Composer: Charles Ives
Orchestra: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Seattle Symphony Media
Size: 1.33 GB
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Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Ludovic Morlot / Ives – New England Holidays & Orchestral Sets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Orchestral Set No. 1 ‘Three Places in New England’ 19:31
01. I. The St. Gaudens in Boston Common (Col. Shaw & His Colored Regiment) 8:43
02. II. Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut 6:15
03. III. The Housatonic at Stockbridge 4:33
Orchestral Set No. 2 16:23
04. I. An Elegy to Our Forefathers 3:40
05. II. The Rockstrewn Hills Join in the People’s Outdoor Meeting 4:56
06. III. From Hanover Square North, at the End of a Tragic Day, the Voice of the People Again Arose 7:47
A Symphony: New England Holidays 42:08
07. I. Washington’s Birthday 10:22
08. II. Decoration Day 9:38
09. III. The Fourth of July 6:35
10. IV. Thanksgiving & Forefathers’ Day 15:33
Recorded: 2016, 2017
Recording Venue: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA
Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony release their third disc featuring the music of Charles Ives. One of his most beloved works, Three Places in New England is meticulously mastered to capture the nuances of Ives’ intricate musical language. Recorded alongside his Orchestral Set No. 2 and New England Holidays, this release takes you on a haunting journey through Ives’ nostalgic visions of America at the turn of the century.
BBC Music Magazine
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra captures the dreamlike state, taking on the different characters as the narratives weave in and out of the overreaching story of revolution.
Morlot completely embraces the American spirit in this irresistible recording of three orchestral suites evoking Ives’s United States. Brash brass-band music, hymn tunes, barn dances and church bells fade in and out of these impressionistic canvases, colliding and overlapping with each other in gloriously gleeful abandon.
They do brilliantly atmospheric things in the dankest passages of Three Places and New England Holidays – mercurial textures full of suggestion and threat.