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Aaron Copland: Piano Concerto; Gian Carlo Menotti: Piano Concerto in F / Earl Wild, piano. The Symphony of the Air

Album Summary

>Copland, Aaron : Concerto for Piano
>Menotti, Gian C. : Concerto for Piano in F major
Performer Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Vanguard Classics/Omega Classics was dedicated to capturing the music of the contemporary composer. Its catalog is filled with world premiere recordings by works of Sibelius, Mahler, Copland, Bloch and Menotti.

This well-regarded recording features the virtuoso Earl Wild, performing two works still under-represented in the catalog to this day. Copland's short two movement piano concerto and Menotti's full-length work were given their recording debuts with this disc.

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One associates Earl Wild with Liszt and Rachmaninoff, rather than with modern music (other than Gershwin), but he 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.



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Works Details

>Copland, Aaron : Concerto for Piano
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Conductor: Aaron Copland
  • Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
  • Running Time: 15 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1926

>Menotti, Gian C. : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jorge Mester
  • Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945