San Francisco Symphony
National Press Representation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / October 13, 2015
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE NEW RECORDING OF BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 FEATURING EMANUEL AX AND MASS IN C MAJOR ON SFS MEDIA NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Pre-order now on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Beethoven-Ax
SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2015 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a live recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring Emanuel Ax and Mass in C major on the Orchestra’s Grammy Award-winning SFS Media Label on Friday, November 13, 2015. This is the fifth all-Beethoven album released by MTT and the SFS. Of this journey through Beethoven’s music, MTT states, “In our performances we have been exploring a lyrical, transparent approach to the music. This gives us an opportunity to hear the remarkable qualities of the players of the San Francisco Symphony.” The recording will be available as a hybrid SACD compatible with conventional CD players, and as a digital download — including as high-resolution 24-bit downloads — and on all major streaming services. The album is available for pre-order starting today on iTunes with Mastered for iTunes audio quality at iTunes.com/SFSymphony and on the SF Symphony’s e-store at sfsymphony.org/Beethoven-Ax. A promotional video about the recording featuring performance footage and interviews with the artists can be viewed at bit.ly/Beethoven-AxVideo. Piano Concerto No. 3 was recorded in 96kHz/24-bit audio September 26-28, 2013 and Mass in C major was recorded in PCM 192kHz/24-bit audio January 15-18, 2014, both in Davies Symphony Hall.
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