careers as a pianist, composer, music theorist, movement educator, Professor of Music and Movement, and is presently Emerita Research Professor at the University of Redlands, California. Her catalogue of compositions includes orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral woks. Her Symphony No. 1 "Behemoth" dates from 1976.

Symphony No. 2, Op. 74 "Dances on the Face of the Deep " (1988)

Szymon Kawalla/Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hershey: Arrival for Soprano and Orchestra, E. Bell: Andromeda and Mageau: An Early Autumn's Dreaming)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS 3029 (1998)



BORIS PILLIN
(b. 1940)


Born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. where he received an M.A. in music history and literature. He studied composition with Leon Stein and Robert Linn. He teaches at U.S.C. and has composed orchestral and chamber works.

Symphony, Op. 3 (1964, rev. 1977)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + Suber: Symphony, Pone´: La Serenissima and Consoli) Afterimages)
LOUISVILLE LS-783-4 (2 LPs) (1986)



DANIEL PINKHAM
(1923-2006)


Born in Lynn, Massachusetts. He studied organ and harmony at Phillips Academy, Andover, with Carl F. Pfatteicher; then at Harvard with A. Tillman Merritt, Walter Piston, Archibald T. Davison and Aaron Copland. He also studied harpsichord with Putnam Aldrich and Wanda Landowska, and organ with E. Power Biggs. At Tanglewood he studied composition with Arthur Honegger and Samuel Barber, and subsequently with Nadia Boulanger. He taught at Simmons College, Boston University and Dartington Hall in Devon, England. In addition, served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music as senior professor in the Musicology Department. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphony No. 1 dates from 1961.

Symphony No. 2 (1963)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Finney: Symphony No. 1)
LOUISVILLE LOU 652 (LP) (1962)


Symphony No. 3 (1985)

James Sedares/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, Serenades and Sonata for Organ and Strings No. 3)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7179-2 (1995)


Symphony No. 4 (1990)

James Sedares/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Serenades and Sonata for Organ and Strings No. 3)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7179-2 (1995)



WALTER PISTON
(1894-1976)


Born in Rockland, Maine. He took lessons in piano and violin and then made a living as a youth playing these instruments in dance bands and later playing violin in orchestras. During World War I, he joined the U.S. Navy as a band musician after teaching himself to play the saxophone. After the War, he studied at Harvard and then went to Paris on a scholarship to study with Nadia Boulanger and also took courses at the École Normale de Musique with Paul Dukas. He then was appointed to the faculty of Harvard University where he taught for more than three decades. He was also an author whose musical textbooks had widespread use. He composed a voluminous amount of music including ballets, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1937)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Kurka: Good Soldier Schweik-Suite and Mennin: Cello Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 044-2 (1995)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-766) (1979)


Symphony No. 2 (1943)

Dean Dixon/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Porter: Viola Concerto)
DESTO D-410/DST-6410e (LP) (1965)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-1) (1951)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
NAXOS 8.559161 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3074 (1990)

Michael Tilson Thomas/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Ruggles: Sun Treader and Ives: Three Places in New England)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON "THE ORIGINALS" 463633-2 (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 103) (1971)

G. Wallace Woodworth/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + various composers: Genesis Suite)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC306 (2011)
(from OWI 78s)


Symphony No. 3 (1946-47)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
( + Cowell: Symphony No. 4 and Loeffler: Poem for Orchestra)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 295 (2011)
(original CD release: MERCURY MG 40010/MERCURY MMA.11136) (1954)

James Yannatos/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Yannatos: Symphony No. 3 and Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 400 (2000)


Symphony No. 4 (1950)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Harris: Symphony No. 7 and Schuman: Symphony No. 6)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 256 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4992 (1955)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + New England Sketches and Concero for Harp and String Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.559162 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3105 (1992)


Symphony No. 5 (1954)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 and Serenata)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0010 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-653) (1965)


Symphony No. 6 (1955)


Alexander Gauk/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for orchestra ; Piano Concertino and Quartet Concerto)
CITADEL CTD 88134 (1999)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S 0225-6) (1962)

Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinu: Symphony No. 6 and Mennotti: Violin Concerto)
RCA (Japan) BVCC 38467 (2006)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM 2083/RCA RB 16030) (1957)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559161 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3074 (1990)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + The Incredible Flutist: Suite and New England Sketches)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-60798-2 (1991)


Symphony No. 7 (1960)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 8 and Serenata)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0010 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-746) (1975)


Symphony No. 8 (1965)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 and Serenata)
FIRST EDITION FECD 0010 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-746) (1975)


Sinfonietta (1941)

Gerard Schwarz/New York Chamber Symphony
( + Serenata, Diamond: Romeo and Juliet, Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings, Pastorale for Oboe, Harp and Strings and Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth)
DELOS DE 3708 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3074 (1990)



QUINCY PORTER
(1897-1966)


Born in New Haven, Connecticut. He went to Yale University where his teachers included Horatio Parker and David Stanley Smith. After graduation he spent a year in Paris, studying at the Schola Cantorum with Vincent d'Indy and then studied in New York with Ernest Bloch. He joined the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was later appointed head of the Theory Department remaining there until he resigned to focus on composition. He later returned to the Cleveland school and also taught at Vassar College before becoming director of the New England Conservatory of Music and then completed his academic career at Yale. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1934)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony No. 2 and Poem and Dance)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 574 (2003)

Quincy Porter/Orchestre des Concerts Colonne
( + Concerto Concertante for 2 Pianos and Orchestra and Dance in Three Time)
OVERTONE OV 10 (LP) (1955)


Symphony No. 2 (1962)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Symphony No. 1 and Poem and Dance)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 574 (2003)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Giannini: Divertimento No. 2)
LOUISVILLE LOU 642 (LP) (1964)



DAVID L. POST
(b. 1949)


Born in New York City. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, the New School for Social Research and Brandeis University. He started musical training early, studying cello with Samuel Reiner and Charles Forbes and composition with Charles Whittenberg and later with Ralph Shapey at the University of Chicago. He pursued further study with Larry Bell and Lukas Foss. He is a practicing clinical psychologist and also a music editor for Dover Publications. He has composed orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works. His other Symphonies are Nos. 2 for String Orchestra (2007) and 3 (in progress).

Symphony No. 1 (1995)

Valdimir Valek/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Goodman: Violin Concerto and Barati: Chant of Darkness)
MMC RECORDINGS 2068 (1999)



JOHN POWELL
(1882-1963)


Born in Richmond, Virginia. He was first taught piano by his mother and then studied with F.C. Hahr. He attended the University of Virginia and then went to Vienna where he studied piano with Theodor Leschetizky and composition with Karel Navrátil. He toured Europe as a pianist and returned home to pursue the study of ethnomusicology. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony in A major "Virginia Symphony" (1945, rev. 1951)

JoAnn Faletta/Virginia Symphony Orchestra
( + trad./arr. C. Dragon: Shenandoah)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 589 (2003)



JOHN POZDRO
(1923-2009)

Born in Chicago, Illinois. He began piano and music theory lessons at an early age with pianist Nina Shafran. He then studied piano with Edward Collins at the American Conservatory of Music. After service in World War II, he continued his music training at Northwestern University where his principal composition teacher was Robert Mills Delaney. At the Eastman School of Music, he studied with Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers and earned a Ph. D. in Composition. He taught at The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Northwestern University and the University of Kansas where he served Department Chairman of Theory and Composition. He composed dramatic, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, carillon and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1949) and 2 (1957).

Symphony No. 3 (1960)

Guy Fraser Harrison/Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra
( + Norton: Partita)
CRI 151 (LP (1962)



FLORENCE PRICE
(1887-1953)

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She started composing at age 11 and then attended the New England Conservatory where she studied with Frederick S. Converse and George Whitefield Chadwick for music theory and Henry M. Dunham for organ. She grauated as a piano and organ teacher. She was a prolific composer who received many commissions. He catalogue includes orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Her unrecorded Symphonies are: 2 in G minor (1930s) and 4 in D minor (n.d.) and Colonial Dance Symphony (n.d.).

Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1932)

Leslie B. Dunner/New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
( + Piano Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1295 (2011)


Symphony No. 3 in C minor (1940)

Apo Hsu/The Women's Philharmonic
( + The Oak and Mississippi River)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7518-2 (2001)


Symphony "Mississippi River" (1934)


Apo Hsu/The Women's Philharmonic
( + The Oak and Symphony No. 3)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7518-2 (2001)



LELAND PROCTER
(1914-1994)

Born in Newton, Massachusetts. He studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York with Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers. After graduation, he took a teaching position at the University of Oklahoma where he studied with Spencer Norton and earned his Master's degree. A fellowship allowed him to study composition at Harvard and he afterwards taught at the New England Conservatory. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and piano works.

Symphony No. 1 (1948)

Wlodzimiertz Ormicki/Polish National Radio Orchestra
( + Tremblay: Symphony in One Movement)
CRI S-224 (LP) (1968)



KEVIN PUTS
(b. 1972)


Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the Eastman School of Music where his principal instructors were Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner, his Master's Degree from Yale University where he studied with Jacob Druckman, Martin Bresnick, and David Lang. and a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music where he studied composition with Christopher Rouse and piano with Nelita True. He first taught composition at The University of Texas at Austin and has since been on the Composition Faculty at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber and solo instrumental works. His other Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1999) and 2 "Island of Innocence" (1999).

Symphony No. 3 "Vespertine" (after Björk) (2004)

Miguel Harth-Bedoya/Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, G.L.Frank: Leyendas-An Andean Walkabout and Elegia Andin)
FWSO THE COMPOSERS VOICE CD (2009)

Symphony No. 4 "From Mission San Juan" (2007)

Marin Alsop/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + To Touch the Sky, If I Were a Swan and Conspirare)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907580 (2013)


DAN RAGER
(b. 19 ? )

He studied theory and composition at Lakeland College as well as at Cleveland State University where he also studied conducting receivin his M.M. at the latter school. He is a composer, arranger and a trumpet-player as well as a teacher at Lakeland Community College, Cleveland State University and Kent State University.

Symphony No. 1 "Bridge to a Millennium" (2000)

Dan Rager/Cleveland Philharmonic Winds
( + Sedona and Elgar/Rager: As Torrents In Summer)
GREAT LAKES 1002



KAROL RATHAUS
(1895-1954)


Born in Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now in Ukraine). At the age of 19, he moved to Vienna to enter the University and the Academy of Music where he studied composition with Franz Schreker. He made his debut as a composer-pianist in Vienna in 1919 but moved to Berlin with Franz Schreker and other composers to form a select master class at the Hochschule für Musik. After stays in Paris and London, Nazism forced his immigration to America where he first worked in Hollywood but settled permanently in New York where he became professor of composition at Queens College for the remainder of his life. He composed in all genres from opera and ballet to works for solo instruments and voices. His only unrecorded Symphony is his Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 68 (1950-51).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 5 (1921-2)

Israel Yinon/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Der Letzte Pierrot)
DECCA 455 315-2 (1998)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 7 (1923)

Israel Yinon/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Symphony No. 3)
CPO 777 031-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 50 (1942-3)

Israel Yinon/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 777 031-2 (2004)



GARDNER READ
(1913-2005)


Born in Evanston, Illinois. He studied at Northwerstern University and then with Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In addition, he studied with Ildebrando Pizzetti in Rome, briefly with Jean Sibelius in Finland and with Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. He taught at the St. Louis Institute of Music the Kansas City Conservatory, the Cleveland Institue of Music where he became its head and was then appointed Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Composition at the School of Music, Boston University, where he stayed until his retirement. He composed an opera, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1, Op. 30 (1936), 2, Op. 45 (1942) and 3, Op. 75 (1948) and "The Temptation of St. Anthony," A Dance Symphony, Op. 56 (1947).

Symphony No. 4, Op. 92 (1959)

Lorin Maazel/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Toccata Giocosa, Night Flight and Los Dioses Aztecas)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 742 (2007)
(original LP release: CRI SD 525) (1985)



ALFRED REED
(1921-2005)

Born New York City. He began his formal music training at the age of ten and, during World War II, he served in the Army Air Force Band. After the War, he attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied composition with Vittorio Giannini. He then became a staff composer and arranger first for the NBC Radio Network and then for ABC. He became the conductor of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at Baylor University where he completed his musical education. He then taught at the University of Miami and also conducted its band. Most of his compositions were for band but there are also some orchestral and chamber works.

Symphony No. 1 for Brass and Percussion (1952)

Walter Beeler/Ithaca College Alumni Band
( + Berlioz: Rakoczy March, Dello Joio: Variants on a Medieval Tune, Holst: Suite in E Flat--finale, Mendelssohn: Overture for Band, and Von Weber: Clarinet Concertino No. 2)
SILVER CREST CRE-9005 (LP) (1971)

David Chamberlain/Hora Decima Brass Ensemble
( + Riegger: Nonet, Carmichael: Stardust, Nilovic: Double Concerto and trad.: La Virgen de la Macarena)
SUMMIT RECORDS 363 (2004)

R. Winston Morris/Tennessee Tech Brass Choir
( + Symphony No. 2)
USC SOUND ENTERPRISES KM 4971 (LP) (1980)

Alfred Reed/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + March Golden Eagle, Who Will But Let Himself Be Guided, A Little Concert Suite, Eventide, Seascape and Suite No. 3)
KOSEI KOCD-3012 (1990)

Jack Stamp/Keystone Wind Ensemble
( + Passacaglia and The Enchanted Island, The Hounds of Spring, A Festival Prelude and Turina/Reed: La Procession del Rocio)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11162 (200 )


Symphony No. 2 for Winds (1979)

Henrie Adams/Banda Sinfonica 'La Artistica', Bunol
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4)
WORLD WIND MUSIC WWM500.008 (1995)

Kenneth Bloomquist/Michigan State University Symphonic Band
( + Seascape, A Festival Prelude, Prelude and Capriccio and Punchinello)
GOLDEN CREST ATH 5057 (LP) (1978)

Alfred Reed/Senzoku Gakuen College Symphonic Wind Orchestra
( + Viva Musica!, A Symphonic Prelude, The Big East March, McAlister: Canovacci and Elgar/Reed: Severn Suite)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11140 (2004)

Alfred Reed/Tennessee Tech Symphonic Band
( + Symphony No. 2)
USC SOUND ENTERPRISES KM 4971 (LP) (1980)

Alfred Reed/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Punchinello, The Hounds of Spring, Three Revelations from Lotus Sutra and Vivaldi/Reed: Concerto in C major for Piccolo and Band)
KOSEI KOCD-3312 (1987)


Symphony No. 3 for Winds (1988)

Henrie Adams/Banda Sinfonica 'La Artistica', Bunol
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4)
WORLD WIND MUSIC WWM500.008 (1995)

Alfred Reed/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + El Camino Real, Two Bagatelles, Suite No. 6 and Variations on an Armenian Easter Hymn)
FONTEC FOCD9220 (2005)

Alfred Reed/Senzoku Gakuen College Symphonic Wind Orchestra
( + Joyeux Noël, Rosalind in the Forest of Arden, El Camino Real, Twelfth Night, Danza Caribe and Fucik/Fennell: Florentine March)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11157 (2005)

Alfred Reed/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + A Celebration Fanfare, Wapawekka and Shostakovich/Reed: 3 Preludes)
KOSEI KOCD-3010 (1989)


Symphony No. 4 for Winds (1992)

Henrie Adams/Banda Sinfonica 'La Artistica', Bunol
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
WORLD WIND MUSIC WWM500.008 (1995)

Alfred Reed/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
(included in collection: "Alfred Reed's World of Wind Music")
KOSEI KOCD-3554-8 (5 CDs) (2006)

Alfred Reed/Senzoku Gakuen College Symphonic Wind Orchestra
( + Suite No. 1, Marimba Concerto and Russian Christmas Music)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11108 (1997)

William H. Silvester/College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble
( + Jager: Esprit de Corps, Bilik: American Variations, Barker: Broadway Showstoppers Overture, S.A. Ward: America the Beautiful, Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever and D. Wilson: Dance of the New World)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-4573 (2003)


Symphony No. 5 for Symphonic Band (1995)

Alfred Reed/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + The Hounds of Spring, The Garden of Proserpine, Evolutions, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Tarantella , Autumn Leaves, Funiculi, Funicula and Music in the Air)
FONTEC FOCD9219 (2005)

Alfred Reed/Otonowa Wind Symphonica
( + Suite for Band No. 6, Three Revelations from the Lotus Sutra and Giligia, a Song of Rememberance)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11118 (2001)

Alfred Reed/Senzoku Gakuen Symphonic Wind Orchestra
( + Armenian Dances: Parts 1 and 2, The Music-Makers, A Springtime Celebration and Pro Texana)
WALKING FROG RECORDS WRF 140 (2001)



H(ERBERT) OWEN REED
(1910-2011)

Born in Odessa, Missouri. He studied music at the University of Missouri and at Louisiana State University where he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees both in music composition. He then enrolled at the Eastman School of Music where he studied composition with Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers, conducting with Paul White, musicology with Howard Gleason, and music theory with Allen I. McHose and received a Ph.D. in composition. In addition, he studied composition with Bohuslav Martinů and contemporary music with Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Stanley Chappel at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts and also had lessons from Roy Harris at Colorado Springs, Colorado and Arnold Schoenberg. He taught at Michigan State University from 1939 to 1976. Although he is best-known for his music for band, he also composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Among his works for orchestra are his: Symphonies Nos. 1 (1939) and 2, an orchestral version of "La Fiesta Mexicana" (1964, rev. 1968).

