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NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS

Reviews of this series on Musicweb

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Richard DANIELPOUR (b. 1956)

The enchanted garden
8.559669

Reviews by Hubert Culot and Byzantion

First light (1988)
The awakened heart (1990)
Symphony No. 3 Journey without distance (1989)
8.559712

Review by Paul Godfrey

Michael DAUGHERTY (b. 1954)

Philadelphia Stories (2001)
UFO (1999)
8.559165

Reviews by Colin Clarke and Hubert Culot

Fire and Blood (2003)
MotorCity Triptych (2000)
Raise the Roof (2003)
8.559372

Reviews by Carla Rees and Oleg Ledeniov

Route 66 (1998)
Ghost Ranch (2006)
Sunset Strip (1999)
Time Machine (2003)
8.559613

Review by Nick Barnard

Metropolis Symphony (1988-93)
Deus ex Machina for Piano and Orchestra (2007)
8.559635

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Nick Barnard

Mount Rushmore (2010)
Radio City (2011)
The Gospel According to Sister Aimee (2012)
8.3559749

Review by Dan Morgan

David DEL TREDICI (b. 1937)

Aeolian Ballade (2008) Ballad in Lavender (2004)
Ballad in Yellow (after Garcia Lorca) (1997) S/M Ballade (2006)
Gotham Glory (Four Scenes of New York City) (2004)
West Village Morning (Prelude) Museum Piece (Fugue)
Missing Towers (Perpetual Canon)
Wollman Rink (Grand Fantasy on The Skaters' Waltz)
8.559680

Reviews by Dan Morgan and Paul Corfield Godfrey

David DIAMOND (b. 1915)


Symphony No. 2 (1942/3)
Symphony No. 4 (1945)
8.559154

Reviews by Hubert Culot and Rob Barnett

Psalm (1936) [8:39]
Kaddish (1987) [10:44]
Symphony No. 3 (1945)
8.559155

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Michael Cookson and Colin Clarke

Suite from the ballet TOM (1935)
This Sacred Ground (1963)
Symphony No. 8 (1960)
8.559156

Review by Rob Barnett

Symphony No.1 (1941)
Violin Concerto No.2 (1947)
The Enormous Room (1948)
8.559157

Review by Hubert Culot

Elegy in memory of Maurice Ravel (1937)
8.559709

Reviews by Paul Godfrey and Dan Morgan

Lawrence DILLON (1959-)

Violin Sonata Motion (2008)
Mister Blister (2006)
Façade (1983)
Bacchus Chaconne (1991)
Spring Passing (1997)
Fifteen Minutes (2006)
The Voice (2008)
8.559644

Review by Byzantion

Avner DORMAN (1975-)

Mandolin Concerto (2006)
Piccolo Concerto (2001)
Concerto Grosso (2003)
Piano Concerto (1995)
8.559620

Review by Oleg Ledeniov

Jacob DRUCKMAN (1928-1996)

String Quartet No. 3 (1981)
Reflections on the Nature of Water, for solo marimba (1986)
Dark Wind for violin and cello (1994)
String Quartet No. 2 (1996)
8.559260

Review by Michael Cookson

Vernon DUKE (1903-1969)

Piano Concerto (orch. Dunn) (1923/1998)
Cello Concerto (1938)
Homage to Boston - suite for piano solo (1945)
8.559286

Reviews by Bob Briggs, William Kreindler and Rob Barnett

Dennis EBERHARD (b. 1943)

Shadow of the Swan: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Prometheus Wept
8.559176

Reviews by Christopher Thomas and Jonathan Woolf

Duke ELLINGTON (1899-1974)

Harlem (orch. Maurice Peress) (1950)
Black, Brown, and Beige - Suite (orch. Maurice Peress)
Three Black Kings - Ballet (completed by Mercer Ellington) (1943)
The River - Suite (orch. Ron Collier) (1970)
8.559737

Reviews by Rob Barnett

Ralph EVANS (b. 1953)

String quartet 1 (1995)
8.559354

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Bob Briggs

Morton FELDMAN (1926-1987)

String Quartet (1979)
8.559190

Review by Dominy Clements

Paul FETLER (b. 1920)

Three Poems by Walt Whitman (1976)
Capriccio (1985)
Violin Concerto No.2 (1980)
8.559606

Review by Nick Barnard

Nicolas FLAGELLO (1928-1994)

Symphony No. 1 (1964-68)
Sea Cliffs (1957)
Intermezzo from The Piper of Hamelin (1969)
Theme, Variations and Fugue
8.559148

