20th Century American composer Roger Sessions is featured this weekend. The 1949 recording of his Symphony Number 2, which had just won the coveted Walter Naumberg Foundation American Composition Award.
This is the first commercial recording of the work, made shortly after the award was given. It features the New York Philharmonic conducted by Dimitri Mitropolous, and issued by Columbia Records in 1950 as a 10" lp (ML 2120).
If this is your first time, enjoy - if you know this work, welcome back - you may not have heard it in a while.