La Fiesta Mexicana: A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band (1949)

Harry Begian/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + R.R. Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances, Symphonic Songs for Band, Barber: The School for Scandal Overture and Creston: Anatolia)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE 1649 (1995)
(original LP release: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS RECORDING No. 69) (1974)

William Berz/Rutgers Wind Ensemble
( + Mahr: Hey!, Brooks: Dreadnought, Bryant: Alchemy in Silent Spaces and Spaniola: Escapade)
MARK MASTERS 5369 (2004)

Jerry Bilik/Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra
( + Thompson: Frostiana and Howe: Battle Hymn of the Republic)
AUDIO ARTS RECORDS 670111 (LP)

Michael J. Colburn/United States Marine Band
( + Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Chabrier: Fete Polonaise, Respighi: Feste Romane and Makris: Aegean Festival Overture)
UNITED STATES MARINE BAND USMB CD-25 (2009)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony
( + Bernstein: Candide Overture, Schuman: George Washington Bridge, Chester,
Copland: An Outdoor Overture and El Salon Mexico)
KLAVIER KCD-11048 (1996)

Howard Dunn/Dallas Wind Symphony
( + Gould: Santa Fé Saga, R. Nixon: Fiesta del Pacifico
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR 38 (1991)

Frederick Fennell/Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Holst: Suites Nos, 1 and 2, Vaughan Williams: English Folksong Suite, Toccata Marziale, Persichetti: Psalm and Mennin: Canzona)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 462960-2 (1990)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG-40011) (1954)

Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque, Bernstein: Fancy Free-Danzon and Y. Toyama / G. Fujita: Rhapsodie for Wind Orchestra)
KOSEI KOCD-2814 (1988)

George Howard/United States Air Force Band
( + Confrey: Dizzy Fingers, Steffe: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Werle: Marches, Ball: Irish Eyes and De Gastyne: Fireworks)
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND (non-commercial LP) (1970s)

Donald Hunsberger/Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Surinach: Paeans and Dances of Heathen Iberia and R. Nixon: Fiesta del Pacifico)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON (Japan) UCCG-4468 (2011)
(original LP release: DECCA (US) DL 710157) (1969)

Arthur Katterjohn/National Music Camp Intermediate Band
( + Sousa: Semper Fidelis, Chance: Incantation and Dance, Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1 in G-Finale, Prokofiev: March, Op. 99, Shostakovich: Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave)
SILVER CREST NMC-1968-10 (LP) (1968)

Yoshihiro Kimura/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + Washburn: Symphony for Band and Whear: Symphony No. 1)
TOSHIBA TOCF 9017 (2009)

Harlan D. Parker/Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble
( + Orff:Carmina Burana and Bird: Suite-Serenade for Wind Instruments)
NAXOS 8.570242 (2006)

Russell Pesola/The Concordia College Band
( + Creston: Celebration Overture, Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Revueltas: Sensemaya, Gould: Ballad of the Band, G. Jacob: Minuet and Trio, Grainger: Colonial Song, Hindemith: March, Sousa: Nobles of the Mystic Shrine March and the Black Horse Troop)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING MC 5268B

Timothy Rhea/Texas A&M University Symphonic Band
( + Dukas : La Péri - Fanfare, Stanhope: Olympic Fireworks, Verdi: Nabucco - Overture, J.S. Bach: various works and Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Procession of the Nobles)
MARK MASTERS 5982 (2005)

Jack Stamp/Keystone Wind Ensemble
( + Missouri Shindig, Renascence, For the Unfortunate, Theme and Variations and Spiritual)
KLAVIER KCD-11147 (2004)



STEVEN REINEKE
(b. 1970)

Born in Cincinnato, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio where he earned bachelor of music degrees in both trumpet performance and music composition. He worked as an arranger for the Cincinnati Pops orchestra and is now the Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center for the Arts and Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. He has composed a number of orchestral and band works.

Symphony No. 1 for Winds "New Day Rising" (2007)

Edward Petersen/The Washington Winds
( + Where Eagles Soar, Defying Gravity, Heaven's Light, Towards a New Horizon and The Witch and the Saint)
WALKING FROG RECORDS WFR 352 (2011)



ROGER REYNOLDS
(b. 1936)

Born in Detroit, Michigan. He studied composition with Ross Lee Finney at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and also studied there and at the Berkshire Music Center with Roberto Gerhard. He also worked on a fellowship at the WDR electronic studio in Cologne, Germany. He has taught at the University of California, San Diego, Yale University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. Hbe has composed a very large catalogue of dramatic, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal and electronic works. His Symphony "The Stages of Life" (1991-2) has not been recorded.

Symphony "Vertigo" (1987)

Harvey Sollberger/La Jolla Symphony Orchestra
Kotaro Sato/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony "Myths" and Whispers Out of Time)
MODE 183 (2007)


Symphony "Myths" (1990)

Kotaro Sato/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony "Vertigo" and Whispers Out of Time)
MODE 183 (2007)



WALLINGFORD RIEGGER
(1885-1961)

Born in Albany, Georgia. A gifted cellist, he was in the first graduating class of New York's Institute of Musical Art, later known as the Juilliard School, where he studied under Percy Goetschius. He continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin for three years where he studied composition with Max Bruch. He started on a conducting career in Germany that was interrupted by his service in World War I. After the War, he taught music theory and violoncello at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and afterwards taught at various universities in New York, notably the Institute of Musical Art and Ithaca College whole composing steadily. His output of music included orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His Symphonies Nos. 1, Op. 37 (1944) and 2, Op. 41 (1945) were both withdrawn.

Symphony No. 3, Op. 42 (1946-7)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Mennin: Symphony No. 3)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4902 (LP) (1954)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 63 (1956)

Bernard Goodman/University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuller: String Quartet No. 1)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF MUSIC CUSTOM RECORDING SERIES CRS 5 E-F (LP) (1958)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Variations for Piano and Orchestra and Variations for Violin and Orchestra)
FIRST EDITION FECD 007 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE S-646) (1964)



VITTORIO RIETI
(1898-1994)


Born in Alexandria, Egypt. He studied music with Giuseppe Frugatta in Milan. After war service, he settled in Rome and resumed his composition studies with Alfredo Casella and also received some instruction in orchestration from Ottorino Respighi. He was well known in musical modernist circles in Rome and Paris, and wrote ballet music for Diaghilev and incidental music for the Parisian theatre of Louis Jouvet and was also one of the founder-directors of the Paris group La Sérénade, dedicated to modern chamber music. In 1940 he moved to the USA. He taught composition at the Peabody Conservatory, the Chicago Musical College, Queens College and the New York College of Music. He composed prolifically in most genres from opera and ballet to works for solo voices and instruments. He composed a total of 11 Symphonies, of which the following have not been recorded: Nos. 1 (1929), 2 (1931), 5 (1945), 6 (1973), 7 (1977), 8 (1986), 9 (1988), 10 (1990) and 11 (1990).

Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonietta" (1932)

Jindrich Rohan/Prague Sinfonietta
( + Sonata a Cinque, Trio and Piano Sonata in A flat)
SERENUS SRS 12043 (LP) (1968)


Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia Tripartita" (1942)

Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Second Avenue Waltzes and Piano Trio)
PREMIER PRCD 1033 (1995)



JOHN DONALD ROBB
(1892-1989)


Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied composition at various times and places with Horatio Parker, Darius Milhaud, Roy Harris, Paul Hindemith and Nadia Boulanger. He worked as a composer, ethnomusicologist, arts administrator and an attorney. He was a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and served as Dean of the university's College of Fine Arts and helped establish the University of New Mexico Symphony. He composed a large body of music, including two operas, orchestral, chamber and electronic works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 in C (1956) and 3 (1962).

Symphony No. 1 for String Orchestra (1946)

David Oberg/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
OPUS ONE CD 183 (2002)



SCOTT ROBBINS
(b. 1964)


Born in Boone, North Carolina. He began his musical training as a drummer and guitarist in rock bands and is now Professor of Composition and Musicology at the Petrie School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Mini-Symphony (1992)

Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clark: Cyranoverture, Price: Rhapsodies for Piano and Orchestra, Gamer: Arkhe, Moyer: Fantasia and Kaddish)
MMC RECORDINGS 2075 (1995)

 

GEORGE ROCHBERG
(1918-2005)


Born in Paterson, New Jersey. He attended the Mannes College of Music where his teachers included George Szell and Hans Weisse, and the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Rosario Scalero and Gian Carlo Menotti. He taught at Curtis Institute of Music and then at the University of Pennsylvania and served as chairman of its music department. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 for Double Chorus, Chamber Chorus, Soloists and Orchestra (1966-69) and 4 (1976).

Symphony No. 1 in 5 Movements (1948-58, rev. 1977, 2002-3)

Christopher Lyndon-Gee/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra (2002-3 rev.)
NAXOS 8.559214 (2007)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra (reduced 3--movement vers. 1957-8)
( + Luke: Symphony No. 2)
LOUISVILLE S-634 (LP) (1963)


Symphony No. 2 (1955-6)

Christopher Lyndon-Gee/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Imago Mundi)
NAXOS 8.559182 (2005)

Werner Torkanowsky/New York Philharmonic
( + String Quartet No. 1 and Contra Mortem et Tempus)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 768 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6379) (1962)


Symphony No. 5 (1984-5)

Christopher Lyndon-Gee/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Black Sounds and Transcendental Variations)
NAXOS 8559115 (2003)


Symphony No. 6 (1986-87)

Raymond Leppard/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Verdi: Aida--Triumphal March)
CLASSIC DIGITAL SYNDICATIONS (Program 4) (non-commercial CD) (1995)


Chamber Symphony (1953)

Kenneth Moore/Oberlin Chamber Orchestra
( + Music for the Magic Theate)
DESTO/CMS RECORDS DC-6444 (LP) (1975)

 

JOHN RODBY
(b. 1944)

Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. He studied compostion with Leonard Berkowitx, Donald Michalsky and Albert Harris. He characterizes himself as a commercial musician by vocation and a composer of classical music by avocation as his work centers around composing and arranging for television and other branches of popular entertainment.

Symphony No. 2 (2005-7)
Kirk Trevor/Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
( + Rilkegesangen and Music for A Cinema Noir Sequence)
CENTAUR CRC 3237 (2012)

Chamber Symphony (Symphony Mo.1?) (1990-1)
Gareth Wood/Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hommages I - V)
ORIGINAL CAST 6003 (2001)



NED ROREM
(b. 1923)


Born in Richmond, Indiana. He received his early education in Chicago at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, the American Conservatory and then Northwestern University. Later, he studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. His teachers included Leo Sowerby, Rosario Scalero, Ewald Nolte,Virgil Thomson, Bernard Wagenaar and Aaron Copland. He taught at the University of Utah. An extraordinarily prolific composer, his catalogue includes operas, musical comedies, ballets, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1950)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.559149 (2003)

Symphony No. 2 (1956)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
NAXOS 8.559149 (2003)


Symphony No. 3 (1958)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 7, Schuller: Symphony, Hanson: Symphony No. 6, Thomson: Louisiana Story - Suite and MacDowell: Suite No. 2)
VOX BOX CDX-5092 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TV-S 34447) (1971)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1959)
(included in collection: "New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Volume 1")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 9902 (10 CDs) (1999)
(original release: VOICE OF AMERICA USC 97-98 {non-commercial LP}) (1959)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.559149 (2003)


String Symphony (1985)

Robert Shaw/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Sunday Morning and Eagles)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW353-2 (1988)


Sinfonia for Symphonic Wind Orchestra (1957)

Robert Austin Boudreau/American Wind Symphony Orchestra
( + Brouwer: Cancion de Gesta and Robert Russell Bennett: Concerto Grosso)
AMERICAN WIND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AWS 109 (1986)

Donald DeRoche/Depaul University Wind Ensemble
( + Otterloo: Serenade for Winds, Perle: Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Winds, George: Concerto for Flute and Winds and Henze: Ragtimes and Habaneras)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 568 (2011)



ARNOLD ROSNER
(b. 1945)


Born in New York City. He received his BA. in mathematics at New York University where he also studied music with Lejaren Hiller, Henri Pousseur, Allen Sapp and Leo Smit. He received his MA. in composition in 1970 and his PhD. in theory in 1972 at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has taught at Brooklyn College, the College of Staten Island, the University of Western Ontario, Wagner College and currently at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 3 (1961), 2, Op. 8 (1961), 3, op. 20 (1963), 4, Op. 29 (1964), 6, Op. 64 (1976) and 7 in A minor, Op. 78 "The Tragedy of Queen Jane" (1982).

Symphony No. 5, Op. 57 "Missa sine Cantoribus super 'Salve Regina'" (1973)

John McLaughlin Williams/National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
( + Flagello: Missa Sinfonica)
NAXOS 8.559347 (2008)


Symphony No. 8 for Concert Band, Op.84 "Trinity" (1988)

David Bertman/University of Houston Wind Ensemble
( + Flagello: Symphony No. 2, Concerto Sinfonico, Valse Noire and Odyssey)
NAXOS 8.573060 (2013)



CHRISTOPHER ROUSE
(b. 1949)


Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He developed an early interest in both classical and popular music. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell University, numbering among his principal teachers George Crumb and Karel Husa. He maintained a steady interest in popular music and taught a course in the history of rock for many years: at the Eastman School of Music, where he was Professor of Composition.He is currently a member of the composition faculty at The Juilliard School of Music. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 3 was composed in 2010-11..

Symphony No. 1 (1986)

Alan Gilbert/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Iscariot)
BIS CD-1386 (2008)

David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Phantasmata)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0026 (2004)
(original CD release: NONESUCH 79230-2 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 (1994)

Christoph Eschenbach/Houston Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Phaeton)
TELARC CD-80452 (1997)

Alan Gilbert/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto)
BIS CD-1586 (2009)

 

MIKLÓS RÓZSA
(1907-1995)


Born in Budapest, Hungary. As a child, he studied the piano with his mother, a classmate of Bartók at the Budapest Academy, and the violin and viola with his uncle, Lajos Berkovits, a musician with the Royal Hungarian Opera. He started composing and collecting folk music. He then went to the Leipzig Conservatory, where he studied composition with Hermann Grabner and musicology with Theodor Kroyer. He moved on to Paris, London and eventually Hollywood where he established himself as one of the greatest masters of film composing. He also taught film music at the University of Southern California. In addition to his numerous film score, he composed orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works.

