Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta (conductor)
John Knowles Paine was one of the 'Boston Six', a group of important American composers active in the last quarter of the 19th Century. His German training equipped him with considerable formal skill and he soon rose to become a pioneer of the symphonic tradition in America. Paine's Symphony No 1 received a tremendous reception at its premiere on account of its attractive themes, skillful orchestration, and accomplished design. The Overture to 'As You Like It' is notable for its graceful and tuneful themes, whereas Shakespeare's Tempest is a more adventurous and powerful Lisztian tone poem. This disc will appeal to collectors of American composers active in the last quarter of the 19th Century, the forerunners of the better known names to come. JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony in the United States and Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland.
Paine Symphony No 1 in C minor Op 23, Shakespeare's Tempest - Symphonic Poem Op 31, Overture to Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' Op 28
Running Time: 1 hr 10 min