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"The third symphony (of Carson Kievman) was written in 1993-5, the years following Hurricane Andrew's devastating course through South Florida. Though clearly inspired by the composer's experience of living within its path of destruction, the work is as contemplative as it is dramatic or descriptive. Rather than depicting the randomness or dissonance of an actual storm, the tone is translated through the more complex--and poetical--responses of the individual. The three-part structure is in fact a highly developed exploration of internal thoughts and feelings: anticipating, absorbing, and finally adjusting to forces that lie beyond our control. While the hurricane imagery is apparent, the human dimension of the work might reflect any threat of powerful or violent confrontation." From Liner Notes by Mark David Needle

Symphony No. 3 (hurricane)
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National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Katowice 

Delta David Gier, conductor

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