MONTH’S DRAWING is for your choice of three SACDs from Albany Records’ own label – one of many classical and jazz labels distributed by this firm. First is a pairing of two World Premiere Recordings of music by two great American composers: Roy Harris’ Symphony No. 2 and Morton Gould’s Symphony No. 3, in performances by the Albany Symphony Orchestra. [Reviewed Here.] Second is one of the loudest pieces of music ever written: William Schuman’s Credendum – heard for the first time in stereo. The American composer’s Piano Concerto and his Symphony No. 4 fill out this SACD. [Reviewed Here.] Finally we offer a multichannel recording of two works by the British composer George Lloyd: his Cello Concerto and the First Orchestral Suite from his opera The Serf. Lloyd is a tonal composer of great individuality, and his Cello Concerto is filled with intense emotions. [Reviewed Here.]
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