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Step into the world of one of the best composers, Gideon Waldrop, with this exquisite release featuring five of his most notable compositions. Born in 1919 in Texas, Waldrop's work reflects the cultural and musical vibrancy of the American Southwest. Immerse yourself in the bold, evocative sounds of Symphony No. 1, the rich melodies of Suite for Orchestra from the Southwest, and the haunting beauty of Songs of the Southwest for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra. Experience the masterful craftsmanship of Waldrop's Prelude and Fugue and the dynamic energy of Pressures.

Gideon Waldrop · Compositions

  • Symphony No. 1 (1951) 18'48"

    [1] Moderato 6'39"

    [2] Allegretto 3'11"

    [3] Andante con moto; Allegro 8'33"

    [4] "Songs of the Southwest", for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra (1983) 8'43"

    [5] Pressures (1955) 10'42"

    Suite for Orchestra : "From the Southwest" (1964) 12'33"

    [6] Arid Landscape 5'27"

    [7] Rancher's Whistling Song 3'35"

    [8] Primitive Dance 3'28"

    [9] Prelude and Fugue (1963) 11'30"

    DDD 62'36"

  • Soloists: Plamen Hidjov, bass-baritone
    Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
    Remus Georgescu, conductor


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