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IVES, CHARLES - HENRY BRANT: A Concord Symphony (The Henry Brant collection Vol.7)
What it says on the label. Brant (b.1913 and still kicking) whose unique poly-phonic, poly-metric, poly-stylistic and radically spatialised approach to composition was inspired by Ives decided in the late '50s to orchestrate Ives' luminous Concord Sonata (for piano). It took 36 years to complete and this is the result: an American Symphony on the grand scale - and impossible to relate to 1911 - when the Concord was commenced - although Brant has not updated anything, remaining true to Ives' score. A fascinating project. And interesting to compare with the piano version.