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ALBERT, S.: RiverRun / Symphony No. 2

Composer(s):Albert, Stephen
Artist(s) Polivnick, Paul, Conductor • Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559257
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Stephen Albert’s music is at once traditional and contemporary, lyrical yet powerful and dynamic. He drew inspiration from the rich orchestral palettes of composers such as Stravinsky and Bartók, but his musical language is very much his own. At the time of his tragic and unexpected death in 1992, Albert had completed the first draft of his lush, evocative Symphony No. 2, which here receives its world première recording. Asked by Albert’s publishers to complete the work, his colleague and friend Sebastian Currier was pleased to find it almost finished, with only the addition of expressive markings and some orchestration to undertake. It is coupled here with Albert’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first symphony,

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