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George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931) and Horatio Parker (1863-1919)


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« on: January 15, 2021, 09:38:01 am »

Two of my favourite late-Romantic American composers are Chadwick and Parker. Chadwick's orchestral music has received some splendid recordings:

Symphony No.2 (1883-85) - Albany SO/ Julius Hegyi (New World Records 80339, now NW-339-2, 1986)

Melpomene (1887); Rip Van Winkle (1879); Tam O' Shanter (1914-15) - Detroit SO/ Neeme Jarvi (Chandos CHAN 9439, 1996)

Symphony No.2 (1883-85); Symphony No.3 (1893-94) - Detroit SO/ Neeme Jarvi (Chandos CHAN 9685, 1998)

Symphonic Sketches (1895-1904); Melpomene (1887); Tam O'Shanter (1914-15); Suite symphonique (1905-09); Aphrodite (1910-11); Elegy (1920) - Czech State PO/ Jose Serebrier (Reference Recordings RR-2104CD, 2002)

Euterpe (1903); Angel of Death (1917-18); Aphrodite (1910-11); Melpomene (1887); Thalia (1882) - Nashville SO/ Kenneth Schermerhorn (Naxos 8559117, 2002)

Adonais (1899); Cleopatra (1904); A Pastoral Prelude (1890); Sinfonietta (1904) - BBC Concert O/ Keith Lockhart (Dutton Epoch CDLX 7293, 2012)


There is a 1995 broadcast performance of Chadwick's opera The Padrone (1912) -


By contrast Parker has received rather less attention:

Hora novissima, Op.30 (1893); Organ Concerto, Op.55 (1902) - Duane Andersen (bass-baritone), Kent Hall (tenor), Julie Simson (mezzo-soprano), Anna Soranno (soprano), Stephen Krahn (organ)/ Nebraska Chamber O/ Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir/ Abendmusik Chorus/ John Levick (Albany TROY 124/25, 1994)

Cahal Mor of the Wine-Red Hand, Op.40 (1893) - Patrick Mason (baritone)/ Odense SO/ Paul Mann (Bridge 9254, 2008)

A Northern Ballad, Op.46 (1899) - Albany SO/ Julius Hegyi (New World Records 80339, now NW-339-2, 1986)

A Northern Ballad, Op.46 (1899) - RPO/ Karl Krueger (Bridge 9190, 2006)

Organ Concerto, Op.55 (1902) - Franz Hauk (organ)/ Ingolstadt PO/ Alfredo Ibarra (Guild GMCD7182, 2006)

Vathek, Op.56 (1903) RPO/ Karl Krueger (Bridge 9124A/C, 2003)


Howard Hanson conducted the Eastman Rochester SO in the Prelude to Parker's opera Mona, Op.71 (1912) (Mercury LP SR90524) -


whilst Richard Korn conducted the Hamburg PO in the Interlude from Mona (Allegro LP 3150) -


In addition there is an off-air recording of Neemi Jarvi conducting the Detroit SO in Parker's Count Robert of Paris Overture Op.24b (1890) -


and Richard Korn conducting the Orchestra of America in Parker's Fairyland Suite, Op.77b (1915) -


Two works which I would really like to hear are Chadwick's Symphony No.1 in C, Op.5 (1881) and Parker's only Symphony, Op.7 (1885): the manuscript score of the Chadwick is scanned and on IMSLP (https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.1,_Op.5_(Chadwick,_George_Whitefield)), the manuscript score and parts of the Parker are in Philadelphis (https://snaccooperative.org/vocab_administrator/resources/7664768).

Perhaps these would make an enterprising, enlightening and entertaining coupling...

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 03:50:21 pm »

Interesting.  It reminds me somewhat of Elgar.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 04:11:03 pm »

Interesting.  It reminds me somewhat of Elgar.

And for the same reason, greatly to be treasured...

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 01:51:42 am »

Two further (possibly preferable) recordings of Parker's Hora novissima, Op.30 (1893) - https://www.mediafire.com/folder/checd4k27iu2u/Parker+-+Hora+novissima,+Op.30+(1893)

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