George Rochberg: Symphony No. 5; Black Sounds; Transcendental Variations ()

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George Rochberg: Symphony No. 5; Black Sounds; Transcendental Variations - Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra; Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 5
  2. Black Sounds, for 17 wind instruments (music for the ballet The Act)
  3. Transcendental Variations, for Orchestra

By rejecting the pursuit of originality as a pointless endeavor, and by drawing on the masters for inspiration, George Rochberg has become a controversial figure -- admired by conservatives, distrusted by the avant-garde, and possibly misunderstood by all. His music defies categorization, even under the rubric of post-modernism, so each work must be judged without preconceptions. His Symphony No. 5 openly partakes of Schoenberg's expressionism and Mahler's elegiac lyricism, yet these are internalized and adapted so well ...

George Rochberg: Symphony No. 5; Black Sounds; Transcendental Variations 2003, Naxos

UPC: 636943911525

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