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American Music for Two Pianos and Orchestra

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  • Audio CD (November 30, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Helicon Records
  • ASIN: B000035X6L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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By Discophage TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 29, 2008
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The label, Helicon, is less than candid about these recordings, giving only a copyright date of 1999. But I'd be very surprised that the performers, pianists Pierce and Jonas and conductor David Amos, went back to re-record Piston's Concerto and Morton Gould's Dance Variations, with the Royal Philharmonic, ten years after the recording that was released by Koch International in 1990 (Gould: Dance Variations / Piston: Concerto for Two Pianos / Copland: Music for Two Pianos). The timings given by Koch were deceptive, as they differ, sometimes substantially, from those of Helicon, but as it turns out, Koch's timings were inaccurate: they are the same recordings, made in London on July 24 & 25, 1989.

The complement on Koch was a series of two-piano pieces by Aaron Copland, which I wasn't very enthusiastic about, and they didn't come in very good sound either. So the Helicon reissue is much to be preferred, thanks to the more coherent (stylistically and historically) inclusion of Quincy Porter's "Concerto Concertante" for Two Pianos, a Pulitzer-Price winner in 1954, here recorded with the Philharmonic Symphony of Moravia. I became interested in Porter when I heard his Blochian Second Violin and Piano Sonata, recorded by Louis Kaufman (Louis Kaufman plays Still, Bloch and Porter). Quincy Porter (1897-1966) is fairly forgotten nowadays.
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Once again we have another splendid example of the formidable duo of Jonas and Pierce. In an environment where all that was considered valuable is turning to dross, here is one item that has continuing worth. I would recommend collection of any and all work of this team for their exciting choices of repertoire, careful preparation of their work and sparkling performances. This goes beyond the vagaries of fashion and market whims. Grab it now, while you can, and enjoy.
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I agree with most of what the previous reviewer said in his very thorough review, except I would not want to slight Gould's Dance Variations; it's a wonderful piece of music, unjustly neglected. I am aware of no other recording except one conducted by Mitropolous on a big set of New York Philharmonic radio broadcasts of American music that may still be available directly from the Philharmonic. The problem with this disc is the ragged (though enthusiastic) orchestral playing, but the music (the Piston and Porter are terrific also) carries the day in the end. Fans of American music should not hesitate to buy this disc.
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