Barber: Adagio for Strings; Ives: Symphony No. 3; Copland: Quiet City, etc. by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, (Neville Marriner,) 1987.
I read about the SF Symphony performing Ives’ Symphony No 3 this week, and a friend is very inspired by Ives’ work, so I thought I should give it a listen.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is generally a reliable ensemble.
For me, Ives’ work is a little hard to hear. So much of it ended up influencing 20th Century film music that it really is difficult to hear his inventions for themselves without thinking of the music and composers who borrowed from him.
His Symphony No 3 is a very nice piece, though I find myself grooving a bit more to the Barber and Copland.
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