The Orchestra Now, Orion Weiss & Leon Botstein - Piano Protagonists (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Orchestra Now, Orion Weiss & Leon Botstein - Piano Protagonists (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Orchestra Now, Orion Weiss & Leon Botstein - Piano Protagonists (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 59:57 minutes | 1,1 GB
Classical | Label: Bridge Records, Official Digital Download

This new studio recording contains three works for piano and orchestra that virtuoso pianist Orion Weiss and conductor Leon Botstein first performed in concert at the Bard Music Festival. Together, the three works span almost a century of musical Romanticism and are as different from one another as the generations they represent. In each piece, the virtuoso genre becomes a means by which the composer responds to a specific source of inspiration – in the first case (Korngold), a performer and family friend who had suffered a horrendous tragedy, in the second (Rimsky-Korsakov), a venerated old master, and in the third (Chopin) a melody from a beloved opera.

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 77:27 minutes | 1,17 GB
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records, Official Digital Download

Two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto, both equally successful. The Bliss – written in 1939 for the World’s Fair in New York – is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic, the Rubbra a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.