Romantic Piano Concertos

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Romantic Piano Concertos

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95300BR

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40

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20th May 2016

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Romantic Piano Concertos


Albéniz:

Piano Concerto No. 1 (Concerto fantastico), Op. 78

Felicja Blumental (piano)

RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Alberto Zedda

Albert, E:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E major, Op. 12

Michael Ponti (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Alkan:

Concerto da Camera in C sharp minor Op. 10 No. 2

Michael Ponti (piano)

Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Arensky:

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 2

Maria Littauer (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Jörg Faerber

Balakirev:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major

Michael Ponti (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Barber:

Piano Concerto Op. 38

Abbott Ruskin (piano)

Abbott Ruskin piano M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra, David Epstein

Beach, A:

Piano Concerto, Op. 45

Mary Louise Boehm (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Beethoven:

Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO 4

Martin Galling (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bünte

Piano Concerto in D major, arranged by the composer after the Violin Concerto, Op. 61a

Shoko Sugitani (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Oskamp

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6

Walter Klien (piano)

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Semkow

Berwald:

Piano Concerto in D major

Michael Ponti (piano)

Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Bronsart:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 10

Michael Ponti (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kapp

Busoni:

Piano Concerto Op. 31a

Frank Glazer (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bünte

Casella:

Scarlattiana, Op. 44

Paolo Restani (piano)

Philharmonic Teatro Regio Torino, Marzio Conti

Triple Concerto, Op. 56

Paolo Restani (piano), Stefano Vagnarelli (violin), Relja Lukic (cello)

Philharmonic Teatro Regio Torino, Marzio Conti

A notte alta for piano and orchestra, Op. 30bis

Paolo Restani (piano)

Philharmonic Teatro Regio Torino, Marzio Conti

Chopin:

Allegro de Concert in A major Op. 46

Michael Ponti (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Variations on Mozart's 'La ci darem la mano' in B flat major, Op. 2

Abbey Simon (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Heribert Beissel

Clementi:

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 33, No. 3

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Prague New Chamber Orchestra, Alberto Zedda

Cramer, J B:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C minor, Op. 48

Akiko Sagara (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Czerny:

Divertissement de Concert, Op. 204

Michael Ponti (piano)

Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Debussy:

Fantasie for piano and orchestra

Marylène Dosse (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Dohnányi:

Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25

Béla Síki (piano)

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Milton Katims

Dvorak:

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33

Peter Frankl (piano)

Bamberg Symphony, János Fürst

Field:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major, H31

Rena Kyriakou (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bünte

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, H29

Paolo Restani (piano)

Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Guidarini

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, H28

Paolo Restani (piano)

Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Guidarini

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major, 'L'incendie par l'orage', H39

Paolo Restani (piano)

Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Guidarini

Piano Concerto No. 6 in C major, H49

Paolo Restani (piano)

Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Guidarini

Françaix:

Piano Concerto

Claude Paillard-Françaix (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Jean Françaix

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Ilse von Alpenheim (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Gershwin:

Piano Concerto in F major

Eugene List (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Adler

Glazunov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major Op. 100

Michael Ponti (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Goetz:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op 18

Michael Ponti (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Henselt:

Piano Concerto in F minor Op. 16

Michael Ponti (piano)

Philharmonia Hungarica, Othmar Maga

Hiller, F:

Konzertstück for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 113

Jerome Rose (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Hoffmeister:

Piano Concerto in D, Op. 24

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Prague Chamber Orchestra, Alberto Zedda

Hummel, J:

Concertino in G major Op. 73

Martin Galling (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bünte

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 110 'Les Adieux'

Hans Kann (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Heribert Beissel

Rondeau ‘La Galante’, Op.120 for solo piano

Martin Galling (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor, Op. 85

Martin Galling (piano)

Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Paulmüller

Kalkbrenner:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op 61

Hans Kann (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Heribert Beissel

Kozeluch:

Piano Concerto in D

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Leopold Hager

Kuhlau:

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 7

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, Theodor Guschlbauer

Lalo:

Piano Concerto in F minor

Michael Ponti (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Liszt:

Malédiction, S121 Op. 452

Michael Ponti (piano)

Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Prague Symphony Orchestra, Helmuth Froschauer

Litolff:

Concerto Symphonique No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 45

Michael Ponti (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Lyapunov:

Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes, Op. 28

Michael Ponti (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

MacDowell:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 23

Eugene List (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Mason, D G:

Prelude & Fugue, Op. 20

Mary Louise Boehm (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Mayr:

Piano Concerto No.1 in C

Maria Littauer (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Alois Springer

Medtner:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, Op. 60 'Ballade'

Michael Ponti (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Mendelssohn:

Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra

Bart van Oort piano · Gil Sharon violin

Amati Chamber Orchestra, Gil Sharon

Piano Concerto in A minor (for piano and strings), 1822

Siegfried Stöckigt (piano)

MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Kegel

Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22

Michael Ponti (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Derek Han (piano)

Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40

Derek Han (piano)

Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22

Derek Han (piano)

Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Moscheles:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 58

Michael Ponti (piano)

Philharmonia Hungarica, Othmar Maga

Mosonyi:

Piano Concerto in E minor

Jerome Rose (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Moszkowski:

Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 59

Michael Ponti (piano)

Philharmonia Hungarica, Hans Richard Stracke

Paderewski:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 17

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Helmuth Froschauer

Paisiello:

Piano Concerto in C major

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber

Pierné, G:

Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 12

Marylène Dosse (piano)

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Matthias Kuntzsch

Platti:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G major

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, Theodor Guschlbauer

Raff:

Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 185

Michael Ponti (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kapp

Reger:

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 114

Amadeus Webersinke (piano)

Dresden Philharmonic, Günther Herbig

Reinecke:

Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op. 72

Michael Ponti (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Respighi:

Toccata for Piano and Orchestra

Sandro Ivo Bartoli (piano)

Saxon State Theatre Orchestra, Michele Carulli

Concerto in modo misolidio

Sandro Ivo Bartoli (piano)

Saxon State Theatre Orchestra, Michele Carulli

Rheinberger:

Piano Concerto in A flat, Op. 94

Michael Ponti (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Ries, Ferdinand:

Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 55

Maria Littauer (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Alois Springer

Roussel:

Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 36

Maria Littauer (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Alois Springer

Rubinstein:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70

Michael Ponti (piano)

Philharmonia Hungarica, Othmar Maga

Concertstück, Op. 113

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Helmuth Froschauer

Saint-Saëns:

Africa - Fantasie for piano & orchestra Op. 89

Marylène Dosse (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 17

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major Op. 29

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian'

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Africa - Fantasie for piano & orchestra Op. 89

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Scharwenka, X:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 56

Michael Ponti (piano)

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kapp

Schumann:

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92

Michael Ponti (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Introduction and Allegro Op. 134

Peter Frankl (piano)

Bamberg Symphony, János Fürst

Sinding:

Piano Concerto in D flat major, Op. 6

Roland Keller (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Jörg Faerber

Stamitz, C:

Piano Concerto in F major

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber

Stavenhagen:

Piano Concerto in B minor, Op. 4

Roland Keller (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Jörg Faerber

Tailleferre:

Ballade

Rosario Marciano (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75

Michael Ponti (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Concert Fantasy, Op. 56

Michael Ponti (piano)

Prague Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kapp

Thalberg:

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 5

Michael Ponti (piano)

Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kapp

Tomásek:

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra C major, Op. 18

Peter Toperczer (piano)

Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jindřich Rohan

Viotti:

Double Concerto in A for violin, piano and strings

Martin Galling (piano), Suzanne Lautenbacher (violin)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bünte

Piano Concerto in G minor

Felicja Blumental (piano)

RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Alberto Zedda

Vogler:

Variations on “Marlborough, s’en va-t-en guerre” (1791)

Felicja Blumental (piano)

Prague New Chamber Orchestra, Alberto Zedda

Volkmann:

Konzertstück for piano and orchestra, Op. 42

Jerome Rose (piano)

Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Weber:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, J. 98, Op. 11

Roland Keller (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Kohler

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, J. 155, Op. 32

Roland Keller (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Kohler

Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79 for piano & orchestra

Roland Keller (piano)

Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Kohler


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Why is it that, when asked to name the most magnificent piano concertos of the Romantic age, only a select few spring to mind? And while these may have been recorded numerous times, why do we allow other concertos of the period to languish in obscurity?

This exciting new release aims to shine a light on those other pieces from the period, which deserve to be better known. It takes in over 60 composers and runs the full gamut of the age we now call ‘Romantic’ – from the initial stirrings of Romanticism in the works of Clementi and Stamitz, through the early adopters such as Field and Hummel, to the passionate virtuosity of Liszt, Saint‐Saëns and Lalo, as well as those neo‐ Romantic composers who looked fondly back to the era, such as Samuel Barber.

Although some of the earliest composers on this boxset are essentially Classical, it is not difficult to detect qualities we now call ‘Romantic’ evident in the composers’ writing, as they leaned away from the restraint, symmetry and clarity of the Classical period. Among those on this release are Stamitz, Hoffmeister and Paisiello, who went on to influence some of the most important composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. These composers, born towards the end of the 18th century, were just beginning to benefit from new advances in the development of the piano; it would be up to their successors to exploit these fully. Born around the same time was John Field, an Irish composer, who was the forerunner of the Romantic period and is best known as the instigator of the nocturne. Five of his piano concertos feature on this release, revealing the composer’s foreign influences, as – having spent much of his life in Russia – he began to add local flair to his works, such as the balalaika.

Almost an exact contemporary of Field was Hummel, who taught Czerny, who went on to teach Liszt. Hummel – who himself had been taught by Mozart – was one of the greatest virtuosi of his time, and his A minor and B minor piano concertos were standard repertoire works of the early 19th century, studied by all the budding virtuosos of the period. The concept of a ‘virtuoso’ performer was a relatively new one, exemplified by Paganini and the attention he drew to the violin as a virtuosic instrument. The piano was not far behind, however, and this reached its climax with the rivalry between Liszt and Thalberg – two stupendous pianists, the same age, whose performance at a benefit in Paris was tantamount to a piano duel. Some of Liszt’s most fiendish works feature on this release, including his Malédiction for piano and strings, and Totentanz, famed for its shockingly percussive piano effects. Thalberg is not forgotten, with his Piano Concerto Op. 5 showcasing the composer and pianist’s penchant for virtuosity, even if it was written in his teens.

The release is rounded off by Romantic composers from further afield; some of the finest American composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries appear, including Daniel Mason – little known here but much admired during his lifetime – as well as Beach, Barber and Gershwin. Mason was a devotee of Brahms and fiercely opposed to modern developments in music, such as Impressionism. Amy Beach was more open to stylistic changes during her lifetime, while Barber – born in 1910 – loved to utilise the expressive tonality of the 19th century in his compositions, including in his 1962 Piano Concerto, on CD19 of this boxset.

The perfect starting point for exploring Romantic piano music. It features historic recordings of a truly excellent standard, including Felicja Blumental with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Helmuth Froschauer, the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg with Pierre Cao accompanying French pianist Dosse, Boehm with the Westphalian Symphony Orchestra under Siegfried Landau, and Antal Doráti conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Ilse von Alpenheim.

Most of the recordings come from the rich and unique Vox catalogue, featuring such excellent pianists as Michael Ponti, Hans Kann, Martin Galling, Jerome Rose, Roland Keller and many more.

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