The Oregon Symphony & Carlos Kalmar – Aspects of America (Live) (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

The Oregon Symphony & Carlos Kalmar – Aspects of America (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:15:17 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © PentaTone

Aspects of America presents a fascinating collection of 20th- and 21st-century American orchestral music, ranging from good old Samuel Barbers Souvenirs to pieces by esteemed living composers such as Sean Shepherd (Magiya), Sebastian Currier (Microsymph) and Christopher Rouse (Supplica). The centerpiece of this album is Portland-based composer Kenji Bunchs Aspects of an Elephant, inspired by the timeless parable of six men who try to discern the traits of an elephant in a pitch-dark room, eventually discovering that only the sum of their perceptions encompasses the full truth. In a similar way, the pieces featured on this album constitute a rich panorama of the dynamism and diversity of contemporary American composition. Bunchs piece is dedicated to the members of the Oregon Symphony, who release their fifth album with Pentatone, after Music for a Time of War (2011), This England (2012), Spirit of the American Range (2015) and Haydn Symphonies 53, 64 & 96 (2017). On Aspects of America, they again play under the spirited leadership of music director Carlos Kalmar.

Tracklist:
1. Magiya (Live) (07:14)
2. Microsymph (Live) (12:33)
3. Supplica (Live) (14:11)
4. Aspects of an Elephant: Introduction. Into Darkness (Live) (02:18)
5. Aspects of an Elephant: Var. 1, The Elephant Is a Whip (Live) (01:44)
6. Aspects of an Elephant: Var. 2, The Elephant Is a Spear (Live) (01:38)
7. Aspects of an Elephant: Var. 3, The Elephant Is a Silk Cloth (Live) (02:30)
8. Aspects of an Elephant: Var. 4, The Elephant Is a Tree (Live) (02:02)
9. Aspects of an Elephant: Var. 5, The Elephant Is a Snake (Live) (01:43)
10. Aspects of an Elephant: Var. 6, The Elephant Is a Throne (Live) (01:55)
11. Aspects of an Elephant: The Argument (Live) (01:34)
12. Aspects of an Elephant: Finale. The Creature Revealed (Live) (06:21)
13. Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra): I. Waltz [Live] (04:05)
14. Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra): II. Schottische [Live] (02:24)
15. Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra): III. Pas de deux [Live] (04:38)
16. Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra): IV. Two-Step [Live] (01:53)
17. Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra): V. Hesitation-Tango [Live] (03:52)
18. Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Version for Orchestra): VI. Galop [Live] (02:42)

Personnel:
Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

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