Roy Harris – Recommended Readings

Symphony no. 3 (with Diamond, Symphony no. 4; Thompson, Symphony no. 2), Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Sony 60594

Symphony no. 3, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Deutsche
Grammophon 419780

The epic sense of build and excitement is superior in Bernstein’s older version, but this has better sound and is coupled with a fine performance of William Schuman’s Third Symphony.

Symphony no. 6 (Gettysburg), Keith Clark, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Albany Troy 064

Symphonies nos. 5 & 6, Naxos 8.559609

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Symphony no. 5, Leighton Smith, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 5

Violinist Gregory Fulkerson, who gave this work its first performance in 1984, is superb in this 1985 recording, ably abetted by the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith.

Symphony no. 7, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, Albany

Troy 256

The CD also includes Walter Piston’s Symphony no. 4 and William

Schuman’s Symphony no. 6.

Roy Harris: Singing to America 149

Symphonies nos. 7 & 9; Epilogue to Profiles in Courage—J. F. K., Naxos 8.559050

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Kleos Classics KL 5129

Quintet for Piano and Strings; Violin Sonata; and String Quartet no. 3, Koch KIC CD 7515

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Richard Zimdars, Alexander Ross, Albany

Troy 105

Three Variations on a Theme (String Quartet no. 2), Emerson String Quartet, New World Records 80453


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