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Due nuovi SACD ibridi della SFS Media

Dedicati a Beethoven, Copland e Ives le prossime due uscite discografiche dell’etichetta legata alla San Francisco Symphony, dal 1° febbraio in anteprima su iTunes e dall’8 febbraio in distribuzione mondiale

Copertine SACD SFSDopo il ciclo mahleriano, che ha ottenuto ben sette Premi Grammy, l’Orchestra Sinfonica di San Francisco, diretta da Michael Tilson Thomas, proporrà il 1° febbraio, in anteprima su iTunes e dall’8 febbraio sul mercato discografico, due nuovi Super Audio Cd ibridi incisi per la sua etichetta SFS Media, rivolti ad alcune registrazioni “live”.

Il primo è dedicato alla composizione A Concord Symphony di Charles Ives, orchestrata da Henry Brant ed alla Sinfonia per organo di Aaron Copland, (solista Paul Jacobs), mentre il secondo comprende la Sinfonia n. 5 ed il Concerto n. 4 per pianoforte ed orchestra di Beethoven (solista Emanuel Ax).

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Following the conclusion of their seven Grammy©Award-winning Mahler recording cycle, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will release two new hybrid SACD recordings on February 8, 2011.

The recordings will be available for pre-release by download exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music Store beginning February 1.

To be released by SFS Media on February 8 are recordings of Charles Ives’ A Concord Symphony, orchestrated by Henry Brant, and Copland’s Organ Symphony, with soloist Paul Jacobs, a 2011 Grammy Award nominee.
A recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is paired with Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Emanuel Ax.
All material was captured live in concerts held at Davies Symphony Hall.
A Concord Symphony was recorded February 3-6, 2010; Copland’s Organ Symphony on September 22, 23 and 25, 2010; and the Beethoven performances on December 9-12, 2009.

Of the new recordings, Tilson Thomas said:

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“We believe in recordings that are state of the art, both in terms of performance and in terms of the quality of sound. I feel this is the case with these performances of the Ives Concord Sonata as orchestrated by Henry Brant and the Copland Organ Symphony. These are pieces which are about the experience of sound itself as well as a stirring musical message. The impact and depth and intricacy of the sound really come through in the Ives Concord Symphony.
It takes supreme technical brilliance and mental concentration by the orchestra to play.
Beyond that, getting the improvisatory quality of the original piano piece is really a challenge.
The San Francisco Symphony has met this challenge. It is a fearless and ferocious performance.

“The Organ Symphony was the first time Aaron Copland heard his own orchestration for big orchestra. Its power surprised him, and power is the essence of this piece. There are quiet, brooding mysterious sections. But it also packs a real punch, both in the kind of jazzy jaggedness that it has and also in the sheer massiveness of sound. We knew that as a companion to the mighty Concord Symphony we had to have something that would measure up. The Organ Symphony certainly does that. And Paul Jacobs delivers an astonishing performance.”

Of the combination of the two releases, MTT said:

“The new recordings bring out different sides of the orchestra. The Beethoven brings out the subtler, more elegant, poised side of the orchestra and the ability to make even very familiar music feel new, real and alive.”

All SFS Media recordings are available from the Symphony Store in Davies Symphony Hall and online at sfsymphony.org/store as well as other major retailers.
The recordings can also be purchased as MP3s from iTunes, Emusic, Rhapsody, and other digital outlets.
SFS Media recordings are distributed by Harmonia Mundi in the U.S., SRI Canada, IODA digitally and Avie internationally.

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Album Information

Title: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto. No. 4
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Artists:
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
San Francisco Symphony

Recorded: Live in concert at Davies Symphony Hall, December 9-12, 2009
Label: SFS Media
Catalogue Number: SFS0037
Release Date: February 8, 2011.
Available for pre-release by download exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music Store beginning: February 1.

Title: Ives/Brant A Concord Symphony and Copland Organ Symphony
Composers: Charles Ives (1874-1954), Henry Brant (1913-2008), Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Artists:
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ
San Francisco Symphony

Recorded: A Concord Symphony recorded live in concert at Davies Symphony Hall, February 3-6, 2010.
Copland’s Organ Symphony recorded live in concert at Davies Symphony Hall, September 22, 23 & 25 2010
Label: SFS Media
Catalogue Number: SFS0038
Release Date: February 8, 2011.
Available for pre-release by download exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music Store beginning February 1.

Distribution:
Harmonia Mundi (North America excluding Canada)
SRI Canada (Canada)
Avie (International)
IODA (Digitally)
Online: sfsymphony.org/store