Music of the Americas

Houston Symphony

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Original Recording Format: DXD

 For this new recording of ‘Music of the Americas’ we decided to feature four contrasting works – two of which are very well known – Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The other two works are perhaps much less familiar – these being Tangazo by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla and Sensemaya? by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. In choosing these particular works, we have tried not to cover the entire continent but rather to provide ‘impressions’ of America and to ‘illuminate’ as many colours in the music as possible.

The common denominator in all of these works is the rhythm which is highly articulated, flexible and energised. These ‘American’ rhythms actually have their roots in Africa – therefore the richness of this repertoire lies very much in its connection to so many musical traditions.

Andres Orozco-Estrada

Tracklist

1.
Sensemaya
06:27
2.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - I. Prologue
04:39
3.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - II. Somewhere
04:17
4.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - III. Scherzo
01:27
5.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - IV. Mambo
02:28
6.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - V. Cha-cha
00:58
7.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - VI. Meeting Scene
00:50
8.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - VII. Cool
00:41
9.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - VIII. Fugue
03:01
10.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - IX. Rumble
01:57
11.
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - X. Finale
03:20
12.
Tangazo - Variations on Buenos Aires
15:16
13.
An American in Paris
19:58

Total time: 01:05:19

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Label

SKU

PTC5186619

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Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Mark Donahue

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Producer

Dirk Sobotka

Recording Engineer

Mark Donahue

Recording location

Jesse Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston, Texas

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date February 16, 2018

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