Newstalgia Weekend Gramophone with Roger Sessions Symphony Number 2 played by The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Dimitri Mitropolous in this 1949 recording for Columbia Records.
February 12, 2012

Roger Sessions - his Symphony No. 2 won the prestigious Naumberg Foundation Award in 1949.

20th Century American composer Roger Sessions is featured this weekend. The 1949 recording of his Symphony Number 2, which had just won the coveted Walter Naumberg Foundation American Composition Award.

This is the first commercial recording of the work, made shortly after the award was given. It features the New York Philharmonic conducted by Dimitri Mitropolous, and issued by Columbia Records in 1950 as a 10" lp (ML 2120).

If this is your first time, enjoy - if you know this work, welcome back - you may not have heard it in a while.

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