Symphony in 3 Movements, Op. 6a (1930, rev. 1993)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + The Vintner's Daughter)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7224-2 (1994)


Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 29 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1966, rev. 1978)


James Sedares/Igor Grupppman (violin)/Richard Bock (cello)/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7304-2 (1996)

Barry Wordsworth/Philippe Graffin (violin)/Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
ASV GOLD GLD 4018 (2006)



DANE RUDHYAR
(1895-1985)


Born in Paris, France (original name: Daniel Chennevière). He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and music at the Paris Conservatory. He was self-taught, however, in composition. His music led him to New York City in 1916 where some of his polytonal compositions were performed. He devoted most of his time to writing about mysticism and astrology. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Sinfonietta (1927)

Jonel Perlea/Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
( + Brant: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies)
REMINGTON R-199-188 (LP) (1953)



ARMAND RUSSELL
(b. 1932)


Born in Seattle, Washington. He received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Washington with a major in music composition and the Doctorate in music composition from the Eastman School of Music. He studied composition with John Verrall, George McKay, Bernard Rogers, and Howard Hanson. He played the double bass in various symphony orchestras and also taught as a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music and then on the faculty of the University of Hawaii Music Department for more than 30 years. He composed works for orchestra, band, chamber groups, voices and for his own instrument, the double bass.

Symphony in Three Images for Symphonic Band (1969)

Donald McGinnis/New York All-State High School Wind Ensemble
(included in collection: "1969 New York All-State Concert")
SILVER CREST NY1969 (4 LPs) (1969)



WILLIAM RUSSO
(1928-2003)

Born in Chicago, Illinois. He was trained as a jazz musician and most of his works are jazz compositions. However, he also composed classical music, including symphonies, and choral works, as well as a number of works for the theater, often mixing elements of different genres. He was also a trombonist, a private teacher of composition and founder of Chicago's Columbia College's music department becaming the director of its Center for New Music. His Symphony No. 1 was composed in 1957. He was more usually known as Bill Russo.

Symphony No. 2 in C major , Op. 32 "Titans" (1958)

Leonard Bernstein/NewYork Philharmonic
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 5)
VOICE OF AMERICA USC 99-100 (non-commercial LP) (1959)



FREDERIC RZEWSKI
(b. 1938)


Born in Westfield, Massachusetts. He began playing piano at age and later attended Phillips Academy, Harvard and Princeton universities where his teachers included Randall Thompson, Roger Sessions, Walter Piston and Milton Babbitt. He then went to Italy to study with Luigi Dallapiccola and began a career as a performer of new piano music, often with an improvisatory element. A few years later, he was a co-founder of Musica Elettronica Viva with Alvin Curran and Richard Teitelbaum. He became Professor of Composition at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium and has taught for short periods at schools and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has composed theater, orchestral, instrumental and piano works in advanced idioms.

Pocket Symphony (2000)

Eighth Blackbird Instrumental Sextet
( + Les Moutons de Panurge and Coming Together)
CEDILLE CDR90000 (2005)

 

P. PETER SACCO
(1928-2000)

Born in Albion, New York. He received the M.M. and D.M.A. in composition from the Eastman School of Music. He was a member of the faculty of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, University of Hawaii and San Francisco State University. He composed over 300 works for most forms, including jazz songs, jazz instrumental pieces and opera. Sixteen of those were for orchestra and string orchestra.

Symphony No. 1 (1955)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Violin Concerto No. 1, Hypocries and Contemplation)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 410 (2001)



ROBERT L. SANDERS
(1906-1974)


Born in Chicago, Illinois. He first studied in Chicago's Bush Conservatory of Music and then went to the American Academy in Rome to study composition with Ottorino Respighi and to Paris for further instruction from Guy de Lioncourt. On his return to America he taught at the Chicago Conservatory and late at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and, for man years, at Brooklyn College of the City of New York. He composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. Unrecorded are a Symphony for Concert Band (1942-3) and Little Symphony No. 3 in D (1963).

Symphony in A major (1954-5)

David Van Vactor/Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
CRI 156 (LP) (1962)


Little Symphony No. 1 in G major (1939)


Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Floyd: Mystery-5 Songs of Motherhood)
LOUISVILLE LOU-635 (LP) (1963)


Little Symphony No. 2 in B flat major (1953)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Persichetti: Symphony No. 5 and Blacher: Studie im Pianissimo)
LOUISVILLE LOU 545-7 (LP) (1954)



PEDRO SANJUAN
(1886-1976)


Born in San Sebastian, Spain. He studied composition with Joaquin Turina. Moving to Cuba, he organized the Havana Philharmonic and taught composition. He eventually settled in the United States where he taught composition at Converse College in South Carolina. He composed orchestral, choral, vocal and piano works.

Ritual Symphony "La Macumba" (1951)

Alfredo Antoni/Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra
( + Creston: Dance Overture, Hively: Summer Holiday and Haufrecht: Square Set)
CRI SD 111 (LP) (1957)



ROBERT SAVAGE
(1951-1993)


Born in Saudi Arabia to American parents. He came to America as a teenager and received a B.A. in music from Columbia University where he studied with Jack Beeson and then privately with Ben Weber, Ned Rorem, David Diamond, John Corigliano and David Del Tredici. He was intensely interested in the indiginous music of North and South America and incorporated its sounds into his compositions. He wrote orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

An Eye-Sky Symphony (1988)

Joel Eric Suben/Polish National Radio Sympony
( + Florida Poems, AIDS Ward Scherzo, Frost Free, Sudden Sunsets and Cowboy Nocturne)
CRI CD-790 (1998)



ANTHONY LOUIS SCARMOLIN
(1890-1969)


Born in Schio, Italy. He learned violin, piano and clarinet at an early age from his father and his Scarmolin family came to America in 1900 and settled in New Jersey. He then studied in New York's German Conservatory of Music with Bertha Cahn. He started composing popular songs and after service in World War I, he found work teaching and directing the band and orchestra at Emerson High School in Union City, New Jersey. He composed prolifically for the rest of his life. His output included operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works as well as numerous pieces for pedagigical purposes. Unrecorded are Miniature Symphonies Nos. 1, Op. 171 (1940) and 2, Op. 176 (1942).

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 154 (1937)

Joel Eric Suben/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80502 (1996)


Symphony No. 2 (1945-6)

Joel Eric Suben/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80502 (1996)


Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia Breve" (1952)

Joel Eric Suben/ Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80502 (1996)


Sinfonietta for Strings (1939)

Joel Eric Suben/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Overture on a Street Vendor's Ditty, Night, Whisper of Love, Upon Looking at an Old Harpsichord and Quartet for Piano and Strings)
CENTAUR CRC 2620 (2004)



HAROLD SCHIFFMAN
(b. 1928)

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received his education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of California at Berkeley and at Florida State University, Tallahassee. His principal composition teacher was Roger Sessions with whom he studied at the University of California, as well as privately in Berkeley and again later in Princeton, New Jersey. In Tallahassee, he was further influenced by Ernst von Dohnányi who taught at that school. Schiffman was appointed to the faculty of the Florida State University School of Music in 1959 where he remained until his retirement. He has composed orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and choral works.

Symphony (No. 1) (1961)

Mátyás Antál/Györ Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Oboe d'Amore and String Orchestra and Concerto for Piano and Orchestra)
NORTH/SOUTH N/S R 1021 (1999)


Symphony No. 2 "Music for Györ" (2008)

Mátyás Antál/Györ Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ninnerella Variata, Variations on "Branchwater" for Guitar and Orchestra, Blood Mountain Suite and Overture to a Comedy)
NORTH/SOUTH N/S R 1050 (2009)



GUNTHER SCHULLER
(b. 1925)


Born in New York City into a musical family, the son of a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. As a child, he was sent to Germany for musical training and then studied at the Saint Thomas Choir School, becaming an accomplished horn and flute player. At age 15 he played horn professionally with the American Ballet Theater, followed by an appointment as principal hornist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and then the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. As a teenager, he attended the Precollege Division at the Manhattan School of Music and also began a career as a jazz performer. He taught at the Manhattan School of Music, the Yale University School of Music and the New England Conservatory in Boston. He has composed operas, ballets, film and television scores as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works in both classical and jazz styles.

Symphony (1965)


Donald Johanos/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuman: Symphony No. 7, Hanson: Symphony No. 6, 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 34412) (1971)

Symphony for Large Wind Orchestra "In Praise of Winds" (1981)

Charles Peltz/New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
( + Colgrass: Déjà Vu and Dream Dancer)
MODE RECORDS 125 (2003)

H. Robert Reynolds/University of Michigan Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble
( + J.S. Bach: Fantasia, W. Kraft: Dialogues and Entertainments and Susato: 12 Dances from "The Danserye")
GOLDEN CREST D-81-CBDNA-7 (LP) (1981)


Chamber Symphony (1989)

Edwin London/Cleveland Chamber Symphony
( + Lutoslawski: Paroles Tissées and P. Cooper: Love Songs and Dances)
GM RECORDINGS 2058 (2001)


Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Op. 16 (1950)

Edgar Howarth/Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
( + Bozza: Sonatine, Dukas: Fanfare for "La Peri," Grieg: Funeral March, Jolivet: Fanfare Narcisse, Poulenc: Sonata for 3 Brasses and R. Strauss: Fanfare Stadt Wien)
ARGO ZRG 731 (LP) (1973)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/Brass Ensemble of the Jazz and Classical Music Society
( + J. J. Johnson: Poem for Brass, J. Lewis: Three Llittle Feelings and J. Giuffre: Pharaoh)
SONY LEGACY CK 64929 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA CL-941) (1957)

Gunther Schuller/Summit Brass
( + Welcher: Castle Creek Fanfare, Cheetham: Keystone Celebration, Sampson: Reflections on a Dance, J. Stevens: Moondance, Schwantner: Fanfare for D. H. and Erb: Sonneries)
SUMMIT RECORDS DCD 127 (1991)

 

WILLIAM SCHUMAN
(1910-1992)

Born in New York City. He began composing popular songs and played in jazz groups as a teenager. He then took private lessons in harmony with Max Persin and began counterpoint lessons with Charles Haubiel at the Juilliard School of Music and attended summer courses in orchestration there with Adolf Schmid and harmony with Bernard Wagenaar. At Teachers College of Columbia University, Schuman earned a B.S. in music education. He then taught at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, studied conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum and studied with Roy Harris. He then had brilliant careers as a composer and musical administrator with latter culminating with the presidencies of the Juilliard School and Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts. He composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works. His
Symphonies Nos. 1 for 18 Instruments (1935) and 2 (1937) were both withdrawn.


Symphony No. 3 (1941)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 8)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 63163 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6245) (1961)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Harris: Symphony No. 3)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 419780-2 (1987)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4413 (LP) (1951)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Judith)
NAXOS 8.559317 (2006)


Symphony No. 4 (1942)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Judith and Prayer in Time of War)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0011 (2003)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-692) (1969)

David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Credendum and Piano Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 566 (2003)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9, The Orchestra Song and Circus Overture)
NAXOS 8.559254 (2005)


Symphony for Strings (Symphony No. 5) (1943)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 8)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 63163 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7442) (1970)

Eleazar De Carvalho/NewYork Philharmonic
( + Russo: Symphony No. 2)
VOICE OF AMERICA USC 99-100 (non-commercial LP) (1959)

Mikhail Gurewitsch/Do.Gma Chamber Orchestra
( + Barber: Adagio for Strings, Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra and Foote: Suite in E major)
AUDIOMAX AUD9121717 (2011)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Judith)
NAXOS 8.559317 (2006)

Edgar Schenkman/Concert Hall String Symphony
( + Barber: Capricorn Concerto)
CONCERT HALL CHS-1078 (LP) (1950s)
(from CONCERT HALL 78s)

William Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1)
CAPITOL S-8212 (LP) (1953)

Yuli Turovsky/I Musici de Montreal
( + Barber: Adagio for Strings, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Gould: Spirituals for String Orchestra and Harp)
CHANDOS CHAN 9848 (2000)


Symphony No. 6 (1948)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1955)
(included in collection: "New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Volume 1")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 9902 (10 CDs) (1999)

Hugh Keelan/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Harris: Symphony No. 7)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7290-2 HI (2001)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Piston: Symphony No. 4 and Harris: Symphony No. 7)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 256 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4992) (1955)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Prayer in Time of War and New England Triptych)
NAXOS 8.559625 (2009)


Symphony No. 7 (1960)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Schuller: Symphony, Hanson: Symphony No. 6, 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 34447) (1971)

Lorin Maazel/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Balada: Symphony No. 3)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 348-2 (1992)
(original LP release: NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 348) (1987)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10)
NAXOS 8.559255 (2010)


Symphony No. 8 (1962)


Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 63163 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6512) (1963)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Night Journey)
NAXOS 8.559651 (2010)


Symphony No. 9 "Le Fosse Ardeatine" (1968)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Persichetti: Symphony No. 9)
RCA RED SEAL LSC 3212 (LP) (1972)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, The Orchestra Song and Circus Overture)
NAXOS 8.559254 (2005)


Symphony No. 10 "American Muse" (1975)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS 8.559255 (2010)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + American Festival Overture and New England Triptych)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-61282-2 (1992)



JOSÉ SEREBRIER
(b. 1938)

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He began violin studies with Juan Fabbri and then entered the Montevideo Municipal School of Music where he studied the violin and harmony. He then had private lessons in piano with Sarah Bourdillón and Guido Santórsola for counterpoint, fugue and composition. He then entered the Montevideo Conservatory where he took courses in counterpoint and composition with Carlos Estrada. Moving to America in 1956, he entered the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied composition with Vittorio Giannini, then on to Tanglewood for classes with Aaron Copland and then private conducting lessons from Pierre Monteux in Maine and from Antal Dorati as apprentice conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. With this background, Serebrier went on to twin careers of conductor and composer. As the former, he has a worldwide reputation greatly enhanced by recordings. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1955)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Tango en Azul, Casi un Tango and They Rode Into the Sunset)
NAXOS 8.559648 (2010)

Leopold Stokowski/Houston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1, Copland: Short Symphony and Milhaud: Symphony No. 1)
GUILD HISTORICAL 2347 (2010)


Symphony No. 2 "Partita" (1958)

José Serebrier/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia for Strings, Sonata for Violin Solo and Winterreise)
NAXOS 8.559303 (2007)


Symphony No. 3 for Strings and Soprano Vocalise "Symphonie Mystique" (2002)


José Serebrier/Carole Farley (soprano)/ Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
( + Elegy for Strings, Variaciones Sobre una Tema de la Infancia, Dorothy and Carmine, George and Muriel, Fantasia for Strings and Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile)
NAXOS 8.559183 (2003)


Symphony for Percussion (1964)

John Eliot Gardiner/Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble
( + Chávez Toccata, Hovhaness: Bacchanale and October Mountain)
GALE GMFD 1-76-004 (LP) (1977)


Carmen Symphony for Orchestra or Concert Band (after G. Bizet) (c. 2000)

José Serebrier/Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya
( + Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
BIS CD-1305 (2004)

José Serebrier/United States Marine Band
( + Mexican Dance, Ginastera: Estancia-Dance Suite, Revueltas: Night Cry, Sousa: Stars and Stripes Together and Villa-Lobos: Concerto Grosso for Wind Quartet and Wind Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.5700727 (2008)



TIBOR SERLY
(1901-1978)


Born in Losonc, Hungary into a musical family that immigrated to New York in 1905. After initial musical studies with his father, he attended the Budapest Royal Academy where he studied composition with Zoltán Kodály, violin with Jenő Hubay and orchestration with Leo Weiner. On his return to America, he played the violin and viola in several orchestras and conducted his own music as well. When Béla Bartók and his wife arrived as refugees, Serly did his utmost to support them and also helped to complete or arrange some of Bartók's ultimate works. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1931), (3) for String Orchestra (1956-8) and (4) in 4 Cycles for String Orchestra (1960).

