Edward Burlingame Hill: Violin Concerto, Sinfonietta and more

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Edward Burlingame Hill (1872-1960)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1938)
Hill's 1938 Violin Concerto, Op. 38, was composed for the violinist Ruth Posselt. It had its premier on November 11, 1938 with Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Posselt, soloist. The quality of this live recording on glass or aluminum based laquer transcription disks is as good as any commercial recording of its day.




Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 40a (1935)
Hill composed 4 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas. This is the second sinfonietta, Op. 40, dated 1935, published 1940. There is a question as to the performers of this work. It is attributed to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, but neither the conductor nor the date is given.




Edward Burlingame Hill - Jazz Study (No. 1) for Two Pianos (1924)
French Impressionistic American composer Edward Burlingame Hill's interest in jazz displayed itself in several of his works, not the least of which were his two jazz studies for piano. This is his first jazz study composed in 1924. The recording by duo-pianists Guy Maier and Lee Pattison was recorded on 78 rpm by Victor ca. 1925.




Edward Burlingame Hill - Prelude for Orchestra (1953)
Leonard Bernstein with New York Philharmonic Orchestra
One of the few Hill works released commercially, first on Columbia LP ML 4996 with works by Dallapiccola and Lopatnikoff.

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