George Rochberg: Symphony No. 2; Imago Mundi - Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra; Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
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One of George Rochberg's early successes, the Symphony No. 2 (1955-1956), is a vigorous work in the rugged American symphonic tradition, shot through with modernist atonality and brusque dissonances, yet filled with muscular themes and energetically argued developments that reveal its essentially traditional character. Cast in five movements and running over 30 minutes in length, this ambitious essay traverses a broad range of moods and expressions; the dominant tone, however, is active, typified by the punchy accents and ...

George Rochberg: Symphony No. 2; Imago Mundi 2005, Naxos

UPC: 636943918227