Stenhammar: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Naxos: 8572259

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Stenhammar: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572259
(8.572259)

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st Oct 2011

Barcode:

0747313225972

Medium:

CD
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Stenhammar: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Stenhammar:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23


Niklas Sivelöv (piano)

Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago

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A virtuoso pianist and renowned conductor in his day, Wilhelm Stenhammar achieved early success with his magnificently wide-ranging and Brahmsian Piano Concerto No. 1. After many years of mixed fortunes as a composer he found his personal voice in the remarkable Piano Concerto No. 2. Conceived as a single span, this vividly affirmative romantic masterpiece was the wellspring for his Serenade (8572186) and Symphony No. 2 (8553888). Award-winning soloist Niklas Sivelöv has also recorded Stenhammar’s solo piano works (8553730).

The Guardian

10th November 2011

****

“These wonderful recordings of Stenhammar's piano concertos make a superb introduction to his music...Stenhammar specialist Niklas Sivelöv plays them in a no-holds-barred, high Romantic way, while the Malmö Symphony under Mario Venzago is tremendous...it's hard not to be swept away by [this] Naxos disc, and the performance of the First Concerto is the finest I know.”

BBC Music Magazine

January 2012

***

“This is one for rare repertoire junkies...Some beautifully applied golden-age style from Sivelöv”

Gramophone Magazine

February 2012

“Niklas Silvelov negotiates the torrents of octaves and other rhetorical gestures with aplomb.”

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