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Masterpieces in Miniature (Hybrid SACD)

Masterpieces in Miniature (Hybrid SACD)

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A New York Times Best Recording of 2014!


"Minutes of pure, shimmering magic" - San Francisco Chronicle

This exquisite new recording from the Grammy award-winning partnership of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony is proof that good things come in small packages. Discover charming, wistful, and even haunting timbres in music by some of the world’s favorite composers, as MTT shares his most personal musical memories with you. With an electrifying performance by virtuoso pianist Yuja Wang, Masterpieces in Miniature is a must-have collection of brief but brilliant pieces that will delight casual listeners and aficionados alike.

Masterpieces in Miniature
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

1.    Henry Litolff                           Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4         7:36
                                                          Yuja Wang, piano
2.    Gustav Mahler                        Blumine                                                           8:28
3.    Gabriel Fauré                         Pavane                                                            6:26
4.    Claude Debussy                     La Plus que lente                                              6:26
5.    Franz Schubert                       Entr’acte No. 3 from Rosamunde                        6:53
6.    Charles Ives/Henry Brant        The Alcotts from A Concord Symphony               6:11
7.    Sergei Rachmaninoff               Vocalise, Opus 34, no. 14                                  5:29
8.    Antonín Dvořák                      Legend for Orchestra, Opus 59, no. 6                  5:48
9.    Jean Sibelius                          Valse triste                                                       5:29
10.  Frederick Delius                      On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring                 7:31
11.  Edvard Grieg                          The Last Spring, Opus 34, no. 2                          5:44
12.  Léo Delibes                            Cortège de Bacchus from Sylvia                          6:07
Total Playing Time: 1:18:08
All works recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall — a venue of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, City and County of San Francisco. Ives/Brant The Alcotts from A Concord Symphony recorded in 96 kHz/24-bit audio (February 2–6, 2010), all others in PCM 192 kHz/24-bit audio (September 26–28, 2013, and May 22–25, 2014).
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