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Sym­phonies Nos 3 (The Camp Meet­ing) & 4; Or­ches­tral Set No. 4 Jean-ef­flam Bavouzet (pi­ano); Mel­bourne Sym­phony Orches­tra/andrew Davis

Chan­dos CHSA 5174 (hy­brid CD/SACD) 71:04 mins

Re­vis­it­ing the pi­o­neer­ing 1960s record­ings of Charles Ives’s mu­sic makes you re­alise the dis­tance trav­elled in per­form­ing this mav­er­ick’s unique brand of Amer­i­cana. No con­duc­tor now would paint Or­ches­tral Set No. 2’s open­ing colours with the un­couth clar­ity of Mor­ton Gould (1967), or crown

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