Farberman, Vol. 2
HAROLD FARBERMAN Farberman, Vol. 2 TROY497 - Price: $16.99
play sound file need help?
Go Back >

 

Hard-edged, jazzy Americana from this renowned composer/conductor.

Harold Farberman writes: "Unlike Volume One (Albany TROY402) which was entirely devoted to early chamber music, Volume Two contains music for orchestra. The musical agenda is different for each work: a film score, a song cycle, a short elegy for strings, a fable for children and a symphony for percussion and strings. Atonality and tonality, including a nod to the American "pop" culture of the 50s, are employed in contrasting structures and differing styles. Incisive rhythms and a full color palette remain a constant. The film, The Great American Cowboy won the Academy Award in 1973 for the best documentary. The film contained over sixty minutes of music for symphony orchestra. War Cry was a bicentennial commission from the Colorado Springs Symphony . It was premiered on November 11, 1976 by the orchestra. Elegy for String Orchestra was written in memory of my brother Leo and is dedicated to his memory. I conducted the premiere in Carnegie Hall on March 14, 1965. Tree Branch was premiered on March 7, 1998 by the Garden State Philharmonic. For a long time my colleagues have complained about the paucity of original works for children's concerts that include the conductor as the central figure. I searched for but could not find a suitable text until I looked at a branch of a tree and envisioned a baton. The rest, including the text, was easy. The intent of my Symphony was to unite the special sound qualities of a large percussion section with strings, and to acknowledge the role of percussion in our "pop" culture. The Symphony might be labeled a "cross-over" work and perhaps it is. Louie Bellson, Tito Puente, Jascha Heifetz and the Budapest Quartet shared my record shelf. However, the term "cross-over" was not yet in our vocabulary in 1957."
Contents:
Harold Farberman, composer
The Great American Cowboy Suite
Rousse Philharmonic, Harold Farberman, conductor

Harold Farberman, composer
War Cry on a Prayer Feather
Lucy Shelton, soprano, Leon Williams, baritone, Rousse Philharmonic, Harold Farberman, conductor

Harold Farberman, composer
Elegy for String Orchestra
Sutttgart Philharmonic, Harold Farberman, conductor

Harold Farberman, composer
The Little Boy (Or Girl) and the Tree Branch
Thea Mann, narrator, Rousse Philharmonic, Harold Farberman, conductor

Harold Farberman, composer
Symphony No. 1
Rousse Philharmonic, Harold Farberman, conductor

Review:
Review to come.
You may also like:
More Info HAROLD FARBERMAN Diamond Street, A Comic Opera
More Info HAROLD FARBERMAN Music of Harold Farberman, Vol. 1
More Info HAROLD FARBERMAN The Music of Harold Farberman, Vol. 3
 
Close  X