ROBERT WARD: The Crucible – Purchase Opera/Jacques Trussel, artistic dir./Purchase Sym./Hugh Murphy – Albany (2 CDs)
An important American masterwork given a very fine performance. ROBERT WARD: The Crucible – Purchase Opera/Jacques Trussel, artistic dir./Purchase Sym./Hugh Murphy – Albany TROY 1656/1657, 2 CDs: 113:54, (1/01/17) ***1/2: Robert Ward (1917-2013) was Eastman and Juilliard-trained and even studied with Aaron Copland for a bit. His opera, The Crucible, after the play by Arthur […]
DAVID FELDER: “Inner Sky” = various works – Soloists & Slee Sinfonietta – Albany (CD + Blu-ray)
A challenging yet rewarding listening experience.
‘Regenesis – Music of Renewal’ = ANTHONY PLOG: Concerto 2010; ALFRED REED: Variations on a Theme of Wagner; DAVID MASLANKA: Symphony No. 8 – Texas Christian U. Wind Ens./Bobby R. Francis – Albany
Interesting new wind ensemble music ought to appeal to all band fans out there!