Antheil: Symphony No. 4 (1942); Symphony No. 5 (Joyous); Decatur at Algiers

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COMPOSERS: Antheil
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: Symphony No. 4 (1942); Symphony No. 5 (Joyous); Decatur at Algiers
PERFORMER: Frankfurt RSO/Hugh Wolff
CATALOGUE NO: 999 706-2
Initially a modernist experimenter, Antheil was more conventional, though still eventful, in his later works. His Symphony No. 4 reflects wartime anxieties with a bristling energy reminiscent of Shostakovich, while 1948’s Fifth exudes optimism. More fine performances from Hugh Wolff’s ongoing cycle. Graham Lock

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