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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Overview
Works: 1,149 works in 2,077 publications in 6 languages and 27,332 library holdings
Genres: Concertos  Live sound recordings  Music  Motion picture music  Musicals  Excerpts  Drama  Film soundtracks  Symphonies  Original cast recordings 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Production personnel, Conductor, orc, Other
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
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Most widely held works about Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
 
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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 1,657 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 531 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 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st work for piano and orchestra, the 2nd a symphonic poem
Symphony no. 7 by William Schuman( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 and held by 433 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 426 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 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux: Fantaisie zoologique pour deux pianos, flûte, clarinette, percussion et quintette à cordes / Ridout: Ferdinand f.Sprecher und Violine / Little Sad Sound / Meschwitz: Tier-Gebete f.Sprecher und Klavier
The sound of music : original Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes on container insert
Concerto for orchestra (1996) : Zoroastrian riddles ; Anima mundi : 1995 by Richard Danielpour( )

2 editions published in 1997 and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Reiner by Fritz Reiner( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 386 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 381 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

World premiere collection by Henry Cowell( )

7 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtuoso violin by Itzhak Perlman( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 270 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 270 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 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 8 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

6 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 257 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
Symphony no. 6 / Sz. 97 / Bartók. "Colas Breugnon" overture : op. 24 / Kabalevsky. "Kamarinskaya" / Glinka by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 1996 and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth : Sinfonische Dichtung = symphonic poem, op. 23 ; Eine Alpensinfonie = Alpine symphony : op. 64 by Richard Strauss( )

4 editions published in 2009 and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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.

PSO (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Питтсбургский симфонический оркестр

תזמורת פיטסבורג

ピッツバーグ交響楽団

匹斯堡交響樂團

匹兹堡交响乐团

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