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HARP CONCERTO

"On Willows and Birches"

(2009)


Live Recording Composed by John Williams
Format: 2 CD-R Conducted by Julian Kuerti and Shi-Yeon Sung
Total Playing Time: 15:50 (JW) Ann Hobson Pilot, harp
Date: Jan 29, 2010 The Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cat. No. CP45-364 Symphony Hall, October 3, 2009

(Thanks to Miguel Andrade and Peio Gonzalez Areitio!)


SYMPHONY HALL, BOSTON
OCTOBER 3, 2009

CD 1:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
SYMPHONY No. 4 IN B FLAT, Op.60
Julian Kuerti, assistant conductor
(35:44)
   I . Adagio - Allegro vivace
   I I . Adagio
   I I I . Allegro vivace
   IV. Allegro ma non troppo

CD 2:

ELLIOT CARTER (b. 1908)
“MOSAIC”, FOR HARP AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
(12:28)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
"DANSES SACREE ET PROFANE" FOR HARP AND ORCHESTRA
Shi-Yeon Sung, assistant conductor
(10:18)

JOHN WILLIAMS (b. 1932)
“ON WILLOWS AND BIRCHES” (CONCERTO FOR HARP AND ORCHESTRA)

Shi-Yeon Sung, assistant conductor
(15:50)
   I . “On Willows ” : Adagio. Dreamily
     (“We hanged our harps upon the willows...” - Psalm 137)
   I I . “On Birches ” : Allegro. Con gioia
     (“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches” - Robert Frost)

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
“LA VALSE” - CHOREOGRAPHIC POEM
Shi-Yeon Sung, assistant conductor

(13:01)

Bonus Track: Concert Preview by Richard Dyer
(narrated by Eleanor McGourty)











A big THANK YOU to Miguel Andrade!


MH