Roger Sessions, a composer with a profound impact on the American musical scene post-World War II, completed his first symphony in 1927, at the age of thirty. This early three-movement work is characteristic of the prevalent neoclassical style of the 1920s, with a central lyrical, slow movement encapsulated by two outer movements in sonata-allegro form.
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Composed by Roger Sessions
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director