Music of Still and Beach
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BRIDGE 9086


$ 14.99

Here is a superb CD - two classic American Symphonies in famous sterling performances from the Society for the Preservation of American Musical Heritage. William Grant Still's most celebrated work, the African-American Symphony of 1930, blends negro spirituals with glittering orchestrations to form a work of great character and individuality. As Howard Hanson stated, " William Grant Still brought to American music a new voice, a voice filled with lovely melodies and gorgeous harmonies, insidious rhythms, and dazzling colors." Amy Beach's "Gaelic" Symphony of 1934 is likewise a work that appeals to both mind and heart, seamlessly incorporating Irish folk tunes into its late-Romantic world.

These prestigious recordings have been newly re-mastered, giving these already impressive releases new detail and beauty.

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William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Afro-American Symphony
Amy Beach (1867-1944)
"Gaelic" Symphony

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Karl Krueger, conductor

BRIDGE 9086