This collection of premieres, conducted by Leopold Stokowski, brings together four early symphonies, written over a period of 25 years. The composers in question, may all have their individual aesthetics initially appear to be unconnected, but through the commitment and powerful initiative of Stokowski, all are revealed as examples of the richness and diversity of symphonic thought during that quarter-century of 1932-57 ...
Notes about the composers, and their thoughts on, their symphonies / Leopold Stokowski, are explored further, in the inlay text.
Symphony No.1 Op.17.2 "Exile", by Alan Hovhaness (rec.Dec 1942 ; 18:16) :-
1) I Lament 2) II Conflict 3) III Triumph
Symphony No.1 Op.210, by Darius Milhaud (rec.Mar 1943 ; 21:09) :-
4) I Pastoral. Moderement anime 5) II Tres vif 6) III Tres modere 7) IV Final. Anime
Symphony No.2 "Short Symph", by Aaron Copland (rec.Jan 1944 ; 15:07) :-
8) I Fast 9) II Slow 10) III Fast
11) Symphony No.1, by Jose Serebrier (rec.Nov 1957 ; 17:48).
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