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Artist: Bernstein, Leonard
Title: Shostakovitch - Pianot Concerto No. 2 / Ravel - Piano Concerto In G Major
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Label: IMPEX RECORDS
Catalog Number:6004
Barcode:725543953810 itemnumber=1000105068
Price: $41.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: CLASSICAL
Release Date: 5/17/2011
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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To kick off the new year in 1958, the New York Philharmonic and its music director Leonard Bernstein debuted a new piano concerto by Dimitri Shostakovich. The work, the second of his piano concertos, had been written ten months before for Shostakovitch’s son, Maxim, who was 19 at the time. Bernstein, as pianist and conductor, not only performed the U.S. debut, but on January 6th he recorded the work for Columbia Records. One of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century, Bernstein was a great interpreter of the music of that era. Another work that will forever be associated with Bernstein as both pianist and conductor is Ravel’s Concerto in G. This jazzy and uplifting piece is a perfect playmate for the Shostakovich concerto. No one brought more to this work than Bernstein, who had been playing it with the New York Philharmonic since 1944. Like Ravel, Bernstein was greatly inspired by jazz and it’s clear (especially on this new LP!) that Bernstein understood the mood and syncopation of the piece like few before him.

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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