Recorded in a lusciously spacious acoustic, this symphonic CD’s weight, clarity and 3-D imaging surpasses the CDs of classic RCA Shaded Dogs and Mercurys. The emotion, profundity and harmonic richness of these two stunning symphonies reach far beyond familiar American contemporaries like Copeland, Barber, Thomson, Piston, and Ives. These Allanbrook pieces—one honoring his fallen comrades in WWII, the other a luminous portrait of the four seasons—draw the listener in as powerfully as Stravinsky, Shostakovich, or Ravel. The St. Petersburg players turned in an extraordinarily impassioned and sensitive reading under the baton of John Allanbrook, the composer’s son—who shows signs of becoming the towering genius his father was.
Symphony No.2 Requiem For The 88th Infantry Division
1. 1st Movement -Listen to Full Song
2. 2nd Movement
3. 3rd Movement -Listen to Sample
4. 4th Movement
Symphony No.3 Four Orchestral Landscapes For The Seasons
1. Fall -Listen to Sample