BN.com Gift Guide

Ives: Symphony No. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
This Naxos disc pairs the English chamber orchestra the Northern Sinfonia with conductor James Sinclair. Sinclair is now the foremost scholar working within the field of Charles Ives' music and has edited the main catalog of Ives' works. While Sinclair has recorded some of the shorter pieces on this disc before, some of the performing editions used here represent the latest word in terms of Ives scholarship. Even to anyone who has heard practically every commercial recording made of all of these pieces, this Naxos disc comes as a revelation. The tempi in the "Symphony No. 3" are more flexible than in most past recordings, and in some passages they may seem quicker than...
See more details below
CD
$9.49
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $2.72   
  • New (3) from $5.19   
  • Used (4) from $2.72   

More About This Product

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
This Naxos disc pairs the English chamber orchestra the Northern Sinfonia with conductor James Sinclair. Sinclair is now the foremost scholar working within the field of Charles Ives' music and has edited the main catalog of Ives' works. While Sinclair has recorded some of the shorter pieces on this disc before, some of the performing editions used here represent the latest word in terms of Ives scholarship. Even to anyone who has heard practically every commercial recording made of all of these pieces, this Naxos disc comes as a revelation. The tempi in the "Symphony No. 3" are more flexible than in most past recordings, and in some passages they may seem quicker than what an experienced Ivesian is used to. But the movements run at about the same length as they usually do, as Sinclair creates contrast through playing other sections somewhat slower. The edition used of "Washington's Birthday" is particularly striking. Those who know the work well will hardly recognize the opening section, which is performed from a new edition. It is deeply moving and also somewhat alien, like having a sense of nostalgia for a past life on another planet. This also appears to represent the first time "The Unanswered Question and "Central Park" in the Dark have been compiled together on disc in the "Two Contemplations" context in which Ives combined them in the 1930s. The recording is thankfully three-dimensional and spacious, and the program is generous and accessible. If you wonder why Charles Ives is considered so great in the first place and can't get a handle on his music, this Naxos disc will prove an excellent key to unlock the mysterious power of his genius.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2003
  • Label: Naxos American
  • UPC: 636943908723
  • Catalog Number: 8559087
  • Sales rank: 150,261

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously