Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Mass in C Major San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas

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Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37:
  • 1I. Allegro con brio17:16
  • 2II. Largo09:24
  • 3III. Rondo: Allegro09:32
  • Mass in C Major, Op. 86:
  • 4Kyrie04:02
  • 5Gloria08:56
  • 6Credo10:07
  • 7Sanctus10:38
  • 8Agnus Dei07:09
  • Total Runtime01:17:04

Info for Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Mass in C Major

Own two of the works that helped cement Beethoven’s reputation as a creative genius like none other. Internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a dynamic performance of Beethoven’s robust Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, MTT leads the Grammy-winning SF Symphony Chorus and musicians in a rarely performed work: Beethoven’s Mass in C major.

"...This HighResAudio release is a credit to all concerned: performers, technical peronnel, the San Francisco Symphony organization, and to Beethoven. It is entirely worthy to stand with the many honored releases on this label including Thomas's much-praised Mahler cycle..." (James Forrest, Fanfare)

"...The concerto is a delight A wonderful performance, then, that nicely bridges the classical and romantic sides of the piece. In the Mass the awards fo to the chorus, which is fairly large (about 100), but sings with fine unanimity and spirit. Their singing is strong and unfailingly alert ..." (Paul Althouse, American Record Guide)

"This is a stunning performance. The San Francisco Symphony Chorus is one of the finest I’ve ever heard and great credit must be given to its chorus director Ragnar Bohlin a most enjoyable performance." (Shirley Ratcliffe, Choir & Organ magazine)

Emanuel Ax, piano (Piano Concerto No. 3)
Joélle Harvey, soprano (Mass in C major)
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano (Mass in C major)
William Burden, tenor (Mass in C major)
Shenyang, bass-baritone (Mass in C major)
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

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