Jennnifer Higdon: City Scape; Concerto for Orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano
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||Concerto for Orchestra: I||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||8:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Concerto for Orchestra: II||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Concerto for Orchestra: III||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||10:31||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Concerto for Orchestra: IV||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||5:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Concerto for Orchestra: V||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||6:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||City Scape: I. SkyLine||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||7:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||City Scape: II. River Sings a Song to Trees||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||17:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||City Scape: III. Peachtree Street||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano||6:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
An inspiring performance of Higdon's work, the Atlanta brass sections are strong, yet precise. Winds and percussion delicately handle City Scape II especially, creating rich textures across the orchestra. Excellent performance of these forward-thinking works: don't miss this album!
Jennifer Higdon is one of my favorite composers and these two major works are prime examples why. The Concerto is just magnificent! So many textures and themes it never becomes boring and has a constant feeling of forward progression. I also love the "drum break" of sorts she put in for Mvt. IV. City Scape is a very exciting work and so much fun to listen to. I believe she is truly one of the greats of the late 20th early 21st century.
Formed: Atalanta, GA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s