Rainbow Body - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Rainbow Body, for orchestra
  2. Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
  3. Appalachian Spring, concert suite for full orchestra
  4. blue cathedral, for orchestra
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At first blush, the music of greatest interest on this disc might appear to be Rainbow Body by Christopher Theofanidis and blue cathedral by Jennifer Higdon. Theofanidis demonstrates that orchestration is his strength, and he makes good use of his skills. Yet in spite of the sumptuous sonorities he produces, Theofanidis seems caught up in late-romantic grandiosity. His arching melodies and swelling chords are impressive sounding, but the music is predictable and less than ecstatic at the end. Higdon's blue cathedral is an ...

Rainbow Body 2003, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408059629