Aaron Copland – Works for Piano

Catalog #: TROY0989
Release Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Digital

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.”


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Title Composer Performer
Piano Variations Aaron Copland Robert Weirich, piano
Piano Sonata Aaron Copland Robert Weirich, piano
Piano Fantasy Aaron Copland Robert Weirich, piano


  • "...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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