Jazz master Aaron Diehl takes the spotlight in Still’s lovely gift to his pianist wife and Williams’s jazzy astrological portraits of her friends. Tito Muñoz conducts this newly recorded all-American concert also presents Copland’s moody cityscape and evocation of rustic joy as well as Ives’s search for the unknowable.
Quiet City (1939 / 1940)
M.L. WILLIAMS (1910–81)
Selections from Zodiac Suite (1944–45)
Out of the Silence, from Seven Traceries (1939)
The Unanswered Question (1906–ca. 1941)
Appalachian Spring Suite (for 13 instruments) (1943–45)