Symphony No. 2 for Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion (1932)

Tibor Serly/Vienna Symphony Orchestra Winds and Percussion
( + Piano Concertino 3 x 3)
MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY MHS 3360 (LP) (1976)



ROGER SESSIONS
(1896-1985)

Born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied music at Harvard University from the age of 14. There he wrote for and subsequently edited the Harvard Musical Review. Graduating at age 18, he went on to study composition at Yale University under Horatio Parker and privately with Ernest Bloch in Cleveland and New York before securing his first teaching position at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He then moved on to the Cleveland Institute of Music initially as an assistant to Bloch. He began composing his first important composition while in Rome on a fellowship to the American Academy. In New York, he and his fellow composer Aaron Copland presented concerts of contemporary American music. He then taught at several schools including Boston University, Princeton, the Juilliard School and Harvard. He composed operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works. An unnumbered Symphony in D from 1917 remains unpublished and unrecorded

Symphony No. 1 (1927)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 573 (1990)
(original LP release: CRI 131) (1960)


Symphony No. 2 (1946)

Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Harbison: Symphony No. 2 and Oboe Concerto
DECCA 443376-2 (1994)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 573 (1990)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-2120) (1950)

Symphony No. 3 (1957)

Igor Buketoff/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 573 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-3095) (1968)


Symphony No. 4 (1958)

Christian Badea/Columbus Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Rhapsody for Orchestra)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80345 (1992)


Symphony No. 5 (1964)

Christian Badea/Columbus Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Rhapsody for Orchestra)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80345 (1992)


Symphony No. 6 (1966)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9)
PHOENIX USA PHC 172 (2010)
(original CD release: DECCA 444519-2) (1996)


Symphony No. 7 (1967)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 9)
PHOENIX USA PHC 172 (2010)
(original CD release: DECCA 444519-2) (1996)

Peter Leonard/Louisville Orchestra
( + Divertimento)
LOUISVILLE LS-776 (LP) (1981)


Symphony No. 8 (1968)

Leon Botstein/American Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Inscape, Perle: Transcendental Modulations and Rands: ...where the murmurs die...)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80631 (2005)


Symphony No. 9 (1978)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
PHOENIX USA PHC 172 (2010)
(original CD release: DECCA 444519-2) (1996)

 

DAVID SHAFFER
(b. 1953)

Born in Columbus, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor Degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music Degree from Miami University (Ohio). He has taught at various schools and has been associated with the Miami University Marching Band for 30 years. He has composed music for band and wind ensembles.

"Batter Up!," A Sandlot Symphony for Beginning Band and Narrator (2011)

Edward Petersen/The Washington Winds
(included in collection: "Above and Beyond - Album for the Young")
WALKING FROG RECORDS WFR 374 (2011)



HAROLD SHAPERO
(1920-2013)


Born in Lynn, Massachusetts. He learned to play the piano as a child and for some years was a pianist in dance orchestras. He studied composition with Nicolas Slonimsky at Boston's Malkin Conservatory and then at Harvard with Walter Piston and Ernst Krenek and then with Paul Hindemith at the Berkshire Music Center in Tangelwood, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard, he undertook further studies with Nadia Boulanger. While studying with Boulanger, Shapero was also in contact with Stravinsky, who was helpful in his critiques of Shapero's music. He worked as a pianist and then taught composition at Brandeis University and became chairman of the department and founder of its electronic music studio. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. He wrote a Sinfonietta in 2003.

Symphony for Classical Orchestra (1947)


Leonard Bernstein/Columbia Symphony Orchestra
( + Lopatnikoff: Concertino for Orchestra and Dallapiccola: Tartiniana for Violin and Orchestra)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60725) 1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4889 (1954)

André Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nine Minute Overture)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80373 (1992)



GORDON SHERWOOD
(b. 1929)


Born in Evanston, Illinois. His formal formal musical training includes studies with Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts as well as with Philipp Jarnach in Hamburg, Germany and Goffredo Petrassi at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. His Symphony No. 1 had a partial performance when it was new by Dimitri Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic. After his studies he began a wandering life that took him to many countries, supporting himself with itinerant jobs, and eventually wound up in Bavaria, Germany. His music was recently rediscovered. He also wrote a Classical Symphonie (Symphony No. 2) , Op. 38 (1969-70) and Blues Symphony for 6 Saxophones and Orchestra, Op. 118 (c. 1999).

Symphony No 1. Op. 3 (1956)

Werner Andreas Albert/Bavarian Youth Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta and Piano Concerto)
CPO 777012-2 (2004)


Sinfonietta, Op. 101 (1996)

Werner Andreas Albert/Bavarian Youth Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto)
CPO 777012-2 (2004)

 

HOWARD SHORE
(b. 1946)

Born in Toronto, Canada. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston after graduating from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. He has had a distinguished career as a film composer and music director. He has also composed a few concert works as well as an opera,

The Lord of the Rings Symphony (1999-2003)

Ludwig Wicki/Kaitlyn Lusk (vocalist)/21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
HOWE RECORDS HWR 1005 (2 CDs) (2012)



ELIE SIEGMEISTER
(1909-1991)


Born in New York City. After youthful piano lessons, he studied theory and composition with Seth Bingham at Columbia University and then studied counterpoint privately with Wallingford Riegger and had training with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He taught at Brooklyn College of the City of New York, the New School for Social Research, the University of Minnesota and Hofstra University. He composed prolifically and his catalogue encompassed operas, incidental music, film scores, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1947, rev. 1972), 2 (1950, rev. 1971), 4 (1966-70), 5 "Visions of Time" (1971-5), 6 (1983), 7 (1986) and 8 (1989).

Symphony No. 3 (1957)

Elie Siegmeister/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Goeb: Symphony No. 4 and Keller: Symphony No. 3)
CITADEL CTD 88121 (1997)
(original LP release: CRI S-185 (LP) (1964)



ROBERTO SIERRA
(b. 1953, PUERTO RICO)


Born in Vega Baja. He first studied at Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and then at London's Royal College of Music and, most notably, with György Ligeti at Hamburg's Hochschule für Musik. He held several academic positions in Puerto Rico and later became professor of composition at Cornell University. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Sinfonía No. 1 (2004)

Thomas M. Sleeper/Frost Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonías Nos. 2 and 3)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 942 (2007)


Sinfonía No. 2 "Gran Passacaglia" (2005)

Thomas M. Sleeper/Frost Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonías Nos. 1 and 3)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 942 (2007)


Sinfonía No. 3 "La Salsa" (2005)

Thomas M. Sleeper/Frost Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonías Nos. 1 and 2)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 942 (2007)

Sinfonía No. 4 (2009)

Giancarlo Guerrerro/Nashville Symphony Orchestra
( + Fandagos and Carnaval)
NAXOS 8.559738 (2013)



STANISŁAW SKROWACZEWSKI
(b. 1923)


Born in Lwów, Poland (now in Ukraine). He made his début as a pianist on Polish Radio at the age of 11 and as a conductor and composer soon thereafter. He began studies in conducting, composition, musicology and philosophy at Lwów Conservatory and did graduate studies in Kraków in 1945. After winning the Szymanowski Composition Prize, he studied composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger as well as conducting with Paul Kletzki. He had an eminent conducting career in Poland, America and England. He became an American citizen. He composed a ballet, film and theater scores as well as orchestral and chamber works. He began composing at the age of 7 and soon had completed his Symphony No. 1, (1930). But like most of his pre-1946 work, his wartime scores have been lost. His other numbered symphonies are these: No. 2 (c. 1945), No. 3 (c. 1946) and No. 4 (1954). He has a further unrecorded symphony, the unnumbered Symphony for Strings (1947-49).

Symphony "In Memory of Ken Dayton" (2003)

Stanisław Skrowaczewski/Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern( + Music at Night and Il Piffero dela Notte)
OEHMS CLASSICS OC712 (2009)



THOMAS M. SLEEPER
(b. 1956)

Born in Oklahoma. He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas, and subsequently received his Master of Music at Southern Methodist University where he studied under Daryl F. Rauscher of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed Associate Conductor of the Dallas Civic Symphony and the SMU Chamber Orchestra and Opera Theatre where he began studies with Maestro James Rives-Jones. He is he is currently Director of Orchestral Activities and Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater and Music Director of the Florida Youth Orchestra. He has composed operas, orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Among his orchestral works is a Symphony No. 2 "Lil' Leylie."

Symphony No. 1 (2008)

Paul Phillips/Meadows Symphony Orchestra
( + Six Arias for Cello and Orchestra and Xenia)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1212 (2010)



CLAUDE T. SMITH
(1932-1987)

Born in Monroe City, Missouri. He received his undergraduate training at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri, and at the University of Kansas. He taught composition and theory at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and also conducted the University Symphony Orchestra. He also directed church choirs in Cozad, Nebraska, Chillicothe, Missouri and in Kansas City, Missouri. He composed orchestral, band, chamber, choral and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 for Band (1977)

Robert Allan/Illinois State University Symphonic Band
( + McBeth: Dance Prelude, Kaddish, Bernstein/Grundman: Slava! and Tchaikovsky/Safranek: Symphony No. 4 - Excerpt)
MARK MC 8199 (LP) (1979)

James M. Bankhead/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
( + Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn, Variations on a Revolutionary Hymn, Danse Folatre, Legacy for Band and Variations on a Hymn by Louis Bourgeois)
KOSEI KOCD-0302 (1989)

Alain Crépin/Belgian Air Force Symphonic Band
( + Del Borgo: Music for Winds and Percussion and Curnow: Symphonic Variants for Euphonium and Band)
RENE GAILLY 87075 (2000)

James W. Jurrens/Southwestern State University Wind Symphony
( + Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn, Anthem for Winds and Percussion, Dance Prelude, March on an Irish Air and Jubilant Prelude)
GOLDEN CREST ATH-5064 (LP) (1980)



LARRY ALAN SMITH
(b. 1955)

Born in Canton, Ohio. His earliest musical training was in his home state and then with Nadia Boulanger in France and with Vincent Persichetti, among others, at the Juilliard School of Music. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1980-3) and 3 (2009).

Symphony No. 2 "Genesis/Antietam" (1984)

Larry Alan Smith/Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 3 Movements for Orchestra, Crucifixus for Soprano and Orchestra and Serenade for String Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 796 (2005)



ROBERT W. SMITH
(b. 1958)

Born in Daleville, Alabama. He played lead trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, where he studied composition with Dr. Paul Yoder. He then earned the Master's degree at the University of Miami where he studied with Alfred Reed. He was soon hired by Columbia Pictures Publications and later Warner Brothers and later returned to Troy State University as its band conductor. He is a prolific composer with over 600 works in his catalogue, mostly for band.

Symphony No. 1 for Band "The Divine Comedy" (2002)

José Miguel Micó Castellano/Unió Musical of Lliria
( + Symphony No. 3 and Gemeinhardt Suite No. 1)
WALKING FROG RECORDS WFR 356 (2011)


Symphony No. 2 for Band "The Odyssey" (2004)

Edward Petersen/The Washington Winds
( + Morpheus, Kronos, Apollo Fanfare, Chautauqua, The Great Steamboat Race, In a Gentle Rain, To Dance in the Secret Garden , Ireland: Of Legend and Lore and A Nation's Strength)
ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING 00-ELM04008CD (2004)


Symphony No. 3 for Band "Don Quixote" (2008)

José Miguel Micó Castellano/Unió Musical of Lliria
( + Symphony No. 1 and Gemeinhardt Suite No. 1)
WALKING FROG RECORDS WFR 356 (2011)


The Symphony of Souls for Band (2007)

Edward Petersen/The Washington Winds
(included in collection: "As Spirits Take Flight")
WALKING FROG RECORDS WFR 349 (2009)



KENNETH SNOECK
(b. 1946)

Born in Roseville, Michigan. He studied at Central Michigan University where he was a teaching graduate assistant and arranger for the marching band while in the graduate school and had his only composition class with William Rivard. He pursued a career as a composer, arranger, conductor and teacher of band music.

Symphony No. 3 "Scaramouche" (1971)

Thomas Harris/University of Illinois Symphonic Band
( + Curnow: Mutana and A. Reed: Othello)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONIC BAND Record No. 92 (LP) (1981)

Arthur Katterjohn/National Music Camp High School Symphonic Band
( + Bilik: They Walked in Darkness, Dukas: Fanfare from "La Peri," and Wagner: Bainum: Tristan and Isolde - Liebestod)
NATIONAL MUSIC CMAP NMC-1974-17 (LP) (1974)

Charles J. Payne/Las Cruces High School Symphonic Band
( + Mahler: Symphony No. 3 - Finale, Rhodes: 3 Mexican Dances, Schuman: George Washington Bridge + Berlin, Sousa, et. al)
SILVER CREST ABA-76-4 (LP) (1976)

John P. Paynter/Northwestern University SymphonicWind Ensemble
( + M. Haigh: Symphonic Variations, Sclater: Prelude and Variations on "Gone Is My Mistris" and Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 73-3 (LP) (1973)



LEROY SOUTHERS
(1941-2003)


Born in Minot, North Dakota. He studied at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where his teachers included Ingolf Dahl and Halsey Stevens. He worked as an oboist in several orchestras and chamber groups and taught at the Los Angeles Institute of the Performing Arts, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and, ultimately, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony for Chamber Ensemble (1967)

Julius Williams/Dvorak Symphony Orchestra
( + Jarrett: Symphony No. 1, McQuillan: Romanza for Solo Violin and Orchestra and Denisch: Golden Fanfare)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 704 (2004)



LEO SOWERBY
(1895-1968)

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He began to compose at the age of ten and his Violin Concerto was premiered in by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra while he was a teenager. In Chicago, he studied the piano with Calvin Lampert and theory with Arthur Anderson. He also had brief studies with Percy Grainger. He was self-taught as an organist but held many prestigious organ posts over the years. He taught at Chicago's American Conservatory and also held jobs as a choirmaster. He composed works in all genres except opera. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1921), 3 in F sharp minor (1939-40), 4 (1949) and 5 (1964) and a Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1933-4).

Symphony No. 2 in B major (1927-8)

Paul Freeman/Chicago Sinfonietta
( + Concert Overture, All On a Summer's Day and Passacaglia, Interlude and Fugue)
CEDILLE RECORDS CDR 90000 039 (1998)



JARED SPEARS
(b. 1930)

Born in Chicago, Illinois. He received a degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University, a B.M. and M.M. in Percussion and Composition from the Cosmopolitan School of Music and a Doctorate. in Composition from Northwestern University. Some of his teachers were Blythe Owen, Alan Stout, and Anthony Donato. He has taught at different levels up to a professorship at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He has composed over 250 original works for band, choir, orchestra, and chamber ensembles.

Symphony No. 1 (1980)

Jared Spears/Tennessee Tech University Symphonic Band
( + Alleluias, Divertimento, and Woven Tales)
USC SOUND ENTERPRISES KM-6549 (LP) (1981)



WILLIAM STALNAKER
(b. 19--)

String Symphony

Vladimír Válek/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Preludes and Postludes for Small Orchestra, Books I and II, String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 and Re Lear: Scenes and Songs for Clarinet and Strings-2 Versions)
MMC RECORDINGS 2166 (2008)



JACK STAMP
(b. 1954)


Born in College Park, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master's in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with Eugene Corporon. His primary composition teachers have been Robert Washburn and Fisher Tull and he had further lessons from David Diamond, Joan Tower and Richard Danielpour. He has taught in several schools and is currently Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting and also guest conducts other bands. His compositions are mostly for band.

Symphony No. 1 "In Memoriam of David Diamond" (2006)

Jack Stamp/Keystone Winds
( + R. Nelson: Fanfare for the New Millennium, Schuman: - New England Triptych, Turrin: Chronicles, Danielpour: Icarus and Bryant: Radiant Joy)
MARK CUSTOM MCD 8470

Stephen K. Steele/Illinois State University Wind Symphony
( + Maslenka: Symphony No. 2 and Krumenauer: Blue on Red)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 996 (2008)

 

PAUL JOHN STANBERY
(b.1957)

Born in Toledo, Ohio. He studied at Bowling Green State University and The University of Cincinnati. His mentors and teachers included conducting studies with Emil Raab, Ivan Trusler, Robert Porco and John Leman and composition with Wallace DePue and H. Owen Reed. In addition to composing, he also conducts and teaches. His Symphony No, 2 was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Symphony No. 2 "Foundations" (2012)

Paul John Stanbery/Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra
NAVONA RECORDS NV5957 (2014)



MAX STEINER
(1888-1971)


Born in Vienna, Austria. His full name was Maximilian Raoul Steiner. A child prodigy in composing, Steiner received some piano advice from Johannes Brahms and, at the age of sixteen, enrolled at the Imperial Academy of Music (now known as the University of Music and Performing Arts) where he was taught by Robert Fuchs and Hermann Gradener and also had some advice from Gustav Mahler. By World War I, he was working in London but soon moved on to New York where he worked as a musical director, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor of Broadway operettas and musicals. His next stop was Hollywood where he spent the rest of his life as one of the giants of film composing. His score for "King Kong" was the very first fully composed soundtrack. He composed, arranged and orchestrated hundreds of film scores, but wrote no other types of music except for some juvenile operettas

Symphonie Moderne (from the film "Four Wives" (1939)

Eric Hammerstein/Earl Wild (piano and celesta)/ RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
( + Rodgers: Slaughter om Tenth Avenue, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 31, Liszt: 3 Concert Etudes and Chopin: Andante spianato et Grand polonaise Brillante)
IVORY CLASSICS 70801 (1998)
(original release in collection: "Music For Your Every Mood - Background Moods"-
READER'S DIGEST RD26-K {10 LPs}) (1965)



HALSEY STEVENS
(1908-1989)


Born in Scott, New York. He studied at Syracuse University with William Berwald and at the University of California, Berkeley with the composer Ernest Bloch. He taught at at Syracuse University, Dakota Wesleyan University, Bradley University, the University of Redlands and then at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles until his retirement. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 2 (1945)and 3 (1946)

Symphony No. 1 (1941-5, rev. 1950)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Dances and Sonata for Solo Cello)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 892 (2002)
(original LP release: CRI S-129) (1959)


Sinfonia Breve (1956-57)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Elwell: Concert Suite)
LOUISVILLE 593 (1960)



WILLIAM GRANT STILL
(1895-1978)


Born in Woodville, Mississippi. He first worked with popular musicians like W.C. Handy and then studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio with Friedrich Lehmann. After service in World War I, he resumed his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with George Whitefield Chadwick and privately with Edgard Varèse and then worked again with Handy and played the oboe in popular music groups. He became the leading African-American classical composer of his time and produced a large catalogue that included operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" (1930)

Jindong Cai/Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Kaintuck, Dismal Swamp and O. Wilson: Expansions III)
CENTAUR CRC 2331 (2000)

Paul Freeman/Chicago Sinfonietta
( + Sowande: African Suite-Selections, Coleridge-Taylor: Danse Nègre and Petite Suite de Concert)
CEDILLE RECORDS CDR 90000 055 (2000)

Paul Freeman/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Highway 1, U. S. A.-2 Arias, Coleridge-Taylor: Danse Nègre and Hiawatha's Wedding Feast- Onaway, Awake, Beloved)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS M 32782 (LP) (1974)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Ellington: The River-Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9154 (1993)

John Jeter/Fort Smith Symphony
( + In Memoriam and Africa)
NAXOS 8.559174 (2005)

Karl Krueger/Orchestra of the Vienna Opera
( + Seven Traceries -Excerpts, Blues from Lenox Avenue and Three Visions)
NEW RECORDS NRLP 105 (LP) (1952)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Beach: Symphony in E minor)
BRIDGE 9086 (1999)
(original LP release: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 118) (1965)


Symphony No. 2 in G minor "Song of a New Race" (1937)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony and Ellington: Harlem)
CHANDOS CHAN 9226 (1993)

John Jeter/Fort Smith Symphony
( + Symphony No. 3 and Wood Notes)
NAXOS 8.559676 (2012)


Symphony No. 3 "Sunday Symphony" (1958)

John Jeter/Fort Smith Symphony
( + Symphony No. 2 and Wood Notes)
NAXOS 8.559676 (2012)

Carlton R. Woods/North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
( + Festive Overture, Romance for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Folk Suite No. 4, 3 Rhythmic Spirituals and I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long)
CAMBRIA CD 1060 (1996)
(original LP release: NORTH ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RECORDS NASO 1001 (1984)


Symphony No. 4 "Autochthonous" (1947)


John Jeter/Fort Smith Symphony
( + Symphony No. 5 and Poem for Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.559603 (2009)


Symphony No. 5 "Western Hemisphere" (1945, rev. 1970)

John Jeter/Fort Smith Symphony
( + Symphony No. 4 and Poem for Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.559603 (2009)



DAVID STOCK
(b. 1939)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied composition with Alexei Haieff and Nikolai Lopatnikoff at Carnegie-Mellon University. He then studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, Jean Fournet and Andrée Vaubourg-Honegger and with Arthur Berger at Brandeis University. He is a professor of composition and also the conductor of the Contemporary Ensemble at Duquesne University. He founded and directed the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber and vocal works. His Symphony (No. 1) in One Movement dates from 1963.

Symphony No. 2 (1996)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + American Accents and Viola Concerto)
INNOVA 586 (2004)



GEORGE TEMPLETON STRONG
(1856-1948)


Born in New York City. He first studied locally and then went to the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied with Saloman Jadassohn, Richard Hoffmann and Joachim Raff. He remained in Germany to play viola in the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra and became a member of the Franz Liszt circle. He then returned to America for a few years to teach at the New England Conservatory. He went back to Europe and settled permanently in Switzerland. He mostly composed orchestral music of a programmatic nature but also chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 in F major, Op. 14a "In den Bergen" (1882-6, first 2 movements lost) and 3 "An der See" (1892, lost).

Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op. 50 "Sintram" (1887-8)

Adriano/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Chorale on a theme of Leo Hassler)
NAXOS 8.559018 (2005)

Karl Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE MIA 136) (LP) (1968)



STEPHEN SUBER
(b. 1950)

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He first studied in Elsah, Illinois at Principia College where he took composition with Reinhart Ross. He continued his studies with Robert Ashley and Terry Riley at Mills College in Oakland, California and completed his education with a Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University, Bloomington under the direction of Frederick Fox and was also a visiting lecturer of composition in Indiana University's School of Music. He is presently Professor of Music at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He has composed music in almost all genres from solo instrumental to orchestral works.

Symphony Of Wind and Light (1981)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + Pillin: Symphony, Pone´: La Serenissima and Consoli) Afterimages)
LOUISVILLE LS-783-4 (2 LPs) (1986)



CARLOS SURINACH
(1915-1997)


Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. After initial piano lessons from his mother and then from Josep Camirals, he studied composition with Enrique Morera at the Barcelona Conservatory. He then studied composition with Hugo Baltzer at the Düsseldorf Hochschule and then conducting with Eugen Pabst at the Cologne Hochschule. He then took further studies in composition with Max Trapp at the Preussische Akademie der Künste Berlin and also attended the seminars of Richard Strauss. Returning to Barcelona, he became conductor of the Barcelona Philharmonic as well as the orchestra of the Liceo. He settled in the United States in 1951 where he pursued the dual careers of composer and conductor. He composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony (No. 1) "Passacaglia-Symphony" (1945) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 (1949-50)

Arthur Winograd/Philharmonia Orchestra of Hamburg
( + Turina: Sinfonia Sevillana)
MGM E-3435 (LP) (1957)


Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonía Chica" (1957)

Thomas M. Sleeper/University of Miami Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Melismas and Doppio Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2256 (1996)


Sinfonietta Flamenca (1953-4)

Carlos Surinach/Paris Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Falla: El Amor Brujo and Albeniz: Iberia-El Polo)
MONTILLA FM 142/MUSIDISC 30 RC 777 (LP) (1960's)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Records
( + Symphonic Variations, Melorhythmic Dramas and Feria Magica Overture)
FIRST EDITION FECD-0039 (2006)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE RECORDS LOU 5454) (1954)

Arthur Winograd/Philharmonia Orchestra of Hamburg
( + Turina: Rapsodia Sinfónica)
MGM E-3510 (LP) (1957)



TOMAS SVOBODA
(b. 1939)

Born in Paris to American parents of Czech descent. His Symphony No. 1 (1956), completed before any formal composition study, was given its première by the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He then studied percussion, composition and conducting at the Prague Conservatory and composition at the Prague Academy). He then settled in America, where he studied at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with Ingolf Dahl and Halsey Stevens. He was appointed professor of music at Portland State University, Oregon. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2, Op.41 (1964), 3 for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 43 (1965), 5, Op. 92 "In Unison" (1978) and 6 for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op.137 as well as Sinfonietta, Op. 60 "à la Renaissance" (1972).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 20 "Of Nature" (1956, rev. 1984)

James DePriest/Oregon Symphony
( + Marimba Concerto and Overture of the Season)
ALBANY TROY 604 (2003)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 69 "Apocalyptic" (1976)

Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra
( + Ex Libris and F. Goossen: Orpheus Singing)
LOUISVILLE LS 790 (LP) (1979)



HOWARD SWANSON
(1907-1978)


Born in Atlanta. Georgia. He studied composition with Herbert Elwell at the Cleveland Institute of Music and then in Paris on a fellowship with Nadia Boulanger. He was a friend of the poet Langston Hughes and set his poetry to music. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1945) and 3 (1969).

Symphony No. 2 "A Short Symphony" (1948)

Dean Dixon/American Recording Society Orchestra (pseudonym for Vienna Symphony Orchestra)
( +Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra)
AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-7 (LP) (1953)

Franz Litschauer/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
( + Kupferman: Symphony No. 2)
VANGUARD VRS 434 (LP) (1953

 

HELEN TAYLOR
(1915-1950)


Born in Utah. She studied at the Juilliard School of Music. She was married to the pianist Grant Johannesen, who recorded some of her piano pieces. She was killed in an automobile accident.

Symphony (1950) (arr. R. Laycock)

Ralph Laycock/LA East Studio Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata and Violin Sonata)
TANTARA RECORDS TCD0900DHT-HS (2003)



ALEXANDER TCHEREPNIN
(1899-1977)


Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, the son of composer Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873-1945). His early musical training was somewhat informal, but as his father was friends with the elite of Russian musicians who often filled his household, Alexander began composing at an early age. He attended the Petrograd Conservatory briefly but the Russian Civil War forced his family to move to Tbilisi where his father obtained a teaching job and Alexander studied composition with Thomas de Hartmann. The Tcherepnins left Russia for Paris in 1921 where Alexander studied piano with Isidor Philipp and composition with Paul Vidal. He then toured as a concert pianist and wandered among various countries before settling in Chicago where he taught at De Paul University and became an American citizen. He composed a vast amount of music in genres ranging from operas to solo instrumental pieces. His other major orchestral works include a cycle of 6 Piano Concertos. His 2 sons, Sergei (b. 1941) and Ivan (1943-1998), both became composers.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 42 (1927)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concero No. 5)
BIS CD-1017 (1999)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 77 (1946-51)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concero No. 5)
BIS CD-1017 (1999)

Robert Whitney/Louisvillle Orchestra
( + Mohaupt: Stadtpfeifermusik)
LOUISVILLE LOU 645/RCA GOLD SEAL GL 25059 (LP) (1964)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 83 (1951)

Peter Gülke/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Rapsodie Géorgienne and Concertino for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra)
THOROFON CTH 2021 (1989)

Fabien Savitzky/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + commentary on the origin of Tcherepnin's symphony)
INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA F08P-0064-5 (private LP) (c. 1956)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Piano Concero No. 6)
BIS CD-1017 (2000)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 91 (1957)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Piano Concero No. 6)
BIS CD-1017 (2000)

Räto Tschupp/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Borodin: Symphony No. 2)
COLOSSEUM SM 0551 (LP) (c. 1974)

Wing-Sie Yip/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice
( + Romantic Overture, Russian Dances and Suite for Orchestra)
MARCO POLO 8.223380 (1991)



CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS
(b. 1967)

Born in Dallas, Texas. He studied composition at the University of Houston with David Ashley, at the Eastman School of Music with Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner and at Yale University with Jacob Druckman. He has taught at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, New York's Juilliard School of Music and currently at Yale University. He has composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (2009)

Robert Spano/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Lieberson: Neruda Songs)
ASO MEDIA CD-1002 (2011)



RANDALL THOMPSON
(1899-1984)


Born in New York City. He attended Harvard University, became assistant professor of music and choir director at Wellesley College, and received a doctorate in music from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. He went on to teach at the Curtis Institute of Music, at the University of Virginia and at Harvard University where one of his students was Leonard Bernstein. He composed operas, a ballet, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and, especially, choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1925-9)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony
( + Testament of Freedom)
ANGEL S- 37315 (LP) (1978)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Gould: Fall River Legend-Suite)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7181-2 (1993)


Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1931)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Harris: Symphony No. 3 and Diamond: Symphony No. 4)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 60594 (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7392) (1970)

Dean Dixon/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Cowell: Symphony No. 5)
DESTO D-406/DST-6406e (LP) (1964)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-2) (1952)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Chadwick: Melpomene Overture, Rip Van Winkle Overture and Tam O'Shanter Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 9429 (1996)

Andrew Schenck/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7074-2 (1991)


Symphony No. 3 in A minor (1947-9)

Andrew Schenck/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7074-2 (1991)



VIRGIL THOMSON
(1896-1989)


Born in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied the piano and organ as a youth and then studied orchestration with Edward Burlingham Hill and became assistant and accompanist to the Glee Club. He travelled with the Glee Club to Paris where he studied organ and counterpoint with Nadia Boulanger at the École Normale de Musique. He went on to become one of America's most influential composers, intellectual and music critic. He composed operas, ballets and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works.

Symphony on a Hymn Tune (Symphony No. 1) (1928)

James Bolle/Monadnock Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Lord Byron - 5 Tenor Solos, Don Juan - Shipwreck and Love Scene, A Solemn Music and a Joyful Fugue)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 017-2 (1989)

Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Feast of Love, Sessions: The Black Maskers and McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434310-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90429) (1965)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 and Pilgrims and Pioneers)
NAXOS 8.559022 (2000)


Symphony No. 2 (1931-41)

James Bolle/Monadnock Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Lord Byron - 5 Tenor Solos, Don Juan - Shipwreck and Love Scene, A Solemn Music and a Joyful Fugue)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 017-2 (1989)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 and Pilgrims and Pioneers)
NAXOS 8.559022 (2000)


Symphony No. 3 (1972)

James Bolle/New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra
( + Dello Joio: New York Profiles, U. Kay: Fantasy Variations and Beeson: Symphony No. 1)
CITADEL CTD 88124 (1997)
(original LP release: CRI SD 411) (1980)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 and Pilgrims and Pioneers)
NAXOS 8.559022 (2000)



FRANCIS THORNE
(b. 1922)


Born in Bay Shore, New York. He was a student of Paul Hindemith at Yale University. After service in World War II, he pursued a career on Wall Street and then as a jazz pianist. He subsequently studied composition in Florence, Italy, with David Diamond, who encouraged him to incorporate his jazz sensitivities into his symphonic compositions. He spent much of his career championing the works of emerging composers, serving as director of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation and the Thorne Music Foundation from 1965-1974, organizations that commissioned new works by young composers. He composed operas, operettas, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His Symphonies Nos. 2 (1964) and 4 (1977) have not been recorded.

Symphony (No. 1) in One Movement (1960)

José Rodriguez Fauré,/Orquesta Sinfónica de la Escuela de Conjunto Orquestal de la Municipalidad de Avellaneda, Argentina
( + Elegy for Orchestra and Fantasia for String Orchestra)
OWL RECORDS ORLP 2 (LP) (1965)


Symphony No. 3 for Percussion and String Orchestra (1969)

Jindrich Rohan/Prague Chamber Soloists
( + Simultaneities and Nocturnes)
SERENUS SRS 12035 (LP) (1974)


Symphony No. 5 (1984)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Carter: Symphony No. 1 and Roussakis: Fire and Earth and Water and Air)
CRI CD 552 (1988)


Symphony No. 6 for Stringed Instruments (1992)

Edwin London/Cleveland Chamber Symphony
( + Finney: Narrative for Cello and Orchestra and Edwin London: Before the World Was Made)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 208 (1997)


Symphony No. 7 for Chorus and Orchestra "Along the Hudson" (1994)

David Alan Miller/Crane Music School Concert Choir/Albany Symphony Orchestra,
( + Simultaneities, Starer: Hudson Valley Suite and Evanescence)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 244 (1997)



FRANK TICHELI
(b. 1958)


Born in Monroe, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Southern Methodist University, where he studied with Donald Erb and Jack Waldenmaier. He went on to receive his master's and doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with William Albright, Leslie Bassett, George Wilson, and William Bolcom. He taught at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently a Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 for Tenor and Orchestra (2000)

Thomas Sleeper/Jonathan Mack (tenor)/University of Miami Symphony
( + Sleeper: Horn Concerto and Van Der Slice: Specters)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 590 (2003)


Symphony No. 2 for Concert Band (2003)

Ron Hufstader/University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony
( + Angels in the Architecture, Wild Nights, Sanctuary, Nitro, Joy-Joy-
Revisited and Abracadabra)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-7883 (2009)

Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony
( + San Antonio Dances, Postcard, Rest and Playing with Fire)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-127 (2012)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony
( + Nitro, An American Elegy, Portrait of a Clown, Shenandoah, Cajun Folk Songs I and II, Sanctuary, Pacific Fanfare, Blue Shades, Vesuvius, Amazing Grace, Sun Dance, A Shaker Gift Song, Postcard and Fortress)
GIA CD-680 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original CD release: KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11144) (2004)

David A. Waybright/University of Florida Wind Symphony
( + Basler: Mangulina, Gorb: Dances from Crete, Ewazen: Southern Landscapes, L. Larsen: Holy Roller, Mackey: Red Line Tango, Wagner: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral and trad.: Stand Up for Singapore)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE MCD-6035 (2003)



FREDERICK TILLIS
(b. 1930)

Born in Galveston, Texas. He is a graduate of Wiley College and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of Iowa. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Music and Dance and serves as Director Emeritus of the University Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His catalog includes more than 125 compositions and commissions, spanning both jazz and classical in the genres of orchestral, jazz, instrumental, choral, chamber music, and vocal works. He composed a Symphony of Songs for Chorus and Orchestra in 1997.

Niger Symphony (1975)

Paul Freeman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ginastera: Estancia Dances, G. Walker: Antifonys and Variations for Orchestra)
MASTERSOUND DFCDI-015 (1991)
(original LP release: SERENUS SRS 12087) (1979)



MICHAEL SIDNEY TIMPSON
(b. 1970)

Born in Mountain View, California. He earned a BM. at the University of Southern California, an MA. at the Eastman School of Music and a DMA. at the University of Michigan. His teachers included Samuel Adler, William Albright, William Bolcom, Morten Lauridsen and Joseph Schwantner. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music Composition at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea and formerly taught member at the University of South Florida, University of Kansas and Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He has composed orchestral, chamber, band, percussion, electronic and vocal works.

Symphony No. 3 "Plethora"

Robert Ian Winstin/Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Masterworks of the New Era-Volume 3")
ERM MEDIA ERM 6704 (2 CDs) (2005)



ERNST TOCH
(1887-1964)

Born in Leopoldstadt, Vienna. As a child, he started playing the piano on his own and then was taught notation by a local violinist. He studied music at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfur .am Main with Willy Rehberg for piano and Iwan Knorr for composition. By this time, he had already begun composing steadily and was appointed instructor of piano in Mannheim's Zuschneid's Hochschule für Musik. After service in World War I, he went to Berlin where he worked as a pianist, composer and teacher of composition. The rise of the Nazis forced his departure from Germany and he ended up in the United States where he gave lectures on Music in New York's New School for Social Research before moving on to Hollywood to score for the movies, where he settled and became an esteemed private teacher of composition. He composed operas, incidental music and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His large output for orchestra included a Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 97(1964) and among his early works is an unpublished Chamber Symphony in F Major for Winds and Strings (1906).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 72 (1950)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CPO 999774-2 (2004)

Herbert Häfner/Vienna Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
( + Pinocchio Overture and Big Ben Variations)
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EMA-101 (LP) (1975)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 (1953)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CPO 999705-2 (2000)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 75 (1955)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 999705-2 (2000)

William Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Mathis der Maler and Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante)
EMI CLASSICS 658682 (1996)
(original LP release: CAPITOL SP 8364) (1957)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 80 (1957)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CPO 999774-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 5 (Rhapsodic Poem), Op. 89 "Jephtha" (1963)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
CPO 999389-2 (1997)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Nocturne, Peter Pan and Miniature Overtue)
FIRST EDITION MUSIC FECD-0035 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE RECORDS LS 661) (1966)

Gerard Schwarz /Seattle Symphony
( + Cantata of the Bitter Herbs)
NAXOS 8.559417 (2004)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 93 (1963)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7)
CPO 999389-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 95 (1964)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
CPO 999389-2 (1997)


Symphony for Piano and Orchestra -- Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 61 (1932)

Hans Rotman/Diane Andersen (piano)/Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle (erroneously marked on the CD as Op. 38)
( + Piano Quintet)
TALENT DOM 2929 70 (2005)



GEORGE TREMBLAY
(1911-1982)

Born in Ottawa, Canada. His family migrated to the United States when he was a child. He studied with his father, Amadee Tremblay, composer and organist at the Basilica in Ottawa. He then studied with and became an associate of Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles and remained there as a teacher. He founded the School for the Discovery and Advancement of New Serial Techniques. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His orchestral catalogue also includes Symphonies Nos. 2 (1952) and 3 (1970) as well as Chaparral Symphony (1938) and The Phoenix: A Dance Symphony (1982).

Symphony (No. 1) in One Movement (1949)

Frederic Balazs/Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Procter: Symphony No. 1)
CRI S-224 (1968)



LESTER TRIMBLE
(1923-1986)

Born in Bangor, Wisconsin. He studied the violin in Milwaukee as a child and then studied with Nikolai Lopatnikoff and Frederick Dorian at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had further studies with Darius Milhaud and Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts and then with Milhaud, Nadia Boulanger and Arthur Honegger in Paris. He became a music critic for the New York Herald Tribune and then other publications and later taught composition at the University of Maryland and New York's Juilliard School of Music. He composed incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony No. 2 (1968) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 1 in Two Movements (1951)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Talma: La Corona)
CRI 187 (LP) (1964)


Symphony No. 3 "The Tricentennial" (1986)

Julius Hegyi/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + Laderman: Pentimento)
CRI CD 555 (1988)



GILBERT TRYTHALL
(b. 1930)

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He studied theory and composition at the University of Tennessee with David Van Vactor, composition with Wallingford Riegger at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and composition with Robert Palmer and musicology with Donald Grout at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he received his musical doctorate. He taught at several schools including the University of West Virginia in Morgantown. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic works.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 2 (1958, rev. 1961).

David Van Vactor/Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
( + Boda: Sinfonia)
CRI SD-155 (LP) (1962)



FISHER TULL
(1934-1994)


Born in Waco, Texas. He earned three degrees from the University of North Texas: a B.M. in music education, a M.M. in music theory and a Ph.D. in composition. He studied trumpet with John Haynie and composition with Samuel Adler. He became a faculty member at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville,Texas, and then served as Chairman of the Department of Music. He composed orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental and choral works.

Liturgical Symphony for Brass Choir and Percussion (1960)

Lester Remsen/Los Angeles Brass Society
( + Variations on an Advent Hymn, R. Brown: Fantasy-Fugue, Five Pieces for Organ, Harp, Brass and Percussion, W. Schmidt: Sequential Fanfares and Fanfares by various composers)
CRYSTAL RECORDS CD121
(original LP release: AVANT RECORDS AV 1001) (c.1970)

Jack Stamp/Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble
( + Persichetti: Symphony No. 6, Mennin: Canzona, Danielpour: Vox Populi, Hazen: Ride, Mailman: Secular Litanies, Torke: Grand Central Station and Yurko: Intrada)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD 11141) (2004)



JAMES UNDERWOOD
(b. 1951)

Born in Richmond, California. He played the trumpet as a youth and then studied composition with Robert Basart at California State University, Hayward, and with Frederick Fox at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony: The Orchestral Noises of October Nights (1980-81)

Stephen Dombek/Indiana University Concert Orchestra
( + Arms and the Boy, and Cadenzas)
ENHARMONIC EN83-007 (LP) (1983)



DAVID VAN VACTOR
(1906-1994)

Born in Plymouth, Indiana. He received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University where he studied with flute with Arthur Kitti and theory with Arne Oldberg, Felix Borowski and Arthur Noelte and the studied at the Vienna Academy with Josef Niedermayr for flute and Franz Schmidt for composition. In addition, he studied composition with Paul Dukas and flute with Marcel Moyse at the Paris Conservatory. Back in America, he became a flutist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and a teacher of theory at Northwestern University. He then pursued the careers of flutist, conductor, teacher and composer. He composed a large body of orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 in C "Music for the Marines" (1943, programmed as a suite), 5 (1975), 6 (1980), 7 (1982) and 8 (1984, incomplete).

Symphony No. 1 in D major (1936-7)

David Van Vactor/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Josten: Symphony in F)
CRI S-225 (LP) (1968)

Symphony No. 3 in C major (1958) (mislabeled by CRI as No. 2)

David Van Vactor/Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Green: Sunday Sing Symphony)
CRI 169 (LP) (1963)


Symphony No. 4 "Walden" for Chorus and Orchestra (1970-71)

David Van Vactor/Maryville College Concert Choir and Community Chorus/Knoxville Symphony
( + traditional Missa Luba)
RECORDED PUBLICATIONS COMPANY AZ 97711-2 (LP) (1971)
(mislabeled as Symphony No. 3)


Sinfonia Breve (1965)

David Van Vactor/Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Pastoral and Dance for Flute and Orchestra, Suite on Chilean Folk Tunes and Introduction and Presto for Strings)
ORION ORS 6910 (LP) (1969)



JOHN VINCENT
(1902-1977)


Born in Birmingham, Alabama. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with Georges Laurent for flute and Frederick Shepherd Converse and George Whitfield Chadwick for composition. Later, he studied with Walter Piston at Harvard University and privately in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and then taught at various schools including the University of California, Los Angeles. He composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. He wrote a Symphony for Piano and String Orchestra "Consort" (1976) and a Folk Symphony (1931, not extant).

Symphony in D major "A Festival Piece in One Movement" (1954, rev. 1957)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphonic Poem After Descartes and Dello Joio: Air Power Suite)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 250 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6179) (1960)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Jolivet: Suite Transoceane)
LOUISVILLE LOU 57-2 (LP) (1957)



ROBERT VINSON
(b. 1949)


Born in Jenkins, Pennsylvania. He began composing at the age of 16 and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music, at SUNY Potsdam. He went on to receive a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He worked as a composer, arranger, and performer in New York City. Although he earned his living in the commercial music field, his real passion was to compose new music for the symphonic orchestra. In 1981 he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he performed with the Vancouver Symphony and recorded two Jazz albums. He then moved to Los Angeles to study film-score composition and worked with many of Hollywood's leading film composers. He has composed music in an eclectic mixture of styles and genres.

Symphony No. 1 (2001)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava
( + Violin Concerto)
BEECHWOOD CLASSICS BWC83101 (2002)


Symphony No. 2 "American" (2002)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava
( + Symphony No. 3 and Ballet for a New Age)
BEECHWOOD CLASSICS (in preparation)


Symphony No. 3 "Italienne" (2003)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava
( + Symphony No. 2 and Ballet for a New Age)
BEECHWOOD CLASSICS (in preparation)




BERNARD WAGENAAR
(1894-1971)

Born in Arnhem, The Netherlands. He was a composition student of his father, Johan Wagenaar (1862-1941), at the Toonkunst Muziekschool in Utrecht, where he also studied violin and piano. In 1920 he moved to New York, where he played the violin for the New York Philharmonic and taught at the Institute of Musical Art and then at the Juilliard School. He wrote orchestral and chamber pieces, a chamber opera and vocal music. His earlier Symphonies were Nos. 1 (1926), 2 (1930) and 3 (1936).

Symphony No. 4 (1949)

Herbert Häffner/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Bacon: Ford's Theatre)
DESTO D-415/DST-6415e (LP) (1965)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-21) (1953)



ANDREW WAGGONER
(b. 1960)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the Eastman School of Music and at Cornell University. He has composed incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. He teaches composition at Crouse College, Syracuse University. His Symphony No. 1 (1987) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 (1996)

Petr Pololanik/Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
( + Legacy: 2 Movements for String Quartet and String Quartet No. 2)
CRI CD 884 (2001)



GIDEON WALDROP
(1919-2000)

Born in Haskell County, Texas. He first studied at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and then studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He conducted the Waco-Baylor Symphony and taught at Baylor University and later at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1951)

Remus Georgescu/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pressures, Songs of the Southwest, Suite: From the Southwest and Prelude and Fugue)
GEGA NEW GD 155 (1993)

 

GEORGE WALKER
(b. 1922)

Born in Washington, D.C. After piano lessons, he attended the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio and then at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music where he studied composition with Rosario Scalero and piano with Rudolf Serkin. He made his debut as a pianist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and then went on for further study at the Eastman School of Music and in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He taught at taught at Dillard University in New Orleans, the Dalcroze School of Music and the New School for Social Research in New York, Smith College and Rutgers University. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Sinfonia No. 1 (1984)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Sinfonia No. 3, Address for Orchestra, In Praise of Folly and Hoopla "A Touch of Glee")
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1178 (2009)


Sinfonia No. 2 (1990)

Ian Hobson/Andrzej Krzyzanowski (flute)/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Violin Concerto, Foils-Hommage à Saint George and Pageant and Proclamation)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1061 (2008)


Sinfonia No. 3 (2003)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Sinfonia No. 1, Address for Orchestra, In Praise of Folly and Hoopla "A Touch of Glee")
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1061 (2008)


Sinfonia No. 4 "Strands" (2012)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Antifonys, Lilacs and Movements for Cello and Otchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1430 (2013)


ROBERT WARD
(1917-2013)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He sang in church choirs and local opera theaters when he was a boy and began composing as a teenager. He attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where his composition teachers were Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson, and Edward Royce. He then received a fellowship to attend the Juilliard School of Music in New York where he studied composition with Frederick Jacobi, orchestration with Bernard Wagenaar and conducting with Albert Stoessel and Edgar Schenkman. In addition, he studied under Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. After service in World War II, he did some additional study at Juilliard and then joined its faculty. He also taught at Columbia University, North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and Duke University. He composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Only his Symphonies Nos. 5 for Soprano, Baritone, Narrator, Chorus and Orchestra "Canticles of America" (1976) and 7(2000) have not been recorded.

