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DVOŘÁK AND AMERICA (Deas, Pasternack, PostClassical Ensemble, Gil-Ordóñez)

Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporaryRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicChoral - SecularInstrumentalOrchestralVocal
Catalogue 8.559777
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
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The centrepiece of this programme is the first ever recording of the Hiawatha Melodrama, a concert work for narrator and orchestra designed to show the kinship between Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Longfellow’s poem The Song of Hiawatha, which Dvořák said had inspired him in the symphony. It takes music from the symphony, as well as passages from the American Suite and Violin Sonatina, and fuses them with the poem, which is recited by a bass-baritone. Also included is music by Arthur Farwell, who was influenced by Dvořák, and was a proponent of Native American music. This recording thus celebrates the crosscurrent of influences between the Czech composer and American music and


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DVOŘÁK AND AMERICA (Deas, Pasternack, PostClassical Ensemble, Gil-Ordóñez) 1:16:42   
  Hiawatha Melodrama (after A. Dvorak) (arr. A. Gil-Ordonez)          
      I. Prologue 1:16       
      II. Hiawatha's Wooing 9:55       
      III. Hiawatha's Wedding Feast 5:30       
      IV. The Death of Minnehaha 5:38       
      V. The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis 8:02       
      VI. Epilogue: Hiawatha's Departure 2:29       
  Goin' Home (after Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": II. Largo) 6:13       
  Violin Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100: II. Larghetto 4:32       
  8 Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187 (excerpts)          
      No. 4. Poco andante in F Major 2:56       
      No. 7. Poco lento e grazioso in G-Flat Major 3:06       
  Suite in A Major, Op. 98, B. 184, "American"          
      I. Moderato 5:10       
      II. Molto vivace 3:55       
      III. Allegretto 4:04       
      IV. Andante 4:16       
      V. Allegro 3:01       
  Navajo War Dance No. 2 3:13       
  From Mesa and Plain, Op. 20: No. 2. Pawnee Horses 1:17       
  From Mesa and Plain, Op. 20: No. 2. Pawnee Horses (version for chorus) 2:09       
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