Mapleshade

Symphony No.2 and No.3

DOUGLAS ALLANBROOK:

Symphony No.2 and No.3

The first time I heard these two stunning symphonies, I was dumbfounded. The emotion, profundity and harmonic richness I heard went way beyond familiar American contemporaries like Copeland, Barber, Thomson, Piston, and Ives. These Allanbrook pieces—one honoring his fallen comrades in WWII, the other a strikingly original, luminous portrait of the four seasons—draw me in as powerfully as Stravinsky, Shostakovich, or Ravel. For our CD, the St. Petersburg Orchestra turned in an extraordinarily impassioned and sensitive reading under the baton of John Allanbrook, the composer's son—who shows every sign of becoming the towering genius his father was. Recorded in a lusciously spacious acoustic, the sonics rival—and in some ways exceed—RCA Shaded Dogs and Mercurys. (#11882)

Douglas Allanbrook, Composer
John Allanbrook, Conducter

 

TRACK LISTING:

  Symphony No.2
Requiem For The 88th Infantry Division
1.
1st Movement 1:39 - Listen To Full Song
2.
2nd Movement 9:20
3.
3rd Movement 2:48 - Listen To Sample
4.
4th Movement 7:58
   
  Symphony No.3
Four Orchestral Landscapes For The Seasons
1.
Fall 6:34 - Listen To Sample
2.
Winter 6:13
3.
Spring 7:00
4.
Summer 13:17
   
TT: 41:49