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Wydawnictwo: Hyperion
Seria: Romantic Piano Concertos
Nr katalogowy: CDA 67711/2
Nośnik: 2 CD
Data wydania: marzec 2010
EAN: 34571177113
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): rosyjski
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: koncert

Czajkowski: The Romantic Piano Concertos Vol 50 - Tchaikovsky

Hyperion - CDA 67711/2
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor Op 23
Concert Fantasia in G major Op 56
Piano Concerto No 2 in G major Op 44
Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major Op 75
alternative versions of the second movement of Piano Concerto No 2 Op 44
The Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches Volume 50. This series has been described as a jewel in Hyperion’s crown and one of the glories of the recording industry. Rarely in the history of recorded music has such a rich seam of undiscovered delights been mined to such consistently dazzling effect. These first fifty volumes include 131 works for piano and orchestra: fifty-nine of these works are premiere recordings and many other featured works have only been recorded once before. The performers include some of the greatest pianists, orchestras and conductors in the world, and each disc in itself is a miracle of virtuosity, scholarship and musicianship. For Volume 50, a stellar cast has been assembled for a two-disc set that includes, unusually, one of the most famous concertos in the repertoire. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 has certainly achieved warhorse status – but in the expert hands of Stephen Hough it is a new creature. With the rest of this fascinating two-disc set we are in more usual RPC territory, with music which is actually not widely known. This is a complete survey of Tchaikovsky’s music for piano and orchestra and includes alternative versions of the second movement of Piano Concerto no 2 as well as some delicious extras. Stephen Hough performed all four concertos at the BBC Proms in 2009 and was described as ‘the epitome of a “golden age” virtuoso with his balletic elegance and dazzling rhythmic reflexes’ (The Independent). Armed with this inestimably important experience, he travelled to Minnesota to record the set live with the Minnesota Orchestra under their acclaimed conductor Osmo Vänskä. The result is a set of unique importance: a winning combination of a pianist at the zenith of his artistry, a world-class orchestra and director, a pre-eminent producer and engineer, repertoire both familiar and unknown, and packaged with even more than the usual care that customers have come to expect from Hyperion. RECORD OF THE MONTH

'Stephen Hough , without rival in bringing new life to popular repertoire with a romantic sweep … With Hough at the keys, the First Concerto becomes no warhorse taken for a dutiful trot but a freshly imagined masterpiece bouncing with surprises and invention. Beyond Hough's crystalline clarity, dash and power, Vänskä displays complete mastery of the music's architecture, engineering tension particularly well in the finale's hurly burly … But it's the set's lesser pieces that offer the most revelations … The Second Concerto flourishes as never before' (The Times)

'Anyone who heard Stephen Hough's barnstorming performances of all the Tchaikovsky piano concertos at last year's Proms will want to own these CDs … Osmo Vänskä's suave direction of the Minnesota players allows Hough's brilliance to shine through' (The Observer)



(2 compact discs, with slipcase and series catalogue) / Recording details: Various dates; Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Produced by Andrew Keener; Engineered by Andrés Villalta; Release date: April 2010

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