Poetics

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
The North Texas Wind Symphony is a superb ensemble of long standing, in every way on the level of a medium-sized municipal orchestra rather than that of the usual collegiate vanity-label group. Here it has been superbly recorded in a diverse program of twentieth and twenty-first century music that very much resembles one of the annual concerts the group might give on its home campus at the University of North Texas. The brisk "Stampede" by Steven Bryant is very much a curtain-raiser. The "Poema Alpestre" of Swiss composer Franco Cesarini was written as a tribute to Richard Strauss and takes his "Alpensinfonie" specifically as a point of departure, nicely fusing the twin ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
The North Texas Wind Symphony is a superb ensemble of long standing, in every way on the level of a medium-sized municipal orchestra rather than that of the usual collegiate vanity-label group. Here it has been superbly recorded in a diverse program of twentieth and twenty-first century music that very much resembles one of the annual concerts the group might give on its home campus at the University of North Texas. The brisk "Stampede" by Steven Bryant is very much a curtain-raiser. The "Poema Alpestre" of Swiss composer Franco Cesarini was written as a tribute to Richard Strauss and takes his "Alpensinfonie" specifically as a point of departure, nicely fusing the twin objectives of transferring Strauss' orchestral sound to winds and creating a harmonic vocabulary that alludes to Strauss without slavishly imitating him. Michael Gandolfi's "Vientos y Tangos" Winds and Tangos does something of the same with tango models, suggesting a range of tango types from traditional to ultramodern while still holding to familiar wind-band textures. And Joseph Schwantner's three-movement "Percussion Concerto," arranged for winds by Andrew Boysen Jr., is a work that deserves to be known better and perhaps even benefits from the dry surface an arrangement for winds gives it. The sound of this recording, made in a UNT auditorium, is startlingly precise, and the youthful players can't be faulted. There are plenty of indifferent recordings by university wind ensembles, but this one delivers the goods for those enamored of the wind symphony's distinctive sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/20/2005
  • Label: Klavier
  • UPC: 019688115326
  • Catalog Number: 11153
  • Sales rank: 304,064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stampede, for wind ensemble - Steven Bryant & Eugene Corporon (6:09)
    Composed bySteven Bryant
    Conducted byEugene Corporon
    Performed byEugene Corporon
  2. 2 Poèma Alpestre, for wind symphony - Franco Cesarini & Eugene Corporon (23:56)
    Composed byFranco Cesarini
    Conducted byEugene Corporon
    Performed byEugene Corporon
  3. 3 Vientos y Tangos, for wind ensemble - Michael Gandolfi & Eugene Corporon (11:41)
    Composed byMichael Gandolfi
    Conducted byEugene Corporon
    Performed byEugene Corporon
  4. 4–6 Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra - Joseph Schwantner & Eugene Corporon (32:11)
    Composed byJoseph Schwantner
    Conducted byEugene Corporon
    Performed byEugene Corporon, Christopher Deane
    1. 4Con forza
    2. 5In Memoriam: Stephen Albert
    3. 6Ritmico con brio
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
North Texas Wind Symphony Primary Artist
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