Symphony No. 1 (1941)

Alan Balter/Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet, Raleigh Divertimento, Bath County Rhapsody and Arioso and Tarantelle)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 1063 (2008)

Dean Dixon/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Thomson: Suite from "The River")
DESTO D-405/DST-6405e (LP) (1964)
(original LP release: AMERICAN RECORDING SOCIETY ARS-405) (1952)

Symphony No. 2 (1947)

William Strickland/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 5x5 Variations, By the Way of Memories and Piano Concerto)
CITADEL CTD 88136 (1999)
(original LP release: CRI 127) (1960)


Symphony No. 3 (1950)

Igor Buketoff/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6, Dialogues and Lady Kate: A Western Set)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 929 (2007)
(original LP release: CRI 206) (1966)

Thor Johnson/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
( + L. Stein: 3 Hassidic Dances)
REMINGTON R 199-185 (LP) (1955)


Symphony No. 4 (1958)

Gerhardt Zimmermann/North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
( + Jubilation Overture, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra and Sonic Structure)
ALBANY RECORDS AR001 (1988)


Symphony No. 6 (1989)

Lorenzo Muti/Triangle Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Dialogues and Lady Kate: A Western Set)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY TROY 929 (2007)



ELINOR REMICK WARREN
(1900-1991)

Born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Mills College in Oakland, California and the Union Theological Seminary in New York. She studied piano with Leopold Godowsky and Harold Bauer. Her composition instructors included Olga Steeb, Paolo Gallico, Frank La Forge, Clarence Dickinson and, later in life, Nadia Boulanger. She was active as a piano accompanist to singers. During her long lifetime she wrote more than 200 compositions for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, voice and chorus.

Symphony in One Movement (1970)

Szymon Kawalla/Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Cracow
( + Suite for Orchestra, The Crystal Lake, Along the Western Shore and Good Morning, America)
CAMBRIA CD-1042 (1989)

Martin Yates/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Suite for Orchestra, Along the Western Shore, The Crystal Lake, Scherzo, The Fountain and Intermezzo and Aria from The Legend of King Arthur)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7235 (2009)


"The Legend [Passing] of King Arthur," A Choral Symphony (1940; revised 1974, replacing "Passing" with "Legend")

Szymon Kawalla/Thomas Hampson (baritone)/Lawrence Vincent (tenor)/ Polish Radio and Television Symphony Chorus/Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Cracow
( + Suite for Orchestra, The Crystal Lake, Along the Western Shore and Good Morning, America)
CAMBRIA CD-1043 (1990)

 

MEIRA WARSHAUER
(b. 1949)

Symphony No. 1 "Living Breathing Earth" (2007)

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina. She graduated from Harvard University, the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of South Carolina , having studied composition with Mario Davidovsky, Jacob Druckman, William Thomas McKinley, and Gordon Goodwin. She has composed orchestral, chamber and choral works, often on Jewish themes.

Petr Vronsky/Moravian Philharmonic
( + Tekeeyah (a call): Concerto for Shofar and Trombone )
NAVONA RECORDS NV5842 (2011)



ROBERT WASHBURN
(b. 1928)


Born in Bouckville, New York. He did his undergraduate studies at the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York at Potsdam and then was awarded a fellowship to complete a Ph.D. in composition at the Eastman School of Music where he worked with Howard Hanson, Bernard Rogers and Alan Hovhaness. Later studies included a summer at the Aspen Music School where he studied with Darius Milhaud and a season in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He then taught for three decades at his alma mater in Potsdam. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber and choral works. His orchestral catalogue includes a Symphony No. 1 (1959) and a Sinfonietta for Strings (1963). His Symphony No. 4 for String Orchestra is currently scheduled for publication.

Symphony for Band (1963)

Robert Hawkins/Morehead State University Symphonic Band
( + Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody, Nelhybel: Adagio and Allegro, and Rhodes: 3 Pieces)
EDUCATIONAL RECORD REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL BP-120 (LP) (1969)

Dan Hearn/Symphonic Wind Ensemble of Tennessee Tech. University
( + Ode, Overture-Elkhart 1960, Overture-Surmount, and Partita)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDS NR 2272A (LP) (c. 1974)

Yoshihiro Kimura/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + Whear: Symphony No. 1 and H.Owen Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana)
TOSHIBA TOCF 9017 (2009)

Anthony Joseph Maiello/Crane School of Music Wind Ensemble
( + Ceremonial Music, Epigon IV, Chorale, Trigon, March : Opus '76 and Saturn V).
GOLDEN CREST ATH 5052 (LP) (1977)

Ralph L. Mills/SamHouston State University Symphonic Band
( + J.S.Bach: Toccata and Fugue, Hutchison: Dirge and Hosanna, Mailman: Trumpet Concertino, D. Moore: C.B.D.N.A. and Tull: Toccata)
SILVER CREST CBDNA-71-6 (2 LPs) (1976)

Jack Stamp/Keystone Wind Ensemble
( + Partita, Quintet for Brass, Suite for Woodwind Quintet, Concertino for Wind and Brass Quintets and Kilimanjaro)
KLAVIER RECORDS KCD K 11177 (2008)
(original CD release: CITADEL CTD 88108)



FRANZ WAXMAN
(1906-1967)

Born in Konigshutte, Upper Silesia, Germany (now Chorzów, Poland). He started piano lessons at the age of seven and later on worked as a bank teller using his salary to pay for lessons in piano, harmony and composition. He then quit the bank and moved to Dresden and then to Berlin to study music. During this period he paid for his musical education by playing piano in nightclubs and with a jazz band and then got the assignment: of orchestrating and conducting Frederick Hollander's score for the film"The Blue Angel." From then on, especially after he went to Hollywood in 1934, movie composing would be his very successful life's work. He composed only a few other works for the concert hall.

Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani (1955)

Lawrence Foster/Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya ( + Goyana, The Charm Bracelet, Music for Violin and Piano. Introduction and Scherzo for Cello and Orchestra, Auld Lang Syne Variations, Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra and Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS: KIC-CD-7444 (1998)

Johannes Goritzki/German Chamber Academy Neuss
( + Piazzolla: Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar, Heiden: Concertino for String Orchestra and Rota: Concerto for Strings)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS CC10565 (1996)

Isaiah Jackson/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Herrmann: Sinfonietta, Rózsa: Concerto for Strings and Andante for Strings)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC-CD-7152 (1993)

Franz Waxman/Los Angeles Festival Orchestra
( + Foss: Piano Concerto No. 2)
DECCA (US) GOLD LABEL DL 9889 (LP) (1957)



HAYDEN WAYNE
(b. 1949)

He had classical training on the piano as a child and then became a rock musician and composer for a number of years before beginning to compose works in a classical idiom. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Symphony of Friends" (1982), 6 (2007) and 7 (2010) and Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 "Klezmer" (1994), 2 "It's a Boy" (1995) and 3 (1998), and he has also composed an opera, film scores, other orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony No. 2 "Reggae" (1984-7)

Leoš Svárovský/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
NEW MILLENNIUM RECORDS 61597 (1998)


Symphony No. 3 "Heavy Metal" (1987-90)

Leoš Svárovský/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
NEW MILLENNIUM RECORDS 61598 (1998)


Symphony No. 4 "Funk" (1990-1)

Leoš Svárovský/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
NEW MILLENNIUM RECORDS 61596 (1997)


Symphony No. 5 "Africa, A Tone Poem" (1991)

Leoš Svárovský/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
NEWPORT CLASSIC NPD 85569 (1994)



BEN WEBER
(1916-1979)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied singing and the piano but was self-taught as a composer. He worked in New York City as a music copyist and became president of the American Composers Alliance. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue includes a Sinfonia No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra (1945-6) and No. 2, Op. 62 "Sinfonia Clarion" for Small Orchestra (1973).

Symphony for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 33 "On Poems of William Blake" (1950)

Leopold Stokowski/Warren Galjour (baritone)/Symphony Orchestra
( + Goeb: Symphony No. 3 and Cowell: Persian Set)
CITADEL CTD 88123 (1997)
(original LP release: CRI 120 (LP) (1958)




EUGENE WEIGEL
(1910-1998)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied composition in Cleveland with Arthur Shepherd at the Western Reserve University and violin with Maurice Hewitt at the Cleveland Institute of Music and then had additional instruction with Paul Hindemith at Yale University. He performed as a violinist in various string quartets and taught composition and theory at the University of Illinois. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Prairie Symphony (1953)

Bernard Goodman/University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra
( + Binkerd: Sun Singer)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF MUSIC CUSTOM RECORDING CRS 2 (LP) (1953)



KARL WEIGL
(1881-1949)


Born in Vienna, Austria. After some instruction as a private pupil of Alexander Zemlinsky, he continued his studies at the Vienna Music Academy where he became a composition pupil of Robert Fuchs and also studied musicology under Guido Adler at the University of Vienna. He then was on the faculty of the New Vienna Conservatory and taught theory at University of Vienna. When the Nazis occupied Austria, he emigrated to the United States, where he obtained a number of increasingly important teaching posts at the Hartt School of Music, Brooklyn College, the Boston Conservatory and the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in E (1908), 2 in D minor (1922), 3 in B (1931) and 4 in F minor (1936).

Symphony No. 5 "Apocalyptic" (1945)

Thomas Sanderling/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantastic Intermezzo)
BIS CD-1077 (2002)

Symphony No. 6 in A minor (1947)

Thomas Sanderling/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Old Vienna)
BIS CD-1167 (2006)



LAWRENCE WEINER
(b. 1932)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio.He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and then received a DMA. from the University of Miami. He has studied with Kent Kennan, Clifton Williams, Juan Orrego-Salas, and Alfred Reed. He taught for 28 years at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble is from 1972. He was a bassoonist in several orchestras and then taught at the University of Texas, Austin and at the Eastman School.

Daedalic Symphony for Symphonic Band (1967)

William J. Moody/University of Texas Symphonic Band
( + G. Kubik: Stewball, McBeth: Divergents and Persichetti: Pageant)
EDUCATIONAL RECORD REFERENCE LIBRARY ERRL BP-129 (c. 1970)



DAN WELCHER
(b. 1948)

Born in Rochester, New York. He studied bassoon and composition at the Eastman School of Music with Samuel Adler and Warren Benson and had further composition instruction from Nicolas Flagello at the Manhattan School of Music. He was a bassoonist and conductor for several orchestras and taught at the University of Texas, Austin and the Eastman School. He has composed an opera, orchestral, band, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1992), 2 (1994), 4 for Large Wind Ensemble "American Visionary" (2005) and 5 (2009).

Symphony No. 3 for Concert Band "Shaker Life" (1997)

Eugene Migliaro Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony
( + Young : Tempered Steel, Grantham: Southern Harmony, Gillingham: Concertino for Four Percussion, Sousa: Easter Monday on the White House Lawn , Hagen: Bandanna - Wedding Dances and Daugherty: Niagara Falls)
KLAVIER KCD-11099 (1999)




NORMA WENDELBURG
(b.1918)

Born in Stafford, Kansas. Her early musical training as a pianist was followed by the B.M. degree from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas and an M.M. degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and later the Ph.D. in composition was received from the Eastman School of Music. Her composition teachers were Homer Keller, Ross Lee Finney, Wayne Barlow and others. In addition, she attended many summer sessions of the Composers Conference at Bennington College in Vermont, where she studied with Otto Luening, Ingolf Dahl and many of the early works were performed. A scholarship at Tanglewood enabled her to study with Carlos Chavez and a Fulbright Grant allowed her to have further studies at the Mozarteum and the State Academy of Music in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria. She has composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Sinfonietta (1993)

Alexander Titov/St. Petersburg Philharmonia
( + E. George: A Thanksgiving Overture, W. Alexander: Salphynx, Sacco: Sketches on Emerson Essays and Flying Saucer Overture)
MMC RECORDINGS 2029 (1998)



FLOYD WERLE
(1929-2010)

Born in Billings, Montana. He attended the University of Michigan where he became a member of its famed Symphonic Band. While at the University, his principal teachers were William D. Revelli, Director of Bands and Marilyn Mason, University Organist and Department Chair. He served in the U.S. Air Force and composed and arranged numerous works for its band.

Symphony No. 1 "Sinfonia Sacra" for Narrator and Band (1970)

Arnald Gabriel/H. H. Gleeson (narrator)/United States Air Force Band
( + Grafulla/Reeves:Trumpet Concerto, Sousa: Washington Grays March, : George Jager: Third Suite, Makris/Bader: Aegean Festival Overture and Sousa: George Washington Bicentennial March)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 71-7 (2 LPs) (1971)


Symphony #2 for Winds "Sinfonia di Chiesa" (1978)

John Boyd/Kent State University Wind Ensemble
( + Divertimento and Glider Pilots' Reunion March)
GOLDEN CREST ATH 5058 (LP) (1978)



PHILIP WESTIN
(b. 1945)

Born in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his Bachelor of Music degrees in composition and church/choral music from the University of Southern California. He then earned the Master of Music degree in composition from the same school and also studied composition privately with Robert Linn and later Halsey Stevens. He then began a lengthy period of private study with his mentor Ingolf Dahl, and also also studied conducting with Dahl and others. Following Dahl's death, he continued private composition studies with Roy Harris. He taught advanced music theory, counterpoint, orchestration, piano and music history at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, and conducted its symphony orchestra and master chorale and was also a lecturer and conductor at other school across the country. He composed works in genres ranging from operetta to band.

Symphony for Band (1973)

Philip Westin/University of Wisconsin at MIlwaukee Symphonic Band
( + Schumann/Schaefer: Konzertstuck for 8 Horns and Band, R. Strauss: Serenade for Winds, Stravinsky: Circus Polka)
SILVER CREST CBDNA 78-4 (2 LPs) (1978)



PAUL W. WHEAR
(b. 1925)

Born in Auburn, Indiana. After preparing for a career in engineering, he turned to music and studied with Gardner Read at Boston University and Wayne Barlow at the Eastman School of Music. He then taught at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, and was chairman of the theory and composition department at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and also worked as a double bassist and conductor. He composed orchestral, band, chamber and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 "The Bridge" (1971) and 3 "The Galleries" (1975).

Symphony No. 1 for Band "Stonehenge" (1971)

Yoshihiro Kimura/Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band
( + Washburn: Symphony for Band and H. Owen Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana)
TOSHIBA TOCF 9017 (2009)


Symphony No. 4 for Band (1980)

Robert E Fleming /Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble
( + Of This Time, Celebration XXV and The Enterprise Overture)
GOLDEN CREST ATH-5071 (LP) (1980)



DAVID WHITWELL
(b. 1937)

He studied at the University of Michigan and the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. and has studied conducting with Eugene Ormandy and at the Akademie für Musik, Vienna. He taught at the California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles, conducts bands and his written extensively about wind music and its history. His other Symphonies for Band are: Nos. 1 "The Viennese Legacy" (1987), 3 "Meditations on Hamlet" (1989), 4 "Symphony of Songs" (1990) and 5 "Italia" (1991).

Symphony No. 2 for Wind Orchestra "Sinfonia da Requiem" (1988)

Ronald Johnson/Northern Iowa Wind Symphony
( + Bukvich: Meditations on the Writings of Vasily Kandinsky, Ranki: Suite from "King Pomade's New Clothes" and Rimsky-Korsakov: Cortège from "Mlada")
MARK MCD-2332 (1997)



FRANK WIGGLESWORTH
(1918-1996)


Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied the violin and viola as a child, and conducted his high-school choir. He went on to study composition with Otto Luening, Henry Cowell and Ernest White at Columbia University and Ernest White at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In addition, he studied composition with Edgard Varèse.In New York City where he taught at the Greenwich House Music School, Columbia University, Queens College and the New School for Social Research and was also active as a conductor. He composed music for the stage, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. He composed 2 additional Symphonies: Nos. 2 (1958) and 3 (1960).

