Piano Music of Aaron Copland
One of Silverman's most acclaimed LPs of the early 1970, this astonishing recording launched Silverman's reputation as a major pianist of his generation. This recording showcases the exquisite artistry and musicianship of Silverman, and the quintessential musical intelligence of composer Aaron Copland. Silverman plays with conviction and grace as he soars through classic repertoire; style and concentration are his trademarks. Copland's complex work, sometimes beautiful, sometimes grotesque, is, quite simply, a masterpiece by the (then) doyen of American composers and a landmark of its genre in twentieth century music
Four Piano Blues
The Cat and the Mouse
"He plays it like he wrote it"
...raved Aaron Copland after hearing Silverman perform it in recital.
"One of the most amazing displays of pianism I have heard in many a year."
...Stereo Review (now Music and Vision)
"I went into raptures....over his intensely revealing interpretation"
...Records and Recordings (UK)
"A most welcome discovery
a pianist with enormous musical powers
technical skill which makes it all shine through
a memorable and touchingly beautiful performance."