Michael Tilson Thomas & the San Francisco Symphony Release 2 New Recordings

Ives’ A Concord Symphony, orchestrated by Henry Brant, Copland’s Organ Symphony featuring Paul Jacobs and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 4 with Emanuel Ax

Following the conclusion of their seven Grammy Award-winning Mahler recording cycle, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will release two new hybrid SACD recordings on February 8, 2011. The recordings will be available for pre-release by download exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music Store beginning February 1.

To be released by SFS Media on February 8 are recordings of Charles Ives’ A Concord Symphony, orchestrated by Henry Brant, and Copland’s Organ Symphony, with soloist Paul Jacobs, a 2011 Grammy Award nominee. A recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is paired with Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Emanuel Ax. All material was captured live in concerts held at Davies Symphony Hall. A Concord Symphony was recorded February 3-6, 2010; Copland’s Organ Symphony on September 22, 23 and 25, 2010; and the Beethoven performances on December 9-12, 2009.

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