Harbison - Symphony no.4; Ruggles - Sun-Treader; Stucky - Second Concerto for Orchestra | Naxos - American Classics 8559836

Harbison - Symphony no.4; Ruggles - Sun-Treader; Stucky - Second Concerto for Orchestra

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559836

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Expected Release Date: 15th June 2018

Contents

Artists

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Conductor

David Alan Miller

Works

Harbison, John

Symphony no.4

Ruggles, Carl

Sun-Treader

Stucky, Steven

Second Concerto for Orchestra

Artists

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Conductor

David Alan Miller

About

This is the third recording in a multi-year partnership between the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic and Naxos to release one album of American music each year. A study in dramatic contrasts, Carl RugglesSun-Treader is an overwhelming, granite-hued tone poem by one of New England’s most original and uncompromising composers. Steven Stucky’s luminous Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra is a riveting exploration of sonority and sound-painting while John Harbison’s Fourth Symphony is a big, bold, jazz-imbued work by one of America’s most important living symphonists.

This release brings together three American orchestral masterpieces in a program that will impress and delight in equal measure. The catalogues are not overwhelmed by alternative recordings of these works, through Carl Ruggles’ incredible early-20th-century score has justly been given wider attention.

Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation, his Naxos recordings including the recent release of Michael Daugherty’s Dreamachine (8559807). His work with the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic (NOIP) has resulted in a recording of John Corigliano’s First Symphony (8559782) that was considered “mightily impressive” by Gramophone, with MusicWeb International stating that “David Alan Miller is an impressive guide to this work and to the entire disc.”

“Conductor David Alan Miller’s tempos are broad, letting the music breathe and allowing the composer’s clear textures and melodic warmth to be fully revealed. The NOIP plays magnificently.” – Audiophile Audition

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