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Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord"

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    The Second Piano Sonata, Ives’s most expansive work for the instrument, was, according to the composer, “an attempt to present [one person’s] impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Mass.,” of the mid 19th century. This album features a performance of this landmark work by pianist Gilbert Kalish, whose intimate understanding of the piece led the Boston Globe to declare that he “quite simply owns this music.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Gilbert Kalish, piano
    Samuel Baron, flute (4)
    John Graham, viola (1)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Engineering and musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
    Recorded September 27-29, 1976, New York
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne
    Cover art: Peter Cox
    Design and art direction: Paula Bisacca

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Artist Name: 
Gilbert Kalish
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Release Date: 
Friday, January 12, 1990 - 05:00
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The Second Piano Sonata, Ives’s most expansive work for the instrument, was, according to the composer, “an attempt to present [one person’s] impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Mass.,” of the mid 19th century. Gilbert Kalish performs the landmark work here; his intimate understanding of the piece led the Boston Globe to declare that he “quite simply owns this music.”

Description: 

The Second Piano Sonata, Ives’s most expansive work for the instrument, was, according to the composer, “an attempt to present [one person’s] impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Mass.,” of the mid 19th century. This album features a performance of this landmark work by pianist Gilbert Kalish, whose intimate understanding of the piece led the Boston Globe to declare that he “quite simply owns this music.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Engineering and musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
Recorded September 27-29, 1976, New York
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Coordinator: Teresa Sterne
Cover art: Peter Cox
Design and art direction: Paula Bisacca

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

71337

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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174
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330
ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, January 1, 1990 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497106660
Price: 
7.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Samuel Baron, flute (4)
John Graham, viola (1)

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