March 19, 2014
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
CHARLES IVES: Symphony No. 2
ELLIOTT CARTER: Instances
GEORGE GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
Two masterpieces from geniuses of early 20th-century American music — Ives and Gershwin. With eclectic influences of jazz club, church hall, military band and popular melody, these works amount to nothing less than a portrait of American musical styles. And standing as a delicate counterpoint is a touching document of the world premiere performances of Instances, Elliott Carter’s elegiac last orchestral work.
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