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Quite Haunting

American orchestral music -
impresses
GEOFF PEARCE

'... impassioned and committed performances.'

Randall Thompson: Symphony No 2. © 2017 Naxos Rights US Inc

This impressive disc caught my attention as I was familiar with Randall Thompson's vocal music but not his orchestral works. I also like a lot of Barber's music, but had not heard of Samuel Adams. So it was a good chance to broaden my musical horizons.

Randall Thompson's Second Symphony (1931) has been quite often performed, and there are some good recordings around (including a recording paired with the Third Symphony, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)...

Copyright © 29 June 2017 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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RANDALL THOMPSON: SYMPHONY NO 2

RANDALL THOMPSON

SAMUEL BARBER

SAMUEL ADAMS

NAXOS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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