Abraham Lincoln Portraits
- 製品サイズ : 12.9 x 14.5 x 0.99 cm; 115.38 g
- メーカー : Naxos American
- EAN : 0636943937327
- オリジナル盤発売日 : 2009
- SPARSコード : DDD
- レーベル : Naxos American
- ASIN : B001NZA04W
- ディスク枚数 : 2
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 1,209,688位ミュージック (の売れ筋ランキングを見るミュージック)
Mr. Peter Gage
Harris gem found at last2009年4月14日に英国でレビュー済み
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Portraits This is a wonderful release by Naxos, with a glorious variety of heartfelt musical tributes to one of the greater political leaders of the USA. It is worth the very low cost if only for the long awaited arrival in the UK of the Roy Harris piece, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. This piece has haunted me for years ever since the one and only time I heard it, on a vinyl import many some years ago. At last it's available again. It is a fantastic piece lasting 14 minutes, for piano trio and mezzo-soprano. Its simplicity and economy of instrumentation is far removed from Harris's richly orchestrated symphonies, and the vocal line is both eery and beautiful. The singing by Mezzo Sharon Mabry, is sublime and absolutely on the button as regards pace and delicacy of phrasing. I cannot reccommend this piece and this recording of the Roy Harris more highly. The other pieces here include gems by Charles Ives and Aaron Copland, but very significantly for me, from Morton Gould, with a kind of tone poem called Lincoln Legend, an inspired orchestral tribute to America's hero. Every piece here on this double CD release grabs your attention. There are no fireworks here, but neither is there any sentimentality, just genuine musical reverence paid to the great man.
Marvelous Recording, Fine Selection of Lincoln Works2012年2月18日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
Leonard Slatkin chose 8 pieces from 90 possibilities of Lincoln-related orchestral works, a few of them with chorus or narrator. Some of the pieces, such as Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," are well-known. Others are much less so but are being re-discovered, partly thanks to this CD. One of my favorites, Ernst Bacon's "Ford's Theatre," is a picturesque and profound description of the last week of Lincoln's life. It should have a permanent place in the repertoire.