Label : RCA
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes

Sony Classical is pleased to announce another ten releases in its increasingly comprehensive series of Classical Masters. These new budget-priced releases contain classic recordings, many of them newly remastered, by some of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. During his long music directorships of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – America’s second-oldest, founded in 1880 – and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., conductor Leonard Slatkin brought these ensembles regularly into the recording studio to perform a wide swath of American repertoire – major works by composers including Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Walter Piston, Leonard Bernstein, William Schuman and John Corigliano, as well as more popular fare by John Philip Sousa, Virgil Thomson, Victor Herbert, Ferde Grofé, Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould, plus the national anthem and Battle Hymn of the Republic. Those recordings, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, have now been collected in a one extensive release.

Tracklist : Leonard Slatkin – The American Collection