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That's the other side of the Bloom.  I think both are part of the Nat 
Shilkret discography.

Steve

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From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RCA symphonic work competition - 1929


> Isn't this the composition for which Tom Griselle won a prize for his Two 
> American Nocturnes? (Also on a Naxos CD, Symphonic Jazz.)
>
> dl
>
> Alec McLane wrote:
>
>  There were actually only 4 composers because Robert Russell Bennett
>  was awarded 2/5 of the prize. Here's from the liner notes to a Naxos
>  recording of Bennett's _Abraham Lincoln_ (quoted at
>  http://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?
> 
> item_code=8.559004&catNum=559004&filetype=About%20this%20Recording&language=English):
>
>  __________________________
>  In Paris and Berlin in 1927-28, on a Guggenheim Scholarship, he
>  noticed an RCA Victor competition with a prize of 25,000 dollars for
>  an outstanding orchestral composition, with a small prize for a
>  lighter piece of music. He submitted the two works on this disc - the
>  patriotic Abraham Lincoln and the abstract orchestral painting of
>  Sights and Sounds. Both pieces were scored for an enormous band of
>  musicians and are of large proportions.
>
>  RCA Victor's jury consisted of Leopold Stokowski, Serge Koussevitzky,
>  Frederick Stock, Rudolph Ganz and Olga Samaroff. They decided no work
>  was better than any other to win outright and awarded five prizes to
>  Aaron Copland's Dance Symphony, Louis Gruenberg's Symphony, Ernst
>  Bloch's Helvetia and two 5,000 dollar awards to Bennett's pieces.
>
>  Despite their huge orchestral forces, Bennett's prizewinners were
>  then published. Abraham Lincoln was first performed by Stokowski and
>  the Philadelphia Orchestra in October 1931, with a second performance
>  given a fortnight later at the dedication of the Juilliard School's
>  new auditorium. For this, Bennett wrote his own programme notes,
>  drawn from below.
>  ___________________________
>
>  Alec
>
>  At 11:19 AM 4/17/2006, Paul Charosh wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  >In 1929, RCA Victor offered a prize of $25,000 for a new symphonic 
> work.
>  >The
>  >prize was divided among five composers.  Copland was  one; he received 
> $5,000
>  >for his submission.
>  >
>  >How to find out  who were the other four recipients?  Also, who at 
> RCA/Victor
>  >was in  charge of the competition?  Can one find out who were the 
> judges?
>  >Can
>  >one find out who submitted works?
>  >
>  >Paul Charosh
>
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