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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Works: 1,170 works in 2,120 publications in 6 languages and 28,657 library holdings
Genres: Concertos  Live sound recordings  Music  Motion picture music  Symphonies  Violin with orchestra  Musicals  Excerpts  Drama  Film soundtracks 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Production personnel, Conductor, Other, orc
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
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Most widely held works by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn concertos both have played a significant role in Ray Chen's career. His superb performance of the works led to his triumph at two major violin competitions: the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition and first prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels a year later. Chen brings a fresh interpretation to the cornerstones of violin repertoire and finds a kindred spirit in conductor Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cinema serenade by Itzhak Perlman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsody in blue ; An American in Paris ; Piano concerto in F by George Gershwin( Recording )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st work for piano and orchestra, the 2nd a symphonic poem
Rhapsody in blue ; An American in Paris ; Piano concerto by George Gershwin( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 7 by William Schuman( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia concertante for cello & orchestra, op. 125 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le carnaval des animaux by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

26 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abondamment illustré, le volume propose une adaptation de l'histoire à la base de la fantaisie de Saint-Saens. On trouve sur le disque compact, la musique de ce conte musical interprétée par un grand orchestre. [SDM]
Concerto for orchestra (1996) : Zoroastrian riddles ; Anima mundi : 1995 by Richard Danielpour( )

2 editions published in 1997 and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of music : original Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes on container insert
Fritz Reiner by Fritz Reiner( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathetique symphony no. 6 in B minor, op. 74 ; Serenade for strings by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for french horn and orchestra by Benjamin Lees( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Saint-Saëns by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnaval des Animaux, . 2 pianos, flûte, piccolo, clarinette, cordes, xylophone, célesta, . Saint-Saëns, Camille4230
Gaîté parisienne ; Le Voyage dans la lune (excerpts) ; Orphée aux enfers (excerpts) by Jacques Offenbach( )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World premiere collection by Henry Cowell( )

7 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtuoso violin by Itzhak Perlman( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite Italienne (Stravinsky); Rumanian folk dances (Bartok); March from "the lover for three oranges" (Prokofiev); Phantasiestucke, op.73 (Schumann); Legende, op.17 (Wieniawski); Reve d'enfant, op.14 (Ysaye);Cantabile (Paganini); Variations on a theme by Corelli (Tartini-Kriesler) Pinchus Zukerman, violin Marc Neikrug, piano
John Harbison by John Harbison( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies no. 1 & 7 by Jean Sibelius( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 4 in E flat major : "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner( )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 8 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

7 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shostakovich's grim Eighth Symphony was written in 1943 and premiered by its dedicatee, Evgeny Mravinsky, whose recordings of the work still stand supreme. Now, Mariss Jansons, who as a young conductor was mentored by Mravinsky, leads his Pittsburgh players in a stellar concert performance recorded live. Orchestral execution is first-rate, and Jansons doesn't smooth over or prettify the hourlong work, soaked in the composer's bitterness about the Nazi and Stalinist brutality that stamped his life with fear and loathing. The long opening Adagio, with its brooding strings and pitiless brass eruptions, is shattering, as are the following grotesque Allegretto and the relentlessly powerful third movement. The final two movements maintain the bleak mood, though the finale tries to recover a measure of joy amid the gloom. Jansons and his orchestra sustain this potent work's intensity throughout, confirming the Eighth as one of the composer's most important and fully realized works. The filler is an interesting rehearsal excerpt
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Alternative Names

controlled identityPittsburgh Orchestra

Orchestre symphonique de Pittsburgh

Orchestre symphonique de Pittsburgh groupe de musique américain

Orquesta Sinfónica de Pittsburgh grupo musical estadounidense

Orquestra Sinfônica de Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Orchestra.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orch.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra American orchestra based in Pittsburgh

Pittsburghi Szimfonikus Zenekar

Pittsubāgu Kōkyō Gakudan


PSO (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Питтсбургский симфонический оркестр

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