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

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 4

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 4


Prokofiev:

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

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

Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 53


“Mustonen’s performances are very accomplished – quasi-Gouldian would be the obvious way to describe them, the work of a keyboard provocateur with a keen recreative imagination. Lintu and his orchestra, however, are pleasingly consistent” Classical Ear, 25th November 2016 ***

“How many times have I regretted a shortage of fantasy, flair and fairy-tale imagination in recordings of the Prokofiev piano concertos? Well, here is a disc that akes all those qualities to the top, gleefully goers over it, and ends up halfway down the other side…if there is room in your collection for several sets of the Prokofiev concertos, this one at least comes with a provocative distinctiveness” Gramophone Magazine, November 2016

Ondine - ODE12442

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)


Exclusive Chandos artist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs all five of Prokofiev's formidable piano concertos in partnership with Gianandrea Noseda conducting the BBC Philharmonic.

Bavouzet’s flair for powerful twentieth-century repertoire was made clear in his recording of Bartok’s Piano Concertos, described by The Telegraph as ‘vibrant in colour, vital in rhythm and detail and viscerally exciting in impact.’ Prokofiev wrote these works between 1911 and 1932, mostly as performing vehicles for himself during his most active period as a pianist of astonishing gifts. The First Concerto is for the most part a youthful jeu d’esprit, full of rhythmical energy, but its brief slow movement is surprisingly tragic. The Second Concerto poses some of the most significant technical challenges in the entire piano repertoire, its vivid and athletic keyboard writing pushing the boundaries of what is playable. The Third Concerto in C major, a bright and breezy vehicle for Prokofiev to showcase his talents as a performer, is today his most popular piano concerto. Numbers 4 and 5 are the least well known, having been written at a time when Prokofiev was pushing his musical language to new extremes. However, both concertos contain slow movements that are full of wistful lyricism, foreshadowing the melodic impulse revealed in later works, such as Romeo and Juliet.

“[Bavouzet] dispatches the bravura passages with élan, yet captures the yearning nostalgia for the Russian émigré’s homeland in his haunting, lyrical slow movements. Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Phillies are ideal partners in this enterprising set, which should win friends for these less familiar works.” Sunday Times, 2nd March 2014

“Throughout, Bavouzet displays a light touch and laudable levels of physical stamina, with a firm grasp of the very different personalities of each piece. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic perform like soulmates for the duration, and with superb notes by the Prokofiev scholar David Nice as part of the deal, you can hardly go wrong.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2014

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Chandos - CHAN10802(2)

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The Highest Level: Prokofiev 3 and Bartok 2

The Highest Level: Prokofiev 3 and Bartok 2

The Making of an Extraordinary Recording


Prokofiev:

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

full performance, filmed at the recording sessions in the Berlin Philharmonie


Lang Lang's first concerto album on the Sony label unites the world’s greatest International music stars: Lang Lang, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. This highly awaited collaboration resulted in a recording which will mark one of this year's most important core classical releases in the music industry.

Recorded at Berlin's Philharmonie, the album presents two mile stones of the 20th century piano literature: Prokofiev’s explosive Piano Concerto No. 3, (one of the great show stoppers in the concert literature), and the Bartók Concerto Nr. 2, probably the most technically challenging piece ever written for piano and orchestra.

Comes in luxuriously designed photo-loaded deluxe packaging.

An up-close and highly personal TV documentary (Working Title: "At the Highest Level") will accompany the release. The film will give an exclusive insight into processes that are normally hidden: the preparations of the musicians, the recordings at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the struggle to get the best sound, as well as the post-production phase.

Produced by award winning company BFMI (Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images) and directed by Christian Berger the 60” TV documentary “The Highest Level” gives an exclusive insight into processes that are normally hidden: the preparations of the musicians, the recordings at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the struggle to get the best sound, as well as the post-production phase. The viewer gets unusually close to the stars of the film.

