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Bright Circle: Schubert - Brahms - Del Tredici

Beth Levin

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Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959  
1.1
I. Allegro
Franz Schubert; Beth Levin
11:27
1.2
II. Andantino
Franz Schubert; Beth Levin
7:59
1.3
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Beth Levin
4:47
1.4
IV. Rondo. Allegretto
Franz Schubert; Beth Levin
12:26
25 Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24  
1.5
Aria
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:02
1.6
Variation 1
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:02
1.7
Variation 2
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:23
1.8
Variation 3
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:53
1.9
Variation 4
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:32
1.10
Variation 5
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:14
1.11
Variation 6
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:12
1.12
Variation 7
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:41
1.13
Variation 8
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:45
1.14
Variation 9
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:49
1.15
Variation 10
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:36
1.16
Variation 11
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:08
1.17
Variation 12
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:45
1.18
Variation 13
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:40
1.19
Variation 14
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:50
1.20
Variation 15
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:59
1.21
Variation 16
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:47
1.22
Variation 17
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:44
1.23
Variation 18
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:06
1.24
Variation 19
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:26
1.25
Variation 20
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:21
1.26
Variation 21
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:49
1.27
Variation 22
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
1:06
1.28
Variation 23
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:22
1.29
Variation 24
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:23
1.30
Variation 25
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
0:30
1.31
Fugue
Johannes Brahms; Beth Levin
5:46
1.32
Ode to Music
David Del Tredici; Beth Levin
11:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:58
"Levin plays with a rare percussive audacity, making notes and phrases that usually rush by in the background stand out in high relief."
- The New Yorker

Bright Circle is an exquisitely programmed showcase of the interconnectivity underlying the tradition of solo piano in classical music. Pianist Beth Levin shines as she navigates masterpieces by Schubert and Brahms alongside their very new counterpart, David Del Tredici’s 2014 work Ode to Music. Levin’s performance is particularly remarkable in the way she places the Del Tredici within the context of Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 and Brahms’s Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Del Tredici’s composition is an excellent choice to be set alongside the two romantic stalwarts, as it aims to recapture the expressive language of 19th century European composers. Essentially, Bright Circle is defined by music that takes older ideas and reconstitutes them in a new, transformative setting.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Navona Studio Masters

All tracks recorded at Peter Karl Studio, Brooklyn, NY, July and August 2016
Recording session producer: Neil Rynston
Executive producer: Bob Lord
Executive A&R: Sam Renshaw
A&R: Alex Bourne
Audio director: Jeff LeRoy
Engineering manager: Lucas Paquette
Mastering: Shaun Michaud
Art and production director: Brett Picknell
Graphic design: Emily Roulo
Marketing: Scott Murphy

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