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WAXMAN, F.: Sinfonietta / FOSS, L.: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Foss, Los Angeles Festival Orchestra, Waxman) (1953) (Franz Waxman Conducts, Vol. 1)

    

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WAXMAN, F.: Sinfonietta / FOSS, L.: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Foss, Los Angeles Festival Orchestra, Waxman) (1953) (Franz Waxman Conducts, Vol. 1)

Revered as one of Hollywood’s leading film composers, Franz Waxman was also a conductor and impresario. He founded the Los Angeles Festival Orchestra, and he gave many première performances on the West Coast. His own Sinfonietta for String Orchestra and Timpani was written on board a ship whilst en route from New York to Europe in 1955. Full of exciting contrast, it has recently been revived as a ballet score. Waxman premièred the revised version of Lukas Foss’s Piano Concerto No 2 in 1953. The multi-talented Foss, who plays the piano part, crafted a work accommodating the past and the present. Arthur Rubinstein championed it, calling it ‘one of the finest pieces written in our time’.


Waxman, Franz

  Sinfonietta
1.   I. Lento - Allegro 00:04:23
2.   II. Klagelied: Lento 00:04:38
3.   III. Scherzo: Finale 00:03:30

Foss, Lukas

  Piano Concerto No. 2
4.   I. Allegro sostenuto 00:14:25
5.   II. Adagietto 00:09:11
6.   III. Allegro vivace 00:10:59

Total Playing Time: 00:47:06






Composer(s):
Foss, Lukas; Waxman, Franz

Conductor(s):
Waxman, Franz

Orchestra(s):
Los Angeles Festival Orchestra

Artist(s):
Foss, Lukas

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.111388

Barcode: 747313338825

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States, Australia and Singapore due to possible copyright restrictions. Exclusively available for streaming and download. Not available on CD.


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