Orchestral

Robert Kurka: Symphonic Works

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Robert Kurka: Symphonic Works

Carlos KalmarGrant Park Orchestra

  • CDR 90000 077
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    • Julius Caesar, Symphonic Epilogue after Shakespeare, Op. 28 (1955) (8:52)

    • ROBERT KURKA (1921-1957)

      Julius Caesar, Symphonic Epilogue after Shakespeare, Op. 28 (1955) (8:52)

    • Allegro molto (7:57)

    • Symphony No. 2, Op. 24 (1953) (21:19)

      Allegro molto (7:57)

    • Andante espressivo (6:39)

    • Andante espressivo (6:39)

    • Presto gioioso (6:36)

    • Presto gioioso (6:36)

    • Music for Orchestra, Op. 11 (1949) (13:44)*

    • Music for Orchestra, Op. 11 (1949) (13:44)*

    • Allegro molto (6:08)

    • Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op. 25 (1954) (19:42)

      Allegro molto (6:08)

    • Adagio molto espressivo (4:33)

    • Adagio molto espressivo (4:33)

    • Presto (3:28)

    • Presto (3:28)

    • Allegro (5:23)

    • Allegro (5:23)

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Critic Reviews

Chicago Tribune (www.chicagotribune.com)

"Listeners given to wondering why nobody is writing American music like American composers used to write will welcome this enjoyable collection of orchestral music by the lamented Robert Kurka."

Classics Today (www.classicstoday.com)

"10/10 -- I have no hesitation in acclaiming this disc as one of the most important and rewarding releases of 2004."

La Scena Musicale (www.scena.org)

"[A] splendid sampling of Kurka's orchestral works. . . . The pieces recorded here reveal a prodigious imagination coupled with relentless energy."

The New York Times (www.nytimes.com)

"[Carlos] Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra perform . . . with exuberance, commitment and edge."

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 64:00

*World Premiere Recording(s)

Producer: James Ginsburg
Engineers: Christopher Willis & Bill Maylone
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond
Front cover photo: Grant Park Music Shell c. 1940 © Chicago Park District Special Collections
Recorded: June 29 & 30, 2002 (1-4) and June 27 & 28, 2003 (5-9) in Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Publishers: All works published by G. Schirmer.

This recording is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

© 2004 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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