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SCHUMAN, W.: Free Song (A) / COPLAND, A.: Appalachian Spring / SOWERBY, L.: The Canticle of the Sun (The Pulitzer Project) (Kalmar)

Composer(s):Copland, AaronSchuman, WilliamSowerby, Leo
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicChoral - Secular
Catalogue CDR90000-125
Label Cedille
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
CD
USD 16.99
 

 
FLAC
USD 10.99
 

 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By Steven Ritter,Audiophile Audition,February 2012

The Sowerby and Schuman pieces are, amazingly, first recordings, and the wide soundstage and spectacular depth and presence of the orchestra are fitting compliments to two deserving pieces. If Appalachian Spring doesn’t quite live up to expectations it in no way diminishes the importance of this release. Let’s pray that Cedille continues the efforts. © 2012 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



Review By Walter Simmons ,Fanfare,January 2012

this is a warm, sympathetic, and polished rendition of the score, worthy of consideration alongside the best of the many other recorded performances. © 2012 Fanfare Read complete review on Fanfare



Review By Michael Quinn,The Classical Review,December 2011

The surprise of this enormously rewarding disc from Chicago’s Cedille Records was that it hadn’t been done before. The pleasure of it was that it was carried off with such aplomb. …Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus under Carlos Kalmar proved ardent and eloquent advocates of all three works. Cedille’s live recording perfectly framed the obvious adrenalin of the performances to memorable effect. © 2011 The Classical Review See complete list



Review By Michael Quinn,The Classical Review,December 2011

The surprise of this enormously rewarding disc from Chicago’s Cedille Records was that it hadn’t been done before. The pleasure of it was that it was carried off with such aplomb. …Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus under Carlos Kalmar proved ardent and eloquent advocates of all three works. Cedille’s live recording perfectly framed the obvious adrenalin of the performances to memorable effect. © 2011 The Classical Review See complete list



Review By John von Rhein,Chicago Tribune,July 2011

This first-ever recording to include the Grant Park Chorus gathers three significant American orchestral works from the 1940s that won the first Pulitzer Prizes ever awarded in music.

Neither William Schuman’s Second Secular Cantata, “A Free Song” (the first recipient of the music Pulitzer, in 1943), nor Chicago composer Leo Sowerby’s “The Canticle of the Sun” (the 1946 winner) has been previously recorded. The centerpiece, the suite from Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” (which took the 1944 Pulitzer), has, of course, been recorded many times.

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Review By Marvin J. Ward,Classical Voice of North Carolina (cvnc.org),July 2011

This project was the conductor’s concept and these performances are superb. The orchestra exhibits excellent ensemble and precision.
© Marvin J. Ward & CVNC. Reproduced with permission. Read complete review








 

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