American Symphonies - London Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 6 ("Gettysburg")
  2. Symphony No. 3 ("Palo Duro Canyon")
  3. Symphony No. 2
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While the European avant-garde of the mid-20th century rejected symphonic form as hidebound, reactionary, and ill-suited to the requirements of total serialism, composers in the United States, which included Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Roy Harris, William Schuman, and Roger Sessions, adopted the symphony as an appropriate vehicle for their expansive and elegiac themes, rugged orchestration, open tonality, and the optimism characteristic of Americana. Walter Piston was among these serious practitioners of symphonic writing ...

American Symphonies 2018, BIS

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