Arthur Foote: Francesca da Rimini

Arthur Foote: Francesca da Rimini

by Gerard Schwarz
     
 

Born in Massachusetts, Arthur Foote was unusual among 19th century American composers in that practically all his training took place in the United States. His individualistic style recalls the classical structure of Brahms while reveling in exotic harmonies and colorful orchestrations typical of late Romanticism. Foote's 'Symphonic Prologue,' Francesca daSee more details below

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Born in Massachusetts, Arthur Foote was unusual among 19th century American composers in that practically all his training took place in the United States. His individualistic style recalls the classical structure of Brahms while reveling in exotic harmonies and colorful orchestrations typical of late Romanticism. Foote's 'Symphonic Prologue,' Francesca da Rimini, based on the story of the doomed lovers Francesca and Paolo as immortalized in Dante's Inferno, is a thrillingly original musical vision, and offers a fascinating comparison to Tchaikovsky's well-known tone poem of the same name. Also featured on this CD are exquisite character pieces inspired by the poetry of the medieval Persian mystic Omar Kayyám.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/26/2009
Label:
Naxos American
UPC:
0636943936528
catalogNumber:
8559365
Rank:
303374

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Tracks

  1. Francesca da Rimini, symphonic prologue for orchestra, Op. 24  - Arthur Foote  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  2. Serenade, for orchestra, Op. 25: Air  - Arthur Foote  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  3. Serenade, for orchestra, Op. 25: Gavotte  - Arthur Foote  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  4. Character Pieces (4) after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám for orchestra, Op. 48  - Arthur Foote  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  5. Suite for string orchestra in E major, Op. 63  - Arthur Foote  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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