American Classics: Lou Harrison

PostClassical Ensemble’s new release: American Classics – Lou Harrison Click below to hear Tim Fain and PostClassical Ensemble led by Angel Gil-Ordóñez Critical Reviews of PostClassical Ensemble’s New Lou Harrison Recording “Lou Harrison had a pioneer’s imagination, not least regarding what might be walloped in the name of music—his Violin Concerto calls for flowerpots, plumber’s […]

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“REDES” DVD LAUNCH

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm Mexican Cultural Institute with PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez and presentations by Roberto Kolb Neuhaus: Revueltas and Redes Terri Weissmann: Paul Strand and Redes Lorenzo Candelaria: Redes and El Paso’s upcoming “Copland and Mexico” Festival Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez on the making of Redes (with film […]

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“The Plow That Broke the Plains / The River” DVD

The original films by Pare Lorentz with newly-recorded soundtracks. Composer: Virgil Thomson Conductor: Angel Gil-Ordóñez Ensemble: PostClassical Ensemble Author: Pare Lorentz Label: Naxos View the trailer: The Plow that Broke the Plains / The River from PostClassical Ensemble on Vimeo. Read the reviews: [button link=”http://www.naxos.com/reviews/reviewslist.asp?catalogueid=2.110521&languageid=EN”]Read the reviews[/button]

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“The Plow That Broke the Plains / The River” CD

World premiere recordings of the complete film scores. Pare Lorentz’s The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1937) are landmark American documentary films. Aesthetically, they break new ground in seamlessly marrying pictorial imagery, symphonic music, and poetic free verse, all realized with supreme artistry. Ideologically, they indelibly encapsulate the strivings of Franklin […]

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“The City” DVD

The classic 1939 documentary film with a newly recorded soundtrack. Made for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, The City is a seminal documentary film distinguished for the organic integration of narration (scripted by city planner Lewis Mumford), cinematography (Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke), and music (Aaron Copland). The score, arguably Copland’s highest achievement […]

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