Between Dawson’s musical construction and the way during which Gray conducts it, this symphony emerges for the listener as a detailed cousin of Antonin Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony (No. 9), and that may be a compliment to both composers. Although Stokowski gave it all he had and managed to elicit some splendidly detailed taking part in from his orchestra, he didn’t get the rhythms quite proper. But the one factor I favored about the Stokie recording was its clear, crisp sonics.
- Ruthie and Noel Wright, with The Isle of Hope Artisans League, started The Isle of Hope Art Show in 2000.
- If I really have perhaps made a bit too much of Mr. Gray’s heritage, rest assured that I only introduced it up as a outcome of I felt that he would have an affinity for this music, just as Czech or Hungarian conductors usually have the right feel for