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Hubert Culot

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1950)
Dante's Farewell (1962) (orch. Anthony Sbordini)
Concerto Sinfonico for saxophone quartet and orchestra (1985)
8.559296

Review by Rob Barnett and Christopher Fifield

Missa Sinfonica (1957)
8.559347

Reviews by Rob Barnett, William Kreindler and Jonathan Woolf

Arthur FOOTE (1853-1937)

Piano Quintet (1897)
String Quartet No 2 (1893)
String Quartet No 3 (1911)
8.559009

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Quartet (1890)
String Quartet No 1 (1883)
Nocturne and Scherzo for flute and string quartet (1918) 8.559014

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, op. 5 (1882/4)
Piano Trio No. 2 in B flat Major, op 65. (1907/8)
Melody for violin and piano, op. 44 (1899)
Ballade for violin and piano, op. 69 (1910)
8.559039

Review by Raymond Walker (as Marco Polo 8.225117)

Francesca da Rimini (1890)
Serenade (1889)
Four Character Pieces (1900)
Suite in E major for string orchestra (1907)
8.559365

Reviews by Rob Barnett, William Kreindler and Glyn Pursglove

Lukas FOSS (b. 1922)

Works for Solo Piano (complete)
Scherzo Ricercato (1954), Passacaglia (1940)
Grotesque Dance (1938), Prelude in D major (1951)
Fantasy Rondo (1944), Four Two-Part Inventions (1938)
For Lenny: Variation on "New York, New York" (1987)
Solo (1981)
8.559179

Review by John France

Gabriela FRANK (1972-)

Hilos (2010)
Danza de los Saqsampillos (2000/2006)
Adagio para Amantaní (2007)
Quijotadas (2007)
8.559645

Reviews by Brian Reinhart and Byzantion

Jefferson FRIEDMAN (1974-)

String Quartet No. 2
8.559180

Review by Derek Warby

Wiliam Henry FRY (1813-1864)

Santa Claus Symphony
Overture to Macbeth
Niagra Symphony
The Breaking Heart
8.559057

Reviews by Christopher Fifield and Gwyn Parry-Jones

Kenneth FUCHS (b. 1956)

An American Place (2004)
Eventide - concerto for english horn, harp, percussion and string orchestra
Out of the Dark, suite for chamber orchestra
8.559224

Reviews by Tim Perry and Colin Clarke

United Artists (2006), Quiet in the Land (2004)
Fire, Ice, and Summer Bronze (1986), Autumn Rhythm (2006)
Canticle to the Sun (2005)
8.559335

Review by Dan Morgan

Falling Canons (seven movements for piano) (2010)
Falling Trio (in one movement) (2011)
String Quartet No. 5 (2011)
8.559733

Review by Gary Higginson

Jack GALLAGHER (b. 1947)

Diversions Overture (1986)
Berceuse (1977)
Sinfonietta (1990/2007)
Symphony in One Movement ‘Threnody’ (1991)
8.559652

Review by Nick Barnard and Bob Briggs

Stephen R. GERBER (b. 1948)

Gershwiniana (1999) Three Folksong Transformations (2001)
Three Pieces for Two Violins (1997)
Notturno for violin, cello and piano (1996)
Elegy on the Name ‘Dmitri Shostakovich’ (1991)
Three Songs Without Words for solo violin (1986)
Fantasy for solo violin (1967)
Duo for violin and cello (1969) Piano Trio (1968)
8.559618

Review by Nick Barnard

George GERSHWIN (1898-1937)

Gershwin in Hollywood
An American in Paris (1928)
Cuban Overture (1932)
Symphonic Picture from Porgy and Bess (1943)
8.559107

Review by Dave Billinge

Piano Concerto in F (1925)
Rhapsody No.2 (1931)
I Got Rhythm Variations (1934)
8.559705

Reviews by Dan Morgan, John Whitmore and Brian Reinhart

Strike Up the Band - Overture
Rhapsody in Blue
Promenade
Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess
8.559750

Reviews by Brian Reinhart and John Whitmore

Vittorio GIANNINI (1903-1966)

Piano Concerto (1934)
Symphony No.4 (1959)
8.559352

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Rob Barnett

Philip GLASS (b. 1937)

Company
Violin Concerto
Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten
8.559056 (also released as 8.554568)

