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George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Overture ‘Strike Up the Band’; ‘Lullaby’ for strings; Overture ‘Girl Crazy’.
Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) ‘Danzon Cubano’;
Jose Pablo MONCAYO (1912-1958) ‘Huapango’.
Arthur BENJAMIN (1893-1960) North American Square Dance.
Jay LIVINGSTON (b.1915) Mr. Christopher Columbus;
Scott JOPLIN (1868-1917) Two Ragtimes.
Richard RODGERS (1902-1979) Oklahoma-Medley.
Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) A simple song from ‘Mass’.
SWR Rudfunkorchester Kaiserslautern/Klaus Arp, Saul Schechtmann, Ernst Wedam, Caspar Richter
Recorded in 1990/91/92/93/99 No further details given
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC CD 93.021 [66.33]
As can be clearly seen this is a compilation CD put together under this slightly misleading title. Arthur Benjamin was of course Australian but his Square Dance, not incidentally for two pianos and orchestra as the booklet tells us, but for small orchestra is, of course, Yankee inspired, and Moncayo is quite certainly Mexican. Incidentally this latter piece receives a more powerful rendering by the Mexican Festival Orchestra conducted by Enrique Batiz on Naxos 8.550838.
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