Biography
An American composer with an unique tonalist style and a teacher whose book on music theory, Harmony, became an American standard. Piston wrote compositions primarily in an orchestral, tonal style, neo-classical and nationalist in character. We may hear a tune that starts out something like folk music, but soon it stretches off into the eeriest of dark universes, as in Symphony no. 2, or into breadth and lyricism and a blaze of major-key glory, as in Symphony no. 6. Piston's sound is fresh, sometimes on a big landscape and sometimes evoking a feeling of being lost in the woods, much like traveling across the US. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny, Rovi



 
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Symphony No. 5: III. Allegro lieto
Symphony No.2 - Walter Piston
Symphony No.1 - Walter Piston
Walter Piston - Fantasy for English Horn, Harp, & Strings (Score Video) [1952]
Walter Piston - Quintet for Wind Instruments (1956) [Score-Video]
Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ
Symphony No.3 - Walter Piston
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