American Music Ensemble Vienna

September 25, 2007 | Format: MP3

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5:09
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8:12
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5:40
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8:36
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5:58
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6:27

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 1, 1990
  • Label: Albany Records
  • Copyright: 1990 Albany Records
  • Total Length: 50:21
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  • ASIN: B000X18QI4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,363 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJM Peters on July 8, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Here are two really great pieces from the American Romantic period. The Gilbert more overtly American than the Chadwick, but both are absolutely worthwhile. In Gilbert we can hear the predecessor of Ives, in that he takes American folk music and fashions it to his own idiom.
The Chadwick is more influenced by the Germanic tradition, although here too we can find the seeds of American classical music.
Both pieces, however, suffer from a far from ideal performance. Both are taken from a live concerts, with problems of ensemble, intonation and background noises quite apparent.
But the Chadwick really suffers from tempi that are almost consistently too slow. The opening Allegro grazioso is and Allegretto at best, the Andante goes towards and Adagio and the third movement is hardly a minuet (even though it starts out fine!). Only the last movement really takes of immediately and makes for a fine close of this recording.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cknutson@olympus.net on September 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Just heard it on my public radio station and would very much like to hear it again. Seems to resonate and surprise with multiple layers and varieties of sounds that blend and change like a spectacular summer sunset that is fleetingly thrilling yet has a majestic richness that satisfies and lingers.
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