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DIAMOND: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto No. 2 / Enormous Room

Composer(s)Diamond, David
Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony OrchestraTalvi, Ilkka, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.559157
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
 
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“To me, the romantic spirit in music is important because it is timeless.”

These words by David Diamond capture the essence not only of the composer himself, but of an entire generation of American composers whose heartfelt music was born during the Great Depression and World War II. Symphony No. 1, the composer's first “real” symphony, was written upon Diamond's return from Paris where he studied with Boulanger. The Violin Concerto No. 2 had its first and only performance in 1948. Difficulties with the family who commissioned it prevented any further performances until Gerard Schwarz arranged for its United States premère in 1991. The Enormous Room is based on E.E. Cummings' book describing the author's

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Work/Track Title Time
DIAMOND: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto No. 2 / Enormous Room 1:10:58   
  Symphony No. 1          
      Allegro moderato con energia 7:06       
      Andante maestoso 8:30       
      Maestoso - Adagio - Allegro vivo 6:27       
  Violin Concerto No. 2          
      Allegro aperto 11:27       
      Adagio affettuoso 11:08       
      Allegro vivo 10:48       
  The Enormous Room 15:32       
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