Krouse: Symphony No. 5, 'Á Journey Towards Peace'

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Label: NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS
Catalog: 8559907
Format: COMPACT DISC

Bae, Jong Hoon; Lindemann, Jens; Seocho Philharmonia; UCLA Gluck Brass Quintet; Dean, Michael

Underscoring the very special relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, the 2017 version of Ian Krouse’s Symphony No.5 performed on this recording with a South Korean orchestra commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. At the heart of the second movement of this expressively powerful and wide-ranging work Krouse mingles three famous American melodies with the popular Korean tune Arirang. The two Symphonies of Strings show why he is so distinctive a composer: one is scored for strings but without violins and the other is a brilliantly inventive ‘geometrical’ exploration of La Follia.

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