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Harris: Symphonies Nos 5 6



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Roy Harris made an indelible mark on American orchestral music, enlivening Old World symphonic traditions with New World individualism.

Amid the background of war in Europe, he crafted his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, the former dedicated to 'the heroic and freedom-loving people of our great ally, the Union of Soviet Republics', the latter, subtitled Gettysburg, to 'the Armed Forces of Our Nation'.

The single-movement Acceleration was later reworked within the Sixth Symphony. In each piece, Harris's nationalistic fervour is underpinned by an abiding faith in the ability of the human spirit to triumph through adversity.

"Ms. Alsop's chorus is fine, and the Colorado players do well enough to make us grateful that recordings like this are around." The New York Times on 8559227
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Item number 8559609
Barcode 636943960929
Release date 04/01/2010
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Roy Harris
Conductors Marin Alsop
Orchestras Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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