Symphonic Music of the Americas

Edward Burlingame Hill - Austin Symphony Orchestra, Peter Bay, Anton Nel

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Edward Burlingame Hill is best known today as the teacher of composers Leonard Bernstein, Walter Piston, Roger Sessions, Randall Thompson, Virgil Thomson and Elliott Carter.  Hill's beautifully crafted compositions have fallen off the musical map, a point illustrated by the fact that this recording of his Symphony No. 4, was made following its world premiere performance in 2013, some 72 years after the work's completion!  In his day, Hill was performed regularly-  between 1916 and 1949, the Boston Symphony performed his music on 85 occasions.  Peter Bay, Anton Nel,  and the Austin Symphony give us vivid performances of these fine scores. 



Hill’s music is very likable and fairly similar to Foote, Sowerby, Converse, Loeffler, and John Alden Carpenter. From the opening movement Hill holds our attention with shifting rhythms and piquant harmonies.” - American Record Guide

If you seek it out you’ll find that the music is worthwhile and that Hill has been well served by these musicians.” - MusicWeb International


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Edward Burlingame Hill:

Divertimento for Piano and Orchestra (1926)

Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 47 (1940-41)

Concertino No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 36 (1931)

Concertino No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 44 (1938-9)

(all pieces are world premiere recordings)

Anton Nel, piano
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Peter Bay, conductor