Americascapes – Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino

October 13, 2021, 9:00 am

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All four American composers on this new album wrote music that was known, played, and esteemed during their lifetimes, but none of them ever had a huge “hit” and so the pieces here are likely familiar only to musical scholars. Yet, while it is uncommon enough to find Charles Martin Loeffler, Henry Cowell, Carl Ruggles, and Howard Hanson sharing the same album, conductor Robert Trevino and the Basque National Orchestra have taken their exploration still further, into the recesses of their repertory – complete with a Hanson piece, Before the Dawn, that has had to wait a century for its premiere recording.