Ives – Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:04 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: 26, 28, and 30 June 2014 (Orchestral Set No. 2) & 16 – 18 June 2016 (Symphony No. 4); Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: 22 and 23 March 2016 (Symphony No. 3)
For this third volume in an Ives series that Sir Andrew Davis and his Melbourne Orchestra have already made globally popular, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet takes on the challenge of the solo piano part in Symphony No. 4.
The work is famous for its ubiquitous difficulties, not least the apparent impossibility of realising many of the composer’s creative intentions in a live performance, as evidenced by the forty pages of background discussion and practical advice to conductors that introduce the published score.
It is complemented by the less-often-performed triptych Orchestral Set No. 2 and the Pulitzer Prize winning Symphony No. 3.
Recorded in Surround Sound in Melbourne just after a ‘remarkable, very welcome’ (Sydney Morning Herald) performance in concert of the same programme by the same forces, this album is a must-have for anyone who wants to experience this monumental music under optimal conditions.
Charles Ives (1874–1954)
Orchestral Set No.2
1.IAn Elegy to Our Forefathers. Very slowly – Poco più moto -4:22
– Tempo I (meno mosso) – Meno mosso
2.IIThe Rockstrewn Hills Join in the People’s Outdoor Meeting.5:18
– Allegro – (Più mosso) – Slowqer – Slower – [A tempo ‘più mosso’] –
3.IIIFrom Hanover Square North, at the End of a Tragic Day, the Voice of the People Again Arose.7:49
Symphony No.3 ‘The Camp Meeting’
4.1Old Folks Gatherin’. Andante maestoso – Andante con moto – Slower -7:07
5.2Children’s Day. Allegro moderato – Più allegro – Alla marcia -6:49
7.IPrelude. Maestoso – Più moto – Slower3:52
8.IIComedy. Allegretto – Largo – Più mosso – Più mosso – Allegretto – Allegro -12:23
9.IIIFugue. Andante moderato (con moto) – Maestoso6:58
10.IVFinale. Very slowly. Largo maestoso – [ ] – Tempo I – [ ] – Tempo I – L’istesso tempo – Tempo I – Chorus (Coda)8:24
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano #7-10
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor