Weekend Gramophone with music by American composer Lyndol Mitchell as performed by the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Hanson on May 27, 1950.
August 28, 2011

A dose of Americana tonight.

Maybe in anticipation of Labor Day next week, but here is a change of pace for Weekend Gramophone. A portion of a concert by The Eastman School of Music conducted by Howard Hanson, and devoted to the music of Modern American Composers (as of 1950). This weekend's entry is by Lyndol Mitchell, who was also a student at the Eastman-Rochester School of Music.

This piece is entitled Folk Suite and it's in three movements: 1. Cyndi 2. Ballad 3. Shivaree.

It was originally broadcast as part of the America's Composers series over NBC Radio on May 27, 1950.

Americana from mid-century. Something you hear very little about these days.

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