ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000): Symphony No. 1 "Exile Symphony", Op. 17/2 (Dec. 6, 1942), DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974): Symphony No. 1, Op. 210 (March 21, 1943), AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Symphony No. 2 "Short Symphony" (Jan. 9, 1944. All NBC Symphony Orchestra), JOSÉ SEREBRIER (b.1938): Symphony No. 1 (Nov. 4, 1957. Houston Symphony Orchestra).
Catalogue Number: 01L106
Reference: GHCD 2347
Description: Red meat for historical collectors: the first-ever American performance of a Hovhaness orchestral work, the second American performance of Milhaud's Chicago SO commission and the symphony of the 16-year-old Serebrier, a stunning accomplishment in a single-movement in a sort of passacaglia form, premiered in Houston at almost literally the last minute (on the day the Soviets launched Sputnik!). Leopold Stokowski (conductor).