• SOUNDS OF AMERICA

    EMI publie en un coffret "budget" de 20 CD  une magnifique collection, jusque là diffusée en CD séparés, d'oeuvres américaines du XXème siècle, joliment intitulé : IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES, Sounds of America.

    Un superbe panorama de la musique américaine, où, bien évidemment, Gershwin, Copland, Barber se taillent la meilleure part, mais Carter, Cage, Glass, Adams ou les grands anciens, Sousa, Ives ou Joplin, ne sont pas négligés loin de là.

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    CD 1 : SOUSA Marches et danses (Foley, The Great American Main Street Band)

    CD 2 : IVES Songs (Nixon, McCabe), Sets 1 & 2 for small orchestra, Aeschylus and Sophocles, Set for theater (Metzmacher, Ensemble Modern)

    CD 3 : JOPLIN Rags and songs (Rifkin, Southland singers)

    CD 4 : GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite, Mississipi Suite (Slatkin, Hollywood Bowl), Death Valley Suite (Grofé, Capitol symphony)

    CD 5 :  GERSHWIN An American in Paris, Catfish Row, Lullaby (Slatkin, St Louis Symphony), Rhapsody in Blue (Donohoe, Rattle, Birmingham), Cuban ouverture (Previn LSO)

    CD 6 : GERSHWIN Second Rhapsody, Variations sur I got rhythm, Two Waltzes, An American in Paris, Blue Monday (Katia et Marielle Labèque)

    CD 7 : GERSHWIN Ouvertures et Songs (Kanawa, McGlinn, New Princess Theater)

    CD 8 : GERSHWIN Pièces pour piano (Rodney Bennett), KERN Pièces pour piano (Tuckwell, Rodney Bennett)

    CD 9 : COPLAND Fanfare for a common man (Batiz, Mexico city), Appalachian spring (Slatkin, St Louis), El Salon Mexico (Mata, Dallas), Old american songs (Hubbard, Russel-Davies, St Luke)

    CD 10 : COPLAND Symphonie n°3, Danzon cubano (Mata, Dallas), Dance Symphony (Batiz, Mexico)

    CD 11 : COPLAND Dance panels, Concerto clarinette, Music for the theater, Quiet city (Shifrin, Schwarz, New York chamber symphony)

    CD 12 : CARTER Three occasions, Concerto violon, Concerto pour orchestre (Böhn, Knussen, London sinfonietta)

    CD 13 : BARBER Adagio, Knoxville Summer of 1915 (Hendricks, Tilson Thomas, LSO), Concerto violon, The School of Scandal, Essay for orchestra No.1, Medea's Dance of Vengeance (Oliveira, Slatkin, St Louis)

    CD 14 : BARBER Sonate violoncelle, Excursions, Canzone, Nocturne, Summer Music (Margalit, Drucker, Stepansky...)

    CD 15 : BARBER Quatuor, Serenade (Quatuor Endellion), Songs (Allen, Vignoles)

    CD 16 : CAGE Concerto piano Musique de chambre 

    CD 17 : BERNSTEIN Candide ouverture, Facsimile, On the town (Slatkin, St Louis), West side story danses symphoniques (P.Järvi, Birmingham), Prelude fugue and riffs (Rattle, London sinfonietta)

    CD 18 : BERNSTEIN Wonderful Town (Rattle, Birmingham)

    CD 19 : REICH Vermont Counterpoint, Eight Lines, New York Counterpoint, Four Organs / GLASS Façades, Company (Warren-Green, OC Londres)

    CD 20 : ADAMS Grand Pianola Music, Shaker Loops (Warren-Green, OC Londres), The Chairman dances, Short ride in a fast machine (Rattle, Birmingham)