WALTER PISTON (1894-1976): Symphony No. 5, GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937): Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra (New Critical Edition by Timothy Freeze based on Gershwin’s own notation and performances), JOAN TOWER (b. 1938): Sequoia, JOHN HARBISON (b. 1938): Remembering Gatsby.
Catalogue Number: 11W010
Description: Harbison’s Remembering Gatsby is a foxtrot that evokes the sonorities of 1920s dance bands, while Tower’s Sequoia reflects her fascination with these silent giants of the tree world. Piston’s contribution to the development of 20th-century American music cannot be underestimated, and his Fifth Symphony (1954) successfully blends twelve-tone modernity with reflective profundity and a finale that evokes a spirit of joy and optimism. Kevin Cole (piano), National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; David Alan Miller.