Composed By – Ferde Grofé. Conductor – Paul Lavalle. Engineer – Anthony Salvatore. Liner Notes – Jay Leipzig. Orchestra – The World's Fair Symphony Orchestra. Orchestrated By – Albert Glasser. Producer – Peter Dellheim.
World's Fair Suite Composed By – Ferde Grofé A1 Unisphere A2 International A3 Fun At The Fair B1 Pavilions Of Industry B2 National. Ferde Grofé - The World's Fair LSC-2764 Symphony Orchestra, Paul Lavalle. Label Category Country Year. Ferde Grofé - The World's Fair. Symphony Orchestra, Paul. RCA. Lavalle - World's Fair Suite Victor LM-2764 US. (The Official Recording) (LP, Red Seal.
B1. Pavilions Of Industry. Published By – Robbins Music Corp.
Possibly as a result of his World's Fair theme, 13 October 1940 was designated Ferde Grofé Day at the American pavilion of the World's Fair Other notable compositions by Grofé were the Death Valley Suite and a music production about Mark Twain. Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite, performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Doráti. Coupled with Doráti conducting Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (London/Decca Jubilee 430712). Symphonic Jazz: Grofé and Gershwin, performed by the Harmonie Ensemble/New York conducted by Steven Richman (Bridge Records 9212), playing
The World’s Fair Suite was premiered on April 22, 1964, opening day at the New York World's Fair, played by The World's Fair Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Lavalle. Shortly after the premiere the work was recorded by RCA Red Seal with the same conductor and orchestra. The same year, also on RCA Red Seal, came the first stereo recording of Deems Taylor’s delightful. Thanks for sharing this! I have heard the World's Fair suite, but it will be interesting to hear the premier recording! Reply With Quote. 03-08-2016, 01:44 AM #15.
You can hear the original World's Fair Suite conducted by Paul Lavalle on TAPE III, New York World's Fair Audio Archives. Ferde Grofe's composition is listed plus "Les Poupees de Paris" and others. Mr. Grofe was present listening from a wheelchair. The 72-year-old composer suffered a stroke in 1961. His score is in five movements "Unisphere" "International" "Fun at the Fair" "Pavilions of Industry" and "National". It turned out to be a thoroughly commercial score. But it belongs to a thoroughly commercial fair.