Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3



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9th June 2017




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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3


Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10

Simon Trpčeski (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Simon Trpčeski (piano)

Overture on Hebrew Themes, for orchestra, Op. 34b


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Prokofiev was just 21 when he first performed his First Piano Concerto in Moscow, on 25 July 1912, with his teacher Nikolay Tcherepnin conducting. That same year, even as he was composing his ferocious Second Piano Concerto, Prokofiev was contemplating composing "a little pendant, something a little lighter". The Third Concerto has the kind of grace, economy and ‘balance’ that one might almost call Classical. Indeed, it has stylistic traits in common with Prokofiev’s First Symphony known as the ‘Classical’. It has become one of the 20th century’s most popular concertos.

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat, Op. 10

Allegro brioso – Andante assai – Allegro scherzando

Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 bis

Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 bis

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26

I. Andante – Allegro

II. Theme and Variations: Andantino

III. Allegro ma non troppo

The Guardian

25th May 2017


“The Macedonian pianist doesn’t go in for dark introspection – slow themes tend to be inquisitive rather than outright melancholy – and makes an exception to the rule that all Prokofiev should be laced with sarcasm and subversion. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra sounds seriously good under Vasily Petrenko.”

Mail on Sunday

4th June 2017


“Simon Trpčeski and his regular partners, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko, serve up [the First Piano Concerto] with plenty of glitter and panache. The more reflective Third Piano Concerto, full of beautiful tunes, also receives a totally idiomatic and compelling performance, forcing it to the front of quite a crowded field”

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