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BEACH: Piano Concerto / 'Gaelic' Symphony

Composer(s):Beach, Amy
Artist(s) Schermerhorn, Kenneth, Conductor • Nashville Symphony OrchestraFeinberg, Alan, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.559139
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 9.99
 

 
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USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Wayne Lee Gay, Ft.,Fort Worth Star Telegram,July 2003

"A generous, warm soul radiates through these passionate, skillfully crafted late-romantic works by the American composer and piano virtuoso known to her pre-feminist contemporaries as Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. Shades of Liszt and Saint-Saens abound in the concerto, written in 1900; listen for the breathtaking close of the first movement cadenza. And an unashamed emotionalism reminiscent of Elgar emerges in the tuneful symphony written in 1896. This is a must-buy for advocates of female composers or American composers, and for fans of bold late romanticism. Kenneth Schermerhorn leads the Nashville Symphony with pianist Alan Feinberg. **** 1/2 Stars"



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

It is Naxos who have had the happy idea of coupling Amy Beach’s attractive Piano Concerto with the equally diverting Gaelic Symphony, which was written in 1894-6 after she had been impressed with the Boston première of Dvorák’s New World Symphony and determined to build her own symphony by drawing on four traditional Irish tunes of ‘simple, rugged and unpretentious beauty’. Yet much of the invention is her own and of high quality to match the concertante work for piano. Alan Feinberg’s performance of the latter is in the grand romantic tradition, with splendid digital bravura in the finale, balanced by warm and often passionately lyrical support from the excellent Nashville orchestra. The Symphony receives a

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Review By Wayne Lee Gay, Ft.,Worth Star Telegram,July 2003



Review By Christopher Blank,Memphis Commercial Appeal,June 2003

"Performed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kenneth Schermerhorn, the works are passionate and honest. The "Gaelic" Symphony is inspired by lilts that evoke her Irish heritage. Two fiery works fit for a fiery celebration of independence, Beach's piano concerto and symphony are a patriotic pairing. Pick of the Week"



Review By Christopher Blank,Memphis Commercial Appeal,June 2003

"Performed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kenneth Schermerhorn, the works are passionate and honest. The "Gaelic" Symphony is inspired by lilts that evoke her Irish heritage. Two fiery works fit for a fiery celebration of independence, Beach's piano concerto and symphony are a patriotic pairing. Pick of the Week"



Review By Clarke Bustard,Richmond Times-Dispatch,June 2003

"Where has Amy Beach's Piano Concerto been all our lives?

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Review By Clarke Bustard,Richmond Times-Dispatch,June 2003

"Where has Amy Beach's Piano Concerto been all our lives?

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