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Plain Song, Fantastic Dances

by Boston Symphony Chamber Players

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players releases their new all-American album, "Plain Song, Fantastic Dances: Chamber Music By American Composers", featuring works by Lukas Foss, William Bolcom, Michael Gandolfi, and Osvaldo Golijov.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. For Aaron
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13:49 album only
2. Plain Song, Fantastic Dances: I. St. Botolph's Fantasia
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7:58 $0.99
3. Plain Song, Fantastic Dances: II. Tango Blue
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5:37 $0.99
4. Plain Song, Fantastic Dances: III. Quick Step
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6:43 $0.99
5. Serenata notturna: I. Gently - Allegro
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5:52 $0.99
6. Serenata notturna: II. Grazioso
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4:36 $0.99
7. Serenata notturna: III. Scherzo di medianotte
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8. Serenata notturna: IV. Andante - Allegro
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9. Lullaby and Doina
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7:40 album only
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Album Notes
These four American composers-spanning three generations, and all of whom had or have strong ties to the Boston Symphony Orchestra-represent very different musical styles, but in some ways a common approach: that of being inspired by, and using unapologetically, a wide swath of musical types and experiences. This eclecticism may not be exclusive to American artists, but in music, at least, it has the imprimatur of some of our greatest, from Charles Ives's use of hymns and folk tunes, to Gershwin's hybrid of jazz and classical idioms, to Copland's blend of folk song and modernism. Ives, in particular, thought of his music as "democratic"— and perhaps it's that spirit that here infuses the enthusiastic American embrace of a variety of different popular, folk, and "classical" (from Medieval to Minimalist!) idioms in these four otherwise diverse works for chamber ensemble, two of them-Michael Gandolfi's "Plain Song, Fantastic Dances" and Osvaldo Golijov's "Lullaby and Doina" —commissioned specifically for the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.


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