Review by John French, Colin Clarke and Marc Bridle

Symphony No. 2 (1994)
Symphony No. 3 (1995)
8.559202

Reviews by John Phillips, Hubert Culot and Rob Barnett

The Light (1987)
Symphony No. 4 'Heroes Symphony ' (1996)
8.559325

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Dominy Clements

String quartet 2 (1983)
8.559354

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Bob Briggs

String Quartet No.2 Company (1983)
String Quartet No.3 Mishima (1985)
String Quartet No.1 (1966)
String Quartet No.4 Buczak (1989)
8.559636

Reviews by Nick Barnard and Dominy Clements

David GOMPPER (1954-)

Violin Concerto (2009)
Ikon (2008)
Flip (1993)
Spirals
8.559637

Review by Byzantion

Louis GOTTSCHALK (1829-1869)

A Night in the Tropics
Célèbre Tarantelle, Souvenir de Porto Rico, The Dying Poet
Tournament Galop, O! Ma Charmante, La Babanier
Manchega, Célèbre Tarantelle
Berceuse Symphonie Romantique ('A Night in the Tropics')
8.559036

Review by Adrian Smith

Piano Music
8.559145

Review by Dan Satz

Symphonie No. 2, ‘À Montevideo’
Célèbre Tarantelle, Escenas Campestres Cubanas 
Variations de concert sur l'hymne portugais du Roi Louis I
Ave Maria, La  Casa del Joven Enrique por Méhul 
Symphonie romantique
8.559320

Reviews by Dan Morgan and Göran Forsling

Morton GOULD (1913-1996)

American Ballads (1976)
Foster Gallery (1939)
American Salute
8.559005

Reviews by Ian Lace and Christopher Thomas

Jekyll and Hyde Variations (1957)
Fall River Legend (1948)
8.559242

Reviews by Patrick Gary, Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Fanfare for Freedom (1942)
Saint Lawrence Suite (1958)
Jericho Rhapsody (1941)
Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Band (1955)
Symphony No.4 West Point (1952)
8.559629

Review by Nick Barnard

Concerto Grosso, from the ballet Audubon (1969)
Cinerama Holiday - Suite (excerpts) (1955)
World War I - Music for the CBS TV Series (excerpts) [1964]
Pavanne from American Symphonette No 2 (1938)
Holocaust - Suite from the NBC TV Series (excerpts) (1978)
Interlude from Festive Music (1964)
Formations Suite, for Marching Band (1964)
8.559715

Review by Glyn Pursglove

Mark GREY (1967-)

Enemy Slayer (2007)
8.559604

Review by Bob Briggs

Charles Tomlinson GRIFFES (1884-1920)

Piano Music Vol. 1
Piano Sonata (1919), Three Tone Pictures (1910-1915)
De Profundis (1915), Roman Sketches (1915-1916)
A Winter Landscape (1912), Rhapsody in B minor (1912-14)
Barcarolle (1910), Legend in F sharp minor (1915)
Prelude in B minor (1899-1900)
8.559023

Review by Rob Barnett

The White Peacock (1915)
Three Poems of Fiona McLeod (1918)
Bacchanale (1912-1919), Clouds (1916-1919)
Three Tone Pictures (1915)
Poem for Flute and Orchestra (1918)
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan (1912-16)
8.559164

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ian Lace

Poem for Flute and Orchestra (1919)
The White Peacock (1917)
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan (1912, orch. 1919)
Three Tone Pictures (1912, orch. 1919)
Bacchanale (1913, orch. 1919)
8.559724

Review by Brian Reinhart

Ferde GROFÉ (1892-1972)

Mississippi Suite (1926)
Grand Canyon Suite (1931)
Niagara Falls Suite (1961)
8.559007

Review by Rob Barnett

Death Valley Suite (1957)
Hudson River Suite (1955)
Hollywood Suite (1938)
8.559017

Reviews by Ian Lace, Kevin Sutton and Rob Barnett

Henry Kimball HADLEY (1871-1937)

The Ocean (1921)
The Culprit Fay (1909)
Symphony No. 4 ('North, East, South, West') (1911)
8.559064

Review by Rob Barnett

Adolphus HAILSTORK(b.1941)

Symphonies 2 & 3
8.559295

Review by Patrick Waller

Symphony 1
Three Spirituals (2005)
An American Port of Call (1985)
Fanfare on Amazing Grace (2003)
Whitman's Journey I
8.559722

Review by Byzantion

Daron HAGEN (b. 1961)

Piano Trio No. 3 “Wayfaring Stranger” (2006)
Piano Trio No. 1 “Trio Concertante” (1984)
Piano Trio No. 2 “J’entends” (1986)
Piano Trio No. 4 “Angel Band” (2007)
8.559657

Review by Kevin Sutton

Shining Brow (1993)
8.669020-21

Review by Göran Forsling

Howard HANSON (1896-1981)

Piano Music
Two Yuletide Pieces, Poèmes Erotiques, Sonata
Three Miniatures, Three Etudes, Enchantment
For the First Time, Slumber Song
8.559047

Review by Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 1 ('Nordic') (1922)
Merry Mount Suite (1938)
Pan and the Priest (1926)
Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
8.559072

Reviews by Rob Barnett and John Phillips

Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings (1926)
Nymphs and Satyr Ballet Suite (1979)
Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth for Piano and Strings (1951)
Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings (1945)
Summer Seascape No. 2 (1965)
Pastorale for Oboe, Harp and Strings (1948-49)
8.559251

Reviews by Paul Cook, Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Symphony 1 (1922)
The Lament for Beowulf (1925)
8.559700

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Dan Morgan

Symphony 2 (1930)
Lux Aeterna (1923)
Mosaics (1958)
8.559701

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Leslie Wright

Symphony 3 (1938)
Merry Mount Suite (1933)
8.559702

Reviews by Steve Arloff and Paul Godfrey

Symphony No. 4, Op. 34, Requiem (1943)
Symphony No. 5, Sinfonia sacra, Op. 43 (1954)
Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky (1956)
Dies Natalis (1967)
8.559703

Reviews by Dan Morgan and William Kreindler

Symphony No. 6 (1968)
Lumen in Christo (1974)
Symphony No. 7 A Sea Symphony (1977)
8.559704

Reviews by Dan Morgan, Rob Barnett and Steve Arloff

Merry Mount, op. 31 (1933)
8.669012-13

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Göran Forsling and William Kreindler

John HARBISON (b. 1938)

Piano Trio No. 2 'Short Stories' (2003)
Gatsby Etudes (1999), The Violist's Notebook (2002)
Ten MicroWaltzes (2004), Cucaraccia and Fugue (2003)
Cello Suite (1993), Piano Trio No. 1 (1968)
8.559243

Review by Dan Morgan

Roy HARRIS (1898-1979)

Symphony No. 7
Epilogue to Profiles in Courage – J.F.K.
Symphony No. 9
8.559050

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Jonathan Woolf and Neil Horner

Symphony No. 3 (1938)
Symphony No. 4 ('Folk Song Symphony ') (1939)
8.559227

Review by John Quinn

Symphony No.6 Gettysburg (1944)
Symphony No.5 (1942)
Acceleration (1941)
8.559609

Reviews by Nick Barnard and William Kreindler

Complete Piano Music
8.559664

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Gary Higginson

Stephen HARTKE (b. 1952)

The Greater Good (or The Passion of Boule de Suif) (2006)
8.669014/15

Reviews by Carla Rees and Robert Hugill

Jake HEGGIE (b. 1961)

For a look or a touch (2007)
8.559379

Reviews by Robert Hugill and Bob Briggs

Natural Selection (1997)
Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia (1999)
Eve-Song (1996)
8.559764

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

Another sunrise (2012)
Farewell, Auschwitz (2013)
For a look or a touch (2007, revised 2014)
8.559770

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

Robert HELPS (1928-2001)

Shall We Dance for piano (1994)
Piano Quartet (1997)
Postlude for horn, violin and piano (1964)
Nocturne for string quartet (1960)
John Ireland - The Darkened Valley (c.1919) (performed by Robert Helps)
8.559199

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Victor HERBERT (1859-1924)

Orchestral Music from the Musicals:
Babes in Toyland
The Red Mill
8.559025

Review by Rob Barnett

Bernard HERRMANN (1911-1975)

Echoes (1965)
8.559354

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Bob Briggs

Jennifer HIGDON (b. 1962)

Piano Trio (2003)
Voices (1993)
Impressions (2003)
8.559298

Review by Tim Perry

Amazing Grace, trad. arr. string quartet (1998/2003)
Sky Quartet, for string quartet (1997/2000)
Sonata, for viola and piano (1990)
Dark Wood, for bassoon, violin, cello and piano (2001)
String Trio (1988)
8.559752

Review by Byzantion

Alan HOVHANESS (1911-2000)

Cello Concerto, op. 17 (1936)
Symphony No. 22 ('City of Light'), op. 236 (1971)
8.559158

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John France and Ian Lace

Symphony No. 4, op.165 (1958)
Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places, op.213 (1965)
Symphony No. 20, op.223 ('Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain') (1969)
Prayer of Saint Gregory, op.62b (1972)
Symphony No. 53, op.377 ('Star Dawn') (1983)
8.559207

Review by Patrick Waller

Khrimian Hairig, Op. 49 (1944-48)
Guitar Concerto, Op. 325 (1979)
Symphony No. 60 ('To the Appalachian Mountains') Op. 396 (1985)
8.559294

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Patrick Waller

Fanfare for the New Atlantis op. 281 (1975)
Concerto No. 2 for guitar and strings op. 394 (1985)
Symphony No. 63 Loon Lake op. 411 (1988)
8.559336

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Michael Cookson

Symphony No. 7 Nanga Parvat op. 178 (1959)
Symphony No. 14 Ararat op. 194 (1960)
Symphony No. 23 Ani op. 178 (1972)
8.559385

Reviews by Michael Cookson, Rob Barnett and Jonathan Woolf

Symphony No.1 Exile, Op.17, No.2 (1936, rev.1970)
Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op.211 (1965)
Symphony No.50 Mount Saint Helens, Op.360 (1982)
8.559717

Reviews by Steve Arloff and Gary Higginson

Charles IVES (1874-1954)

Symphony No. 2
Robert Browning Overture
8.559076

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Symphony No. 3 ('The Camp Meeting') (c1904)
Washington's Birthday (from the Holidays Symphony) (1909)
Two Contemplations (c1906)
'Country Band March' (1905)
Overture and March '1776' (1906)
8.559087

Review by John France

Violin Sonatas
No. 1 (c.1914)
No. 2 (c.1914)
No. 3 (c.1914)
No. 4, ‘Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting’ (c.1916)
8.559119

Reviews by Colin Clarke and Bruce Hodges

Sonata No.2 for Piano, ‘Concord, Mass.: 1840-60’ (1904-15)
Varied Air and Variations
The Celestial Railroad
Four Transcriptions from ‘Emerson’, No.1
8.559127

Reviews by Tony Haywood, Jonathan Woolf and Patrick Waller

Emerson Concerto for piano and orchestra
Symphony No. 1
8.559175

Review by John Quinn

String Quartet No.1 ('From the Salvation Army') (1896)
Scherzo (ca.1907-14)
String Quartet No.2 (1911-13)
5.559178

Reviews by Kirk McElhearn, Dominy Clements and Jonathan Woolf

The Housatonic at Stockbridge (1908)
Soliloquy, or a Study in 7ths and Other Things (c. 1916-7)
On the Antipodes (c. 1922-23)
The Gong on the Hook and Ladder (c. 1912)
Hallowe’en (c. 1914), In Re Con Moto et al (c. 1915-16)
Sunrise (1926), Remembrance (1921)
Aeschylus and Sophocles (1922- c. 1924)
Five Take Offs (c. 1906-09)
Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1923-24)
8.559194

Review by Scott Mortensen

Songs Volume 1
8.559269

Reviews by John Sheppard and Gary Higginson

Songs Volume 2
8.559270

Reviews by John Sheppard and Gary Higginson

Songs Volume 6
8.559274

Review by Bob Briggs

First Orchestral Set (1913-14)
Second Orchestral Set (1919)
Third Orchestral Set (1926-54)
8.559353

Review by Stephen Hall

Holidays Symphony (1911-14)
The General Slocum (1904)
Overture in G minor (c. 1897)
Yale-Princeton Football Game (c.1910)
Postlude in F (1889)
8.559370

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Brian Wilson

Samuel JONES (b. 1935)

Tuba Concerto (2005)
Symphony 3, Palo Duro Canyon (1992)
8.559378

Review by Rob Barnett and Bob Briggs

Scott JOPLIN (1868-1917)

Piano Rags
8.559114

  Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Patrick Gary

Piano Rags Vol. 2
8.559277

Reviews by Dan Morgan and Gary Higginson

Earl KIM (1920-1998)

Violin Concerto (1979)
Dialogues for piano and orchestra (1959)
Cornet for narrator and orchestra (1984)
8.559226

Review by Rob Barnett

Leon KIRCHNER (b.1919)

Duo for Violin and Piano (1947)
'Flutings' from Lily (1973)
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1954)
Piano Sonata (1948)
Triptych (1986/88)
8.559195

Review by John Leeman

 

 

 



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