Bluray/DVD

60” TV documentary “The Highest Level”

Complete run-through of the Prokofiev Concerto 3

Complete audio album in Surround Sound 5.1 (Bluray only)

Complete audio album in High-Res stereo (Bluray only)

“Lang Lang has the necessary power and athleticism to bring tremendous energy and drive to [Prokofiev's] more motoric writing...[he] sails through the passagework [of the Bartok] with exemplary clarity...The problem in the outer movements rests with the pianist's tendency to make everything sound harsh and percussive” BBC Music Magazine, December 2013 ****

“Lang Lang gives a persuasive account of the Prokofiev. His finely observed detail..., the full use of the piano's sumptuous sonority and dynamic range and his effortless technical mastery would excite anyone's admiration...[in the Bartok] Lang Lang and Rattle are hugely impressive but, for my taste, a shade too polite.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2013

“Immediately [the Prokofiev] explodes into life with Lang Lang’s sparkling playing with seemingly boundless reserves of energy...Outstanding in the opening [of the Bartók] is Lang Lang’s rhythmic potency borders on the demonic...Under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle the Berliner Philharmoniker is highly persuasive and sympathetic. Not for the first time the woodwind excel - marvellous.” MusicWeb International, 8th November 2013

“How smart of Sony to have recorded [Lang Lang] in repertoire which plays to his strengths. This Prokofiev 3 is exceptionally good – thunderous when it needs to be, and always rhythmically alert. And Simon Rattle is a supremely effective partner.” The Arts Desk, 12th October 2013

“Superloud and racily paced...It all gives a whole new meaning to the words “Flash, bang, wallop”, but it’s difficult to resist the energy, brio and sheer unabashed showmanship of the whole package.” The Independent on Sunday, 20th October 2013

“this is a performance [of the Prokofiev] that glides by, impeccably beautiful and fleet, yet a trifle short of character. Still, Lang Lang’s easy virtuosity is delicious; so is the absence of keyboard thumping...[the Bartok] offers genuine bite, whether from Lang Lang’s fingers or the bracing snarl of the Berlin brass.” The Times, 1st November 2013 ****

Blu-ray Disc

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Sony - 88883773809

(Blu-ray)

$28.00

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3


Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

Daniel Hill (piano)

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

Ayano Shimada (piano)


The two concertos on this CD are performed with flair and panache by prizewinners from the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition. Both of them demonstrate the energy, wit and driving beauty of Prokofiev’s music.

ABC Classics - ABC4764331

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Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19, etc.

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

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


Australian Eloquence - ELQ4800837

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

Prokofiev:

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

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major

Gaspard de la Nuit


“Argerich at her most charismatically brilliant.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2007

“For those who prefer studio recordings, Argerich's highly regarded 1974 taping has been added to her famous pairing of the Ravel G major and Prokofiev Third Piano Concertos. This one has both raw passion and wonderfully controlled gradations of touch and tone.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“There is nothing ladylike about the playing, but it displays countless indications of sensuous, feminine perception and subtlety, and Abbado's direction underlines that from the very first...This is a much more individual performance than almost any other available and it brings its own special insights.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

DG Originals - 4474382

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3


Prokofiev:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Kent Nagano

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Kent Nagano

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83


Mari Kodama (piano)

Presto CD

ASV - CDDCA786

(Presto CD)

$14.00

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

Prokofiev:

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

Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 53

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


“An outstanding bargain.” Classic CD

Naxos - 8550566

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)


“While it's true that the Prokofiev piano concertos are an uneven body of work, there's enough imaginative fire and pianistic brilliance to hold the attention even in the weakest of them; the best, by common consent Nos 1, 3 and 4, have stood the test of time very well. As indeed have these Decca recordings. The set first appeared in 1975, but the sound is fresher than many contemporary digital issues, and Ashkenazy has rarely played better. Other pianists have matched his brilliance and energy in, say, the Third Concerto, but very few have kept up such a sure balance of fire and poetry. The astonishingly inflated bravura of the Second Concerto's opening movement is kept shapely and purposeful and even the out-of-tune piano doesn't spoil the effect too much. And the youthful First has the insouciance and zest its 22-year-old composer plainly intended.
Newcomers to the concertos should start with No 3: so many facets of Prokofiev's genius are her, and Ashkenazy shows how they all take their place as part of a kind of fantastic story. But there are rewards everywhere, and the effort involved in finding them is small.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Ashkenazy is a commanding soloist in both the First and Second Concertos, and his virtuosity in the First is quite dazzling...Throughout, Previn and the LSO accompany sympathetically...as a complete, consistent set this remains unbeatable.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Decca - Double Decca - 4525882

(CD - 2 discs)

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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)


CDK Music - CDK0051

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