"Classical Follies for String Orchestra" pays homage to the traditions
of Western Classical orchestral music in form and harmonic language. The first
movement, Irreverent Majesty, conjures images of an eighteenth century
orchestral performance in a Royal Court, reflecting the simplicity, clarity,
and "Mannheim rocket" themes of classical symphonic form. The second movement,
Dynastic Impressions, imagines an encounter between the impressionist composers
of turn of the century France and the mighty Russian Five. The third movement,
Belligerent Elegance, pays tribute to the "belligerent", intense rhythms of
Bartok and the smooth, cool elegance of Gershwin.
Movement I - Irreverent Majesty (7:00)
Movement II - Dynastic Impressions (4:45)
Movement III - Belligerent Elegance (4:15)
Instrumentation Details: (3242/222/H/T P(2)/strings)
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