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Copland, Menotti: Piano Concertos / Wild, Copland, Mester


Release Date: 06/10/2010 
Label:  Vanguard   Catalog #: 4029   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandGian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Earl Wild
Conductor:  Aaron CoplandJorge Mester
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...[The Menotti Piano Concerto] recalls very strongly Ravel's G-major concerto... The slow movement is nine minutes of gorgeous, melancholy song... Earl Wild...turns in a marvelous performance of both concerti. The Menotti fizzes and sings with a light touch, and Jorge Mester matches Wild with an accompaniment that sparkles.

-- Steve Schwartz, www.classical.net
...[The Menotti Piano Concerto] recalls very strongly Ravel's G-major concerto... The slow movement is nine minutes of gorgeous, melancholy song... Earl Wild...turns in a marvelous performance of both concerti. The Menotti fizzes and sings with a light touch, and Jorge Mester matches Wild with an accompaniment that sparkles.

-- Steve Schwartz, www.classical.net
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Conductor:  Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 15 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano in F major by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Conductor:  Jorge Mester
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 33 Minutes 33 Secs. 

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