Ives: Concord Symphony; Copland: Organ Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas

Audio Samples

>Brant, Henry : A Concord Symphony, for orchestra (after Charles Ives' Concord Sonata)
>Copland, Aaron : Symphony for Organ & Orchestra

Album Summary

>Brant, Henry : A Concord Symphony, for orchestra (after Charles Ives' Concord Sonata)
>Copland, Aaron : Symphony for Organ & Orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Always staunch supporters of American composers, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a fascinating new program of music by Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. Featured works include the Concord Symphony, an orchestral arrangement of Ives’ Piano Sonata No. 2 penned by Henry Brant, and Aaron Copland’s Organ Symphony with Paul Jacobs. Both works show the orchestra to be eloquent and sympathetic interpreters of this repertoire.

"[The Concord Mass] demands playing of tireless energy and gentle lyrical touch. This superb orchestra rises to the challenges, although the players sound more at ease with the long, clear lines musical lines of Copland's magnificent Organ Symphony. It's difficult to imagine a finer performance than this one, with a mighty solo instrument and the orchestra beautifully balanced against each other." -Classic FM

BBC Music Magazine
The live recording...is absolutely stunning, with the organ clearly spaced in Davies Hall, allowing Paul Jacobs to be in the foreground, and yet an integral part of the orchestra, as the composer intended.

Gramophone Magazine
Paul Jacobs faultlessly exploits this fine score. With this degree of drama, eloquence and style, it's the ideal recording of this incomprehensibly neglected work...Brant has added an imposing document to the Ives repertoire and these two live recordings are a stunning success.

International Record Review
In 'Emerson', Tilson Thomas is a sure guide to the music's emotional breadth as Brant hears it...Similarly in 'Hawthorne', Tilson Thomas renders the more extrovert passages - such as the jazzy episode near its centre - with undeniable verve.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Brant, Henry : A Concord Symphony, for orchestra (after Charles Ives' Concord Sonata)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (02/03/2010-02/06/2010)
  • Running Time: 49 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Copland, Aaron : Symphony for Organ & Orchestra
  • Performer: Paul Jacobs (Organ)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (09/22/2010-09/25/2010)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1924