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dhibbard
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« on: January 10, 2016, 05:41:40 am »

Revisiting the music of the 'Boston Six' (Amy Beach, George Chadwick, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles Paine and Horatio Parker) there is a rich catalog of these composers.

Arthur Foote's recorded music seems to have been neglected, other than a few recordings on Naxos and Marco Polo.  Were any of the orchestral works recorded on LP?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 10:07:48 pm »

There's a set of the complete piano music of Foote available.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 12:25:34 pm »

There are earlier recordings of the works on the Naxos CD. At least five recordings of the Suite in E have been released over the years, most notably Koussevitzky's classic recording. Jorge Mester and the Louisville Orchestra recorded two works, as did Karl Krueger in his classic series from the Society for the Preservation of the American Musical Heritage. One of those Krueger recordings, Foote's Suite in D minor, has never been reissued on CD nor recorded by any other conductor that I'm aware of. I can upload the work if there is interest.

Much of Foote's music is excellent and memorable. In addition to the orchestral music, there is also much fine chamber music and piano and organ works.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 03:18:31 pm »

Foote:

Piano Quintet in a was available as an Lp
Piano Trios 1 and 2 were on CD
Cello Sonata, opus 78 on Lp
Violin Sonata, opus 20 on Lp
Cello Concerto, Suites, Piano Quartet and some of the above are on YouTube.

So, actually, a fair sampling of his music is or has been available.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 04:25:13 pm »

I have been able to find almost all of Foote's chamber and orchestral works recorded (only a few were live renditions).

Chamber pieces recorded: opp. 1, 4, 5, 9, 20, 23, 31-32, 38, 44, 65, 69-70, 74, 76, and nocturne for flute and string quartet and sarabande and rigaoudon for oboe, viola, and piano

Chamber pieces unrecorded (as far as I can tell): opp. 22, 77, 78

Orchestral pieces recorded: opp. 24, 33, 36, 48, 63, A night piece for flute and strings

Orchestral pieces unrecorded: opp. 14, 25
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 09:32:28 pm »

If anybody would like to add recordings that they know of to the list below then I shall be happy to amend the list accordingly:

ARTHUR FOOTE: A CATALOGUE OF THE ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

1886:   “The Farewell of Hiawatha” for baritone, male chorus and orchestra, op.11
                Suite No.1 in E major for String Orchestra, op.12
1886/1910:Overture “In the Mountains”, op. 14
1887-93:Cello Concerto, op. 16, renumbered op. 33: 25 minutes    *
1887-88: “The Wreck of the Hesperus” for soloists, chorus and orchestra, op.17
1889?:Suite No.2 in D major for string orchestra, op.21
1890:   Symphonic Prologue “Francesca da Rimini” for orchestra, op. 24: 14 minutes     +  (Albany and Naxos cds)
1891:   Serenade for String Orchestra, op.25 (based on the Suites, ops.12 and 21    + (Air and Gavotte movements- Naxos and Capriccio cds)
              Ballad “The Skeleton in Armour” for chorus and orchestra, op.28
1894-95:Suite for Orchestra, op.36
1900:   “O Fear the Immortals, Ye Children” for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, op.46
               Four Characteristic Pieces after the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam for orchestra, op. 48: 16 minutes    +  (Naxos cd)
1906:   “Lygeia” for women’s chorus and orchestra, op.58
1907/09:Suite for String Orchestra in E major, op.63: 15 minutes    +  (EMI, Albany, Dutton, Naxos and Capriccio cds)
1922:     A Night Piece for Flute and Strings

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 03:57:38 pm »

T'would be of interest to know what label some of these recordings are/were on.  I've never seen any of the works for chorus and orchestra listed anywhere.  Perhaps they could be posted in the download archive??

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 10:02:11 am »

Air and Gavotte from op.25 and the Suite op.63 exist also on a fairly modern (2000) Capriccio recording.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 12:11:38 pm »

Air and Gavotte from op.25 and the Suite op.63 exist also on a fairly modern (2000) Capriccio recording.

Thank you Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016, 10:13:07 pm »

On the off chance that some scrap of info in it might prove interesting, I'll mention an old review of Foote orchestral music on US Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R1SCK978B2AX1O?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 09:17:47 pm »

we may have discussed this in the past... just downloaded a copy of Chadwick's Symphony (No 1) to look it over.  too bad it has not be recorded...


 http://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/a/a9/IMSLP356931-PMLP576438-ChadwickSymphonyinC_majorOp.5.pdf
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 01:54:34 am »

In response to the original post, which specifically asked about orchestral works on LP

Suite for Strings in E major, op. 63 (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Koussevitzky)
Francesca da Rimini (Louisville Orchestra, Mester)


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