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Composed by Edward MacDowell (1861-1908). Instrumental Solo Part and 2 CDs. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3090).
Item Number: MO.MMOCD3090
ISBN 1596150823. Soloist: Paul Van Ness, piano; Ensemble: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra; Conductor: Nayden Todorov.
This barnstorming Late Romantic concerto was the first American concerto to find a lasting place in the world piano-concerto repertoire. Showing the influence of MacDowell's teacher Liszt, as well as some Saint-Saens, it is an eclectic mix of styles which MacDowell was able to harness into a beautiful and truly memorable experience. This is a favorite of the great Van Cliburn and his recording of it is a classic. So add your name to the roster of virtuosi who have loved this piece, and play this great American concerto with this terrific MMO edition! This deluxe 2CD set includes a slow-tempo practice version to help you learn the concerto.
Includes an authoritative, newly engraved solo part (with orchestral reduction) printed on high-quality ivory paper, with performance notes and suggestions; a digital stereo compact disc featuring a complete performance of the concerto with orchestra and soloist, and a second performance minus you, the soloist; and a second compact disc containing a full-speed version of the complete version as well as a special -20% slow-tempo version of the accompaniment for practice purposes. The concerto is voluminously indexed for your practice and performance convenience.