Symphony No. 1 (1953)

F. Charles Adler/Vienna Orchestra
( + Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes)
CRI 110 (LP) (1957)



JOHN WILLIAMS
(b. 1932)

Born in Flushing, New York, the son of a jazz percussionist. His family moved to Los Angeles where he later attended the University of California at Los Angeles and studied privately with the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he conducted and arranged music for the Air Force Band. After his military service, he settled in New York where he studied piano with Rosina Lhévinne at the Juilliard School of Music. He worked as a jazz pianist and as a conductor and arranger of popular music before moving on to a brilliant career as a film composer. After returning to Los Angeles, he began working as an orchestrator at film studios with Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, and Alfred Newman. He became the dominant film composer of his time and also was appointed conductor of the Boston Pops. In addition to his world-famous movie scores, he composed a large amount of orchestral and chamber works including a Symphony No. 1 in 1966 that remains unrecorded.

Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble (1968)

Donald Hunsberger/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Penderecki: Pittsburgh Overture and Mayazumi: Music With Sculpture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 063 (LP) (1971)



MEREDITH WILLSON
(1902-1984)


Born in Mason City, Iowa. He He attended Frank Damrosch's Institute of Musical Art (later The Juilliard School) in New York City and became a flute and piccolo player in John Philip Sousa's Band and in the New York Philharmonic under Arturo Toscanini. He then moved to San Francisco, California as the concert director for radio station KFRC and then as a musical director for the NBC radio network in Hollywood. He worked in films and radio for years and eventually wound up writing the Broadway musical "The Music Man" that made him world famous. He mostly composed for the movies, radio and stage but also composed a small amount of orchestral and chamber works for the concert hall.

Symphony No. 1 in F minor "A Symphony of San Francisco" (1936)

William T. Stromberg/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.559006 (1999)


Symphony No. 2 in E minor "Missions of California" (1936-40)

William T. Stromberg/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8.559006 (1999)



OLLY WILSON
(b. 1937)


Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated with a B.M. degree from Washington University in St. Louis and earned an M.M. degree in music composition from the University of Illinois. He then earned his musical doctorate from the University of Iowa. His composition instructors included Robert Wykes, Robert Kelly and Philip Bezanson. He taught at Florida A. & M. University, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of California, Berkeley. He also conducted amd wrote scholarly articles on African and African-American music. He has composed ballets, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic works. His Symphony No. 3 was composed in 1998, but no information has been located about a Symphony No. 2.

Sinfonia (1983)


Seiji Ozawa,/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Harbison: Symphony No. 1)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80331-2 (1985)



RICHARD WILSON
(b. 1941)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Harvard University where he studied with Robert Moevs and Randall Thompson and later received an MA from Rutgers University. He is currently Professor of Music at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he has taught since 1966. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 (1986) and 3 (2010).

Symphony No. 1 (1984)

James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Gnomics for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Tribulations for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano and Viola Sonata)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 7483-2 (2000)



ROBERT IAN WINSTIN
(1959-2010)


Born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his musical studies on the piano at the age of five and completed his first compositions by the age of eight. He later attended the Chicago Musical College and the Juilliard School of Music where he studied composition. He was a composer, conductor pianist and author on musical subjects. He was most recently the music director and principal conductor of the Millennium Symphony, composer in residence of the Kiev Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of the Kiev Philharmonic, and music director and principal conductor of the Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra. He composed more than 200 works in various genres including 5 Symphonies. His Symphony No. 2 for Strings dates from 1990.

Symphony No. 5 "Symphony of Song" (c. 2000)

Robert Ian Winstin/Philharmonia Bulgarica
( + Trumpet Concerto, Spirituals for Violin and Orchestra, Opening Night Overture, Goodbye Brother for Chorus and Orchestra, Scherzo Burlesque, Orvieto: A Memorial, Cuckoo Waltz and September 11, 2001 - 9:05am)
ERM MEDIA ERM-6703 (2 CDs) (2004)

 

HENRY WOODWARD
(1908–1998)

He attended the Cincinnati College of Music, where he studied organ and composition. Subsequently, he studied with Boulanger in Paris and received a Ph.D in musicology from Harvard. He taught at Carleton College in Minnesota from 1942 to 1974. There are concertos for piano, organ and violin; a fantasy for organ and strings; sonatas and suites for violin, viola, and bassoon; a string quartet, and 2 piano trios among his several scores. His unrecorded works are a Symphony in F (1931), Short Symphony (1940), and Symphony No. 2 "Autumn" (1977).

Symphony No. 1 "The Tetons" (1960)

Thomas Nee/Minneapolis Civic Orchestra
( + Suite for Viola and Piano)
COMPOSER'S DOMAIN CD-007 (2007)


CHARLES WUORINEN
(b. 1938)


Born in New York City. He studied composition with Jack Beeson, Vladimir Ussachevsky and Otto Luening at Columbia University. He has taught at Princeton University, the New England Conservatory of Music, the University of South Florida, the Manhattan School of Music and Rutgers University and was a visiting lecturer at other schools. He has also been active as a pianist and conductor. He has composed a vast body of dramatic, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1957-8), 2 (1959), (5) in One Movement (1977), 7 (1997), No. 8 "Theologoumena" (2006) and Microsymphony (1992).

Symphony No. 3 (1959)

Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tannenbaum: Variations for Orchestrra)
CRI 149 (LP) (1962)


Symphony (No. 4) Percussion Symphony (1976)

Charles Wuorinen/New Jersey Percussion Ensemble
NONESUCH RECORDS H 71353 (LP) (1978)


Symphony (No. 6) "2-Part Symphony" (1978)

Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra
( + Cage: The Seasons)
CRI SD 410 (LP) (1978)



JAMES YANNATOS
(b. 1929)

Born in New York City. He attended the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. He also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger, Luigi Dallapiccola, Darius Milhaud, Paul Hindemith, and Philip Bezanson, conducting with William Steinberg and Leonard Bernstein and violin with Hugo Kortschak and Ivan Galamian. He received his B.M. and M.M. at Yale University and his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. He organized and co-directed the New England Composers Orchestra, the Tanglewood Young Artists Orchestra, and taught conducting and Tanglewood. He has composed for the stage (opera and theatre), television, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 6 for Baritone and Orchestra "A Lear Symphony" (1990s) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 1 "Symphony Brevis" (1987)

James Yannatos/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Concerto for Contrabass and Chamber Orchestra)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 835 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Men's Chorus and Orchestra "Earth, Fire, Air, Water" (1980s, rev. 2000)

James Yannatos/Lucy Shelton (soprano)/Mary Westbrook-Geha (mezzo)/Harvard Glee Club/ Radcliffe Choral Society/Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 638 (2004)


Symphony No. 3 "Prisms" (1989)

James Yannatos/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, Prisms and Piston: Symphony No. 3s)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 400 (2000)


Symphony No. 4 "Tiananmen Square" (1990)


James Yannatos/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 278 (1998)


Symphony No. 5 "Son et Lumière" (1991)


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


Symphony No. 7 for Soprano, Bass, Chorus and Orchestra "Symphonies Sacred and Secular: Prais'd Be the Fathomless Universe" (2002)


James Yannatos/Caprice Corona (soprano)/Mark Risinger (bass)/ Harvard Glee Club/ Radcliffe Choral Society/Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum/Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 638 (2004)



RICHARD YARDUMIAN
(1917-1985)


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His brother Elijah Yardumian, a concert pianist and a product of the Curtis Institute, was his musical mentor. He began composing at age 14 and began a formal study of harmony, theory and counterpoint with WilIiam Happich, counterpoint with H. Alexander Matthews, and piano with George Boyle. His music was noticed by Eugene Ormandy, who championed it and performed and even recorded many of his pieces with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He composed orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1950)

Anshel Brusilow/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Armenian Suite and Cantus Animus et Cordis)
EMI EMD 5527/HNH 4043 (LP) (1976)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6462 (LP) (1963)


Symphony No. 2 for Medium Voice and Orchestra "Psalms" (1947-64, rev. 1981)

Varujan Kojian/Lili Chookasian (contralto)/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Armenian Suite)
PHOENIX PHCD 112 (1990)
(original LP release: VARÈSE SARABANDE 704130) (1982)

Eugene Ormandy/Lili Chookasian (contralto)/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphon No. 1 and Chorale-Prelude)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6859 (LP) (1966)

Lan Shui/Nancy Maultsby (mezzo)/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Armenian Suite)
BIS CD-1232 (2002)



ROLV YTTREHUS
(b. 1936)

Born in Duluth, Minnesota. He studied music at the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan and received a Diploma from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He studied harmony with Nadia Boulanger and composition with Ross Lee Finney, Roger Sessions, Aaron Copland and Goffredo Petrassi. He has taught at the University of Missouri, Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1997, rev. 1998)

Joel EricSuben/Polish National Radio Orchestra
( + Gradus ad Parnassum, Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices and Angstwagen for Soprano and Percussion)
CRI CD 843 (1999)

Joel Eric Suben/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tannenbaum: Columbus and Kowalski: Double Helix)
MMC RECORDINGS 2104 (2002)

 

JUDITH LANG ZAIMONT
(b. 1945)


Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up in New York City and began piano studies at the age of five, and, at age eleven, was accepted into the preparatory division of The Juilliard School. She studied piano at Juilliard with Leland Thompson and composition at Queens College of the City University of New York with Hugo Weisgall and at Columbia University with Otto Luening and Jack Beeson. After receiving her master's degree, she went on a fellowship to Paris to study orchestration with André Jolivet. She has taught at Queens College the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Adelphi University on Long Island and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal and choral liturgical works. Her Symphony No. 2 for Symphonic Strings "Remember Me" was premiered in 1997 and there is also a Symphony (No. 3) for Wind Orchestra in Three Scenes from 1999.

Symphony No. 1 (1994)

Leoš Svádrovský/Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy for Strings and Monarchs)
ARABESQUE RECORDINGS Z6742 (2000)

 

GREGORY ZDUNIAK
(b. 1950)

Born in New York City. He played the accordion as a child and then received formal instruction in piano, violin, cello and guitar. His early education included not only instrumental lessons but also instruction in music theory. He studied music composition at Northern Arizona University under Kenneth Rumery. He is currently composer-in-residence at the North Valley Chorale in Phoenix, Arizona. No further information has been located.

Symphony No. 1 in G Major

Robert Ian Winstin/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Masterworks of the New Era-Volume 11")
ERM MEDIA 6811 (3 CDs) (2008)

 

MARILYN ZIFFRIN
(b. 1926)


Born in Moline, Illinois. She spent her undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she studied both applied music and instrumental music education and then received her Master's Degree in music from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. She also studied composition privately with Alexander Tcherepnin in Chicago. She taught at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire and wrote a biography of the composer Carl Ruggles. She has written compositions for solo instruments, chamber music, choral works as well as works for orchestra and band. She recently (2010) added a Petite Symphony for Small Orchestra.


Symphony for Voice and Orchestra "Letters" (1989)

Robert Stankovsky´/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Skupinsky: Wild n' Sexy, Kidde: Quest, Muncy: Paean, Colson: Searching and Ernst: Crossover)
MMC RECORDINGS MMC2015 (1995)



ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH
(b. 1939)


Born in Miami, Florida. She began her studies as a violinist and earned a B.M. from Florida State University. She moved to New York City to play with the American Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski where she later enrolled at the Juilliard School of Music. She became the first woman to earn that school's degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in composition. Her teachers included John Boda, Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions. She switched her focus from performing to composing and had an enormously successful career in this field. She has composed a ballet, orchestral, band, chamber, choral and vocal works. She wrote a Symphony No. 5 (Concerto for Orchestra) that was premiered in 2008.

Symphony No. 1 "Three Movements for Orchestra" (1982)

John Nelson/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Celebration and Prologue and Variations)
NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 80336 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 "Cello Symphony" (1985)


Lawrence Leighton Smith/Sharon Robinson (cello)/Louisville Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony and Concerto for Violin and Cello)
FIRST EDITION FECD 004 (2004)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS 797) (1990)


Symphony No. 3 (1993)

Jahja Ling/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1993)
(included in collection: "New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Volume 1")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 9902 (10 CDs) (1999)

James Sedares/Louisville Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and Handel/Zwilich: Concerto Grosso 1985)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7278-2 (1995)


Symphony No. 4 for Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra "The Gardens" (2000)

Leon Gregorian/ Michigan State Choral Ensembles: University Chorale, State Singers, Choral Union, and Children's Choir Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto amd Concerto for Bass Trombone, Strings, Timpani and Cymbals)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7487-2 (2000)


Chamber Symphony (1979)

Richard Pittman/Boston Musica Viva
( + String Quartet, Sonata in Three Movements, Corey: Profiles. Apertures and Designs)
CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD 621 (1992)
(original LP release: CAMBRIDGE RECORDS CRS 2834) (1982)

Albert-George Schram/Chamber Ensemble
( + Symphony No. 2 and Concerto for Violin and Cello)
FIRST EDITION FECD 004 (2004)


 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

 

(1) BOOKS

American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers, edited by Carol Oja. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Institute for Studied in American Music, 1982.

Clough, Francis F. and C.J. Cuming. The World's Encyclopedia
of Recorded Music
(including Supplements) in 3 vols. London:
Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952-57.

Contemporary American Composers, edited by Beth Anderson. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1976.

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, in 4 vols., edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie. New York: Grove, 1986.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed., in 29
vols., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. New York:
Grove, 2000.

Howard, John Tasker. Our American Music, 4th ed. New York: Crowell, 1965.

Layton, Robert (ed.). A Guide to the Symphony. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1995.

Poulton, Alan J. A Label Discography of Long-Playing Records,
3 vols. Blandford, England: The Oakwood Press, 1975.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Rhian Samuel (eds). The Norton/Grove
Dictionary of Women Composers.
New York: W.W. Norton and Co,
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Simpson, Robert. The Symphony, 2 vols. New York: Drake Publishers, 1972.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th edition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (edited by Laura Kuhn). New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.

Thompson, Oscar (ed). The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, updated 11th edition. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1985.

 

(2) CATALOGS

ASCAP Symphonic Catalog. 3rd ed. (1977)

Gramophone Classical Record Catalogue (retitled: Gramophone Classical Catalogue) (1953-1996)

Gramophone Compact Disc Catalogue (1983-1990)

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog (retitled: Schwann 1– Record and Tape Guide and Schwann Opus) (1949-2001)

 

(3) WEBSITES

(A) LIBRARY CATALOGS

British Library Sound Archive http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/nsa.html

Library and Archives Canada http:www.colectionscanada.gc.

Library of Congress http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

New York Public Library Research Catalog http://catnyp.nypl.org/

 

(B) OTHER COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL SITES

Albany Records http://www.albanyrecords.com/

Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com

Amazon (UK) http://www.amazon.co.uk

Arkiv Music http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp

Chandos Records http://www.chandos.net

Crotchet http://www.crotchet.co.uk

EMI/Virgin Classics http://www.emiclassics.com

Gramophone Archive http://www.gramophone.net

MDT http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/home/default.asp

MusicWeb International http://www.musicweb-international.com

MuziekWeb (Centrale Discotheek Rotterdam) http://www.muziekweb.nl/menu/shared/cat/pica/index.php

Naxos Records http://www.naxos.com

Presto Classical http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/

 

(C) COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR SITES

Many contemporary composers have their own websites and others can be found on the websites of their publishers. There are also websites for earlier composers and conductors that are maintained by societies that promote their music and recordings. These can be found by typing the composer's name into any search engine.

 

 

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