Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hightech Higdon

Previously unreleased recordings of works by Higdon and Shostakovich added to Online Music Store
Several live recordings are newly available as downloads in The Philadelphia Orchestra's Online Music Store. In addition to the 70-plus items already in the Store, music lovers can purchase the world premiere performance of Jennifer Higdon's highly acclaimed Concerto for Orchestra written for The Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Store also includes downloads of three works by Shostakovich performed by rising classical music stars. Pianist Stewart Goodyear, a replacement for André Watts, performed Shostakovich's First and Second Piano Concertos in October 2006. Twenty-four-year-old American cellist Alisa Weilerstein stepped in for Truls Mørk in Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto last November. The Philadelphia Inquirer called Goodyear "combustible" and Weilerstein "intense," "impressive," and "daring."
In addition to these new releases, downloads of the Orchestra's live performances of all nine Beethoven symphonies under Christoph Eschenbach are now available as a package for a reduced price.
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