The Romantic Piano Concerto 72 - Cipriani Potter

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The Romantic Piano Concerto 72 - Cipriani Potter

Awards:

BBC Music Magazine

Concerto Choice - August 2017

Label:

Hyperion

Catalogue No:

CDA68151

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th July 2017

Barcode:

0034571281513

Medium:

CD
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The Romantic Piano Concerto 72 - Cipriani Potter


Potter, C:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E major

Variazioni di bravura on a theme by Rossini


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Volume 72 of our Romantic Piano Concerto series comes to the rescue of yet another neglected figure with three first recordings courtesy of Howard Shelley and his Tasmanian forces. Composer, pianist, writer and educator (he was an early Principal of the Royal Academy of Music), London-born Cipriani Potter was encouraged by Beethoven and admired by Wagner.

Potter: Piano Concerto #2 In D Minor - 1. Allegro

Potter: Piano Concerto #2 In D Minor - 2. Andante Con Moto

Potter: Piano Concerto #2 In D Minor - 3. Allegro Vivace

Potter: Piano Concerto #4 In E - 1. Allegro

Potter: Piano Concerto #4 In E - 2. Andante Con Moto

Potter: Piano Concerto #4 In E - 3. Allegro

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 1. Introduction

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 2. Tema

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 3. Var. 1

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 4. Var. 2

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 5. Var. 3

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 6. Var. 4

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 7. Var. 5

Potter: Variazioni Di Bravura On A Theme By Rossini - 8. Var. 6

The Observer

9th July 2017

****

“Shelley does [Potter] proud in this effervescent recording of two Potter concertos, one a semi-homage to Mozart, the other a much broader and more expansive corker...Another gem from Hyperion’s Romantic piano concerto series.”

BBC Music Magazine

August 2017

*****

“[Potter's concertos] are conservative in style, but distinctively coloured through their prominent use of wind instruments, as well as occasional passages for solo violin and cello...The warmth and fluency of Howard Shelley's playing present the music in the strongest possible light...More distinctive than the concertos are the 'bravura' variations...which couple glittering virtuosity with wit and inventiveness.”

Gramophone Magazine

August 2017

“What impressed most immediately – and more than any other element – was Howard Shelley’s playing. Not for the first time, I was lost in admiration by his dazzling dispatch of the fantastically demanding writing in the outer movements of both concertos, the aural equivalent of someone mistakenly igniting a box of fireworks. Add to that his simultaneous and complete control of his fine Tasmanian players, I cannot think of another musician who is Shelley’s equal in this dual role”

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