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Gershwin: Concerto In F; Bernstein: The Age Of Anxiety / Ingrid Jacoby

Gershwin / Bernstein / Jacoby
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1163-2   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George GershwinLeonard Bernstein
Performer:  Ingrid Jacoby
Conductor:  Dmitry Liss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD features two masterpieces of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, two of the most widely acclaimed American composers of the 20th century. Gershwin's Concerto in F famously illustrates the bridge between the worlds of classical and jazz/popular music. Bernstein's monumental Symphony No. 2, inspired by W.H. Auden's dramatic poem “The Age of Anxiety”, is regarded as one of his finest classical works. This disc features acclaimed pianist Ingrid Jacoby as soloist; her earlier CD recordings have earned highest accolades from Gramophone and Classic FM. Conductor Dmitry Liss leads the Russian National Orchestra, which since its foundation by Mikhail Pletnev in 1990 has quickly reached a position at the top of Russian orchestras, as well Read more as among the top ten of international orchestras (as listed by Gramophone). Praised by The New York Times for her ''clear articulation… unequivocal phrasing… (and) expressivity'', Ingrid Jacoby has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ingrid Jacoby (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Liss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
2. Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Ingrid Jacoby (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Liss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in F major: I. Allegro moderato - Cantabile - Poco meno scherzando
Piano Concerto in F major: II. Andante con moto
Piano Concerto in F major: III. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Prologue: Lento moderato -
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variations 1-7 -
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variations 8-14
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part II: The Dirge: Largo -
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part II: The Masque: Extremely fast -
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part II: The Epilogue: L'istesso tempo

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