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Sound Advice: Classical

Felix Broede

Felix Broede

Classical Morning Host Kent Teeters shares some new recordings of music by Aaron Copland, Anton Bruckner, Robert Schumann and Ludwig Van Beethoven in this week’s Sound Advice.

Anton Bruckner: Symphony Number Four – third movement.
Album: Bruckner – Symphony Number Four. Reference Recordings CD #713
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Performed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Purchase the recording here.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto Number Five “Emperor” – finale.
Album: The Beethoven Journey – Piano Concerto Number Five “Emperor” & Choral Fantasy. Sony Records CD #305886
Pianist: Leif Ove Andsnes
Performed by Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Purchase the recording here.

Leif Ove Andsnes began “The Beethoven Journey” in 2012, a project involving concert performances of all five Beethoven piano concertos and the Choral Fantasy.  The project, now complete, included the recording of the works with the pianist leading the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the piano.

Andsnes plays the majestic finale from Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto.

Robert Schumann: Carnaval
Album: Carnaval; Davidsbundlertanze; Papillons
Naxos Records CD #573399
Pianist: Boris Giltburg
Purchase the recording here.

Giltburg’s fantastic technique and beautiful phrasing is on display here as he performs Schumann’s Carnaval.

Aaron Copland: Symphony Number Three – last movement.
Album: Spirit Of The American Range
Pentatone Records CD #5186481
Conductor: Carlos Kalmar
Performed by The Oregon Symphony
Purchase the recording here.

Conductor Leonard Bernstein, who often performed and recorded Aaron Copland’s music, said that Copland’s Third Symphony “…has become an American monument, like the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial.”

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