Pulitzer Prize-winning American Orchestral WorksWALTER PISTON (1894-1976): Symphony No. 7, HOWARD HANSON (1896-1981): Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 “Requiem”, MORTON GOULD (1913-1996): Stringmusic.
Catalogue Number: 03V009
Reference: PTC 5186 763
Description: The Oregon Symphony and Carlos Kalmar continue their acclaimed “Aspects of America” series with this second instalment, featuring three symphonic works that were all awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Piston’s symphony (Pulitzer Prize 1961) is a pastoral and jubilant glorification of nature, while Gould’s Stringmusic (Pulitzer Prize 1995) was composed for star cellist Rostropovich, and showcases all possible sounds and colors of the string orchestra. In his Requiem work (Pulitzer Prize 1944), Hanson explores the mysteries of life and death in an American musical idiom that simultaneously reveals the composer’s Nordic roots. Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar.