Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 - SACD

This page lists all recordings of Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, by Robert Schumann (1810-56) on SACD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos

Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos


Mendelssohn:

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

Ingrid Fliter (piano)

The Fair Melusine Overture, Op. 32

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Ingrid Fliter (piano)


Ingrid Fliter is set to thrill her fans with a new recording of piano concertos; eagerly awaited since her acclaimed recording of Chopin 1 & 2, which saw Fliter nominated for a Gramophone Award.

Fliter performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn.

Fliter brings the lyrical romanticism of Schumann’s iconic Piano Concerto to life whilst perfectly navigating the shifting colours and technical demands of this brilliant showpiece.

The sparkling passagework and charming melodies which characterise Mendelssohn’s innovative G minor concerto demonstrate Fliter’s innate skill and pianistic instinct.

Following Fliter’s live performance of the Mendelssohn concerto one critic wrote: ‘In the beautiful second movement, time stood still.’

With both composers giving equal focus to soloist and orchestra, the musicality of the SCO’s award-winning musicians shines through as they partner Fliter perfectly.

This also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez, who is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation following engagements with a host of international orchestras.

“there's still room for something fresh to be said with this evergreen music … in both the Mendelssohn and Schumann, Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the smaller chamber-orchestra forces of the SCO and drier recorded sound. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music, and as a bonus there's The Fair Melusina Overture.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2016

Released or re-released in last 6 months

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Dinu Lipatti: The definitive programme

Dinu Lipatti: The definitive programme


Liszt:

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Ravel:

Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4)

Schubert:

Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


Dinu Lipatti is a unique figure in the pantheon of pianists. His international fame is almost exclusively due to the widespread distribution of a recorded production that was, according to the words of his producer Walter Legge, “small in output but of the purest gold.” He was not only a miraculous Chopin interpreter, but also an exceptional soloist, here in partnership with Herbert von Karajan and the Philharmonia and Lucerne Festival Orchestras. The legendary 'Alborada' is the result of a single recording take as Lipatti's terminal illness took hold. It is widely considered to be the best with only Gilels a close second.

“This collection includes two concertos, his 1948 studio Schumann (brilliant, though not ideally balanced, with timpani far too distant) and a fine Mozart K467, live from the 1950 Lucerne Festival.” Sunday Times, 21st June 2015

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A Tribute to Friedrich Gulda

A Tribute to Friedrich Gulda


Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Strauss, R:

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

Karl Böhm

Weber:

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


Gulda was an unusual personality, a humanist pianist, with an unconditional love of Mozart and jazz. His prodigious virtuosity was deliberately hidden by a refined Viennese and often melancholy mood, which gave some autumn colour to now celebrated scores. This programme demonstrates a true classical stylist.

Recording Date December 31, 1957

Gulda gave his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 20, and was soon regarded as one of the most important interpreters of the postwar period, playing his groundbreaking interpretation of the complete Beethoven sonatas. His piano students include Martha Argerich, who called Gulda "my most important influence," and the famous conductor Claudio Abbado (1933-2014).

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Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos

Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos


Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


Playable on SACD and standard CD players.

“Mertanen's bravura is commanding, as, more importantly, are his tenderness and spontaneous poetic response...The Gavle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Koivula also play gloriously...Everything is given with a living and breathing romantic impulse, is essentially "live", and you will sense a special warmth and spontaneity from Janne Mertanen.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2014

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Schumann: Works for Piano and Orchestra

Schumann: Works for Piano and Orchestra


Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Introduction and Allegro Op. 134

Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86

Version for piano & orchestra

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92


Gerhard Oppitz recreates Schumann’s unique romantic world in exemplary fashion, flawlessly mastering the technical demands. He has a very personal passion for Schumann’s compositions and is accompanied by an orchestra ideally suited to his vision, the Bamberger Symphoniker.

“[Oppitz] has the work so much under his fingers that it's as if nothing is a problem for him...the result is sleek without penetrating the surface....Oppitz's performances of [the couplings] are more compelling than his Concerto.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

“this unlikely transcription [of the Konzertstuck] proves to be not only likeable but also something to return to, aided in this case by a lively and vivid performance, with Gerhand Oppitz a deft and sensitive pianist and Marc Andrae inspiring a detailed response from the excellent Bamberg Symphony Orchestra...As for the familiar Piano Concerto, this receives an unsentimental performance” International Record Review, May 2012

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Martin Helmchen plays Schumann & Dvorak

Martin Helmchen plays Schumann & Dvorak


Dvorak:

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


Martin Helmchen’s last two CDs have both been Music Choice of the Month in BBC Music Magazine. His recording of the “Trout” received excellent reviews all over the world: “The young Martin Helmchen is as gifted a new pianist as I expect to hear for years” BBC Music Magazine.

“Martin Helmchen is clearly a staunch advocate for Dvorák's neglected Concerto. There are many things to enjoy in this beautifully recorded interpretation, but the orchestra is not nearly as assured in the Dvorák as the Schumann… both Helmchen and Albrecht give a magnificently assured performance of the Schumann concerto.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2010 ****

“...a genuinely distinguished account of the Schumann concerto, beautifully coloured and phrased, and with a lightness of touch that's altogether admirable…” The Guardian, 4th December 2009 ***

“Martin Helmchen delivers a refreshing performance of Schumann and Dvorak's piano concertos...the tumbling motifs of Dvorak's first movement are impulsive, the cadenza and Andante are confidently characterised.” The Independent on Sunday, 29th November 2009

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Piano Concertos

Piano Concertos


Dvorak:

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


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