The Art of Conducting: Zubin Mehta Episode 5

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John Knowles Paine Symphony No 1 Op 23 by John Knowles Paine. Conducted by Zubin Mehta with the New York Philharmonic.

John Knowles Paine - Symphony No. 2 (1879)
Conducted by Zubin Mehta with the New York Philharmonic

I. Introduction: Adagio sostenuto; Allegro ma non troppo - 00:00
II. Scherzo: Allegro - 15:34
III. Adagio - 25:39
IV. Allegro giojoso - 39:56

John Knowles Paine was the first American-born composer to achieve fame for large-scale orchestral music.

He studied organ, orchestration, and composition in Germany and toured in Europe for three years. After returning to the US and settling in Boston in 1861, he became a member of the faculty of Harvard, a post that he retained for many years. He was one of the dominant musical figures on the musical scene in Boston and together with a group of other composers collectively known as the Boston Six, Paine was one of those responsible for the first significant body of concert music by composers from the United States. The other five were George Chadwick, Horatio Parker, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, and Amy Beach. In 1889, he made one of the first musical recordings on wax cylinder with Theo Wangemann, who was experimenting with sound recording on the newly invented phonograph.

Previously on The Art of Conducting: Zubin Mehta:
The 3 Tenors Live in Rome (1990), the Orchestras of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma.
The 3 Tenors Live in Los Angeles (1994), Los Angeles Philharmonic, the chorus of LA Opera.
Beethoven Fidelio, Zubin Mehta, Gundula Janowitz, John Vickers, Theo Adam
Beethoven Symphony No.9, New York Philharmonic
Berio, Luciano Sinfonia for Voices and Orchestra Live
Dvořák Symphony No 8 in G major, Los Angeles Philarmonic
Haydn Symphony No.103 in E flat major, Hob.I:103 "Drum Roll", Wiener Philharmoniker
Heldenplatz Concert '99
Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major "Titan" - two performances
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Shlomo Mintz, Israel Philharmonic
Rimsky-Korsakov Capricho Espagnol, Berliner Phil
Schoenberg Verklaerte Nacht, Vienna Philharmonic
Wagner Götterdämmerung
Wagner Tristan and Isolde, Tristan: Jon Fredric West; Isolde: Waltraud Meier, Bayerische Staatsoper