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Jerome Moross (1913-1983): Symphony No. 1 (1941)

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Jerome Moross (1913-1983): Symphony No. 1 (1941) This versatile composer Jerome Moross is best known for film music, especially "The Big Country" and the TV series "Wagon Train." However, Moross was not afraid of the classical genre and wrote some remarkable music in the field. It has been written that the true test of a composer is his/her handling of the symphony form. In Moross' Symphony No. 1 (1941), the composer rallies his skills masterfully! This is a true American symphony, fun and exciting to hear interlacing both classical and jazz elements with that certain Jerome Moross signature. Baffling is the fact that in its day this symphony did not receive continued performances or a commercial recording. In this broadcast Moross himself performs at the piano with an unnamed orchestra in this radio premiere of 11-1944. Movements: 1. Theme and Variations 2. Sonata Scherzo (with Moross at the piano) 3. Midnight Special 4. Fugue