DEEMS TAYLOR: Through the Looking Glass; C. T. GRIFFES: Poem for Flute and Orch.; The White Peacock; The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan; Three Tone Pictures; Bachhanale – Scott Goff, flute/ Seattle Sym., Gerard Schwarz – Delos/Naxos American ClassicsDUKE ELLINGTON: Black, Brown and Beige; Harlem; Three Black Kings; The River, Take the “A” Train – Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos American Classics
2 fine collections of great American orchestral music.
FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Cuatro piezas espanolas; Fantasia baetica; Homenaje; Pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas; Cancion; Nocturno; Mazurka; Serenata andaluza – Javier Perianes, p./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Joseph Pons – Harmonia mundi
A sensational recording of outstanding music.
Hanson: American Music, Volume 4 = Works of HARRIS, GRIFFES & BARBER – Eastman-Rochester/Howard Hanson – Pristine
Volume 4 of the Hanson survey of American scores makes visceral points in two large works, but finds no less mastery in the ‘impressionist’ scores of Griffes.