Great American Orchestral Works, Vol. 4
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George Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning Lilacs is featured on volume 2 of this series.

Born in 1922, George Walker is an acknowledged American master whose orchestral works have been played by every major American orchestra. He is the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for Lilacs, which is one of the works on this compact disc. Two works, Sinfonia No. 4 and Movements for Cello and Orchestra are world premiere recordings. Ian Hobson, a champion of Walker’s music is the conductor for this recording.
Contents:
George Walker, composer
Sinfonia No. 4 (Strands)
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Antifonys for String Orchestra
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra
Albert Lee, tenor, Sinfonia da Camera, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Movements for Cello and Orchestra
Dmitry Kousov, cello, Sinfonia da Camera, Ian Hobson, conductor

Review:
“A good collection of contemporary music well played and well-recorded.” (Audiophile Audition)

“[George Walker] is a powerful and basically tonal composer with great emotional depth and a lyric gift as well. …This release is important!” (American Record Guide)
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