Alfred Schnittke, Concerto for Piano and Strings (in one movement) with Yefim Bronfman
Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Opus 40
Franz Welser-Möst/The Cleveland Orchestra
Two live recordings, from Cleveland & Miami
The Schnittke Concerto for Piano and Strings was recorded in Cleveland’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance during the Covid-19 pandemic (October 2020). It features pianist Yefim Bronfman with the Orchestra’s strings, and was part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s In Focus digital broadcast series. Prokofiev’s Second Symphony was recorded in January 2020 on tour in Miami, in Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, and features full orchestra ensemble in this work inspired by the early 20th century’s fascination with mechanics and industry.
Physical: CD (Hybrid SACD)
Digital (Streaming/Download): on all major digital music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music (high-quality Lossless Audio and Apple Digital Masters on Apple Music / 24-bit download)
Forty pages, including an essay from Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra and Andre Gremillet, President & CEO, The Cleveland Orchestra, about the recording along with program notes about the two musical works, and photographs of The Cleveland Orchestra performing the pieces.