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Spectacular performances of Copland's major works for piano.

Robert Weirich leads an extremely active career as a pianist, teacher, author and composer, with many awards and articles to his credit, and with more than 30 concerto performances with such conductors as David Zinman and Jose Serebrier. Of Copland's piano music, he writes, "Aaron Copland had a life-long love affair with the piano...he entrusted the piano with three of his most important, iconically personal works. These compositions hold their own with those of any composer from any period a pianist can program them alongside Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, without fear that the American work suffers in comparison. For sheer originality, compositional craft and profundity of utterance, here is music with a complete mastery of voice no one but Copland could have written these pieces."
Contents:
Aaron Copland, composer
Piano Variations
Robert Weirich, piano

Aaron Copland, composer
Piano Sonata
Robert Weirich, piano

Aaron Copland, composer
Piano Fantasy
Robert Weirich, piano

Review:
"...I am utterly satisfied with Weirich's performances. I've been listening to them repeatedly for the past several weeks and I keep finding unexpected felicities. Warmly recommended." (Scott Morrison)

"The music is tautly organized, unfailingly concentrated, and highly dramatic. Ultimately, the cumulative effect of the music leaves the listener with a renewed respect for the superb grasp of beauty and emotion that is often taken for granted with this American master." (Fanfare)

"Refusing to bang, [Robert Weirich] patiently illuminates details of texture and architecture, reveling in Copland's haunting spareness." (American Record Guide)
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