Masterpieces in Miniature
Title:

Masterpieces in Miniature

Artists:

Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony
Yuja Wang

Release Date:

10th November 2014

Cat No:

AVSFS 0060

Price:

£15.99 (Hybrid SACD)

Summary:

This exquisite new recording from the Grammy® award-winning partnership of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony is proof that great things come in small packages. Featuring an electrifying performance of the Scherzo from Litolff’s Concerto symphonique No. 4 by virtuoso pianist Yuja Wang, Masterpieces in Miniature is a must-have collection of brief but brilliant pieces by some of the world’s favourite composers that will delight casual listeners and aficionados alike. “These pieces were haunting, unforgettable”, explains MTT. “They seemed to explore the realms of vanished emotions, like wistfulness. They seemed like elusive and charming recollections of long ago.”

Tracklist:

Henry Litolff  (1818 – 1891)
1. Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4 (7:36)
(Yuja Wang, piano)
Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
2. Blumine
 (8:28)
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
3. Pavane 
(6:26)
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
4. La Plus que lente (6:26)
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
5. Entr’acte No. 3 from Rosamunde (6:53)
Charles Ives (1874 – 1954) arr. Brant 
6.The Alcotts from A Concord Symphony (6:11)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
7. Vocalise, Op. 34, No.14 (5:29)
Antonín Dvorák (1841 – 1904)
8. Legend for Orchestra, Op. 59, No. 6
(5:48)
Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
9. Valse triste (5:29)
Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934)
10. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (7:31)
Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)
11. The Last Spring, Op. 34, No. 2 (5:44)
Léo Delibes (1836 – 1891)
12. Cortège de Bacchus from Sylvia (6:07)
Total time: 78:08

Recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall February 2–6, 2010 (Ives/Brant), September 26–28, 2013, and May 22–25, 2014
Producer: Jack Vad
Engineering Support: Roni Jules, Gus Pollek, Dann Thompson, and Jonathon StevensPost-Production: Jonathon Stevens
Mastering: Gus Skinas

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