Daugherty: Time Machine/ Ghost Ranch/ Sunset Strip (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/ Marin Alsop/ Marin Alsop) (Naxos: 8.559613)
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This recording is a musical road trip from the unique creative world of Michael Daugherty, one of America's most performed composers, and the visionary conductor Marin Alsop, who has championed his music for over 20 years. The music takes off with Route 66, a high-octane nostalgic drive from Illinois to California through 'Main Street America', as seen through Daugherty's rear view mirror. Along the way, we stop at Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe created her brilliant paintings inspired by the open skies and bone-parched earth of New Mexico. Arriving in Los Angeles, Daugherty takes us for a tuneful spin down Sunset Strip where anything can happen, and it usually does. Our journey concludes as we travel into the fourth dimension with Time Machine, an adventure in rhythm, sound and space for three conductors and orchestra.
"Daugherty obviously knows how to handle large orchestral forces. Marin Alsop and her Colorado orchestra respond with vivid and committed playing."Music Web International
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