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STILL, W.G.: Symphonies Nos. 4, "Autochthonous" and 5, "Western Hemisphere" / Poem (Fort Smith Symphony, Jeter)

Composer(s)Still, William Grant
Artist(s) Jeter, John, Conductor • Fort Smith Symphony
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559603
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

Often referred to as the ‘dean of African-American composers’, William Grant Still received many honours for his pioneering music for the concert platform, film and television. Still’s most distinctive works use African-American forms such as the blues, spirituals and jazz within a neo-romantic idiom. He declared that his Fourth Symphony was ‘intended to represent the spirit of the American people’, an idée fixe unifying its four contrasting movements into an appealing whole. His triumphant Fifth Symphony celebrates ‘the sharing of resources and achievements’ which the composer saw as the key to America’s greatness.

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STILL, W.G.: Symphonies Nos. 4, "Autochthonous" and 5, "Western Hemisphere" / Poem (Fort Smith Symphony, Jeter) 56:08   
  Symphony No. 5, "Western Hemisphere"              
      I. Briskly 3:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Slowly, and with utmost grace 6:36    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Energetically 2:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Moderately 6:48    1.59   Add to cart  
  Poem 10:27    2.39   Add to cart  
  Symphony No. 4, "Autochthonous"              
      I. Moderately 6:08    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Slowly 6:54    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. With a graceful lilt 3:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Slowly and reverently 10:04    2.39   Add to cart  
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