BARBER/MEDEA CAPRICORN- CONCERTO FOR FLUTE, OBOE, TRUMPET, & STRINGS/MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE SR90224, Color-back. Howard Hanson, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra. Joseph Mariano, flute; Robert Sprenkle, oboe; Sidney Mear, trumpet.
For some years now three names have appeared with considerable regularity at the top of the list of American composers most frequently performed by our symphony orchestras. Sometimes one of the three is first, sometimes another, but it is almost always the same three—in alphabetical order, Barber, Copland, and Gershwin.
A hard worker who has been composing since he was a child, and a sternly self-critical artist, he has evolved a highly skilled craftsmanship that enables him to use with equal effectiveness the most advanced as well as the most orthodox tools. They are always placed at the service of the musical idea. Barber’s works have a way of communicating directly, even with listeners who are not aware of the superb workmanship and the other technical means by which he achieves this.
Side A: Parados/Choros. M edea & Jason/The Young Princess. Jason/Choros/Meda/Kantikos Agonias/Exodos.
Side B: Allegro ma non troppo/Allegretto/Allegro con brio.
Vinyl Condition: Side A, FR1, EX+, Side B, FR1, EX+. Jacket: VG+. Buy with confidence, please check my feedback’s, your purchase guaranteed. If paying by PayPal please add 3.5%. Thanks for viewing,