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GREAT PIANO CONCERTOS (10-CD Box Set)

At the very heart of a concerto is the interplay and contrast of a solo instrument within a larger instrumental ensemble. The natural progression from the Baroque concerto grosso, the concerto as we know it was fully established as a concert staple in the eighteenth century, and many works dating from this period are still a key part of the repertoire today. The opportunity for dazzling virtuosic display from the soloist has resulted in the concerto becoming a vital musical force both on the concert platform and in the audience arena.

The most important composer in the development of the early piano concerto was Mozart, whose masterly compositions for the instrument paved the way for expansion of the form by composers such as Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Grieg. In the Romantic era, composers such as Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky lent a distinctly Russian fluency and passion to the idiom, whilst no pianistic survey would be complete without the transcendent concertos of those great piano masters, Chopin and Liszt. The twentieth century transformed the piano concerto yet further with splendid offerings from a delicate Ravel, fiery Prokofiev and jazzy Gershwin to name but a few.



Disc 1

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:14:09
2.   Play with flash player II. Romance 00:09:02
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Allegro assai 00:07:45
  Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan”
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro maestoso 00:13:30
5.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:06:44
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegro vivace assai 00:06:11


Disc 2

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:10:31
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:06:25
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro assai 00:07:52
  Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro maestoso 00:14:07
5.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:07:20
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegretto 00:08:51


Disc 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:16:33
2.   Play with flash player II. Largo 00:09:53
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Allegro 00:08:49
  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:19:07
5.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto 00:05:36
6.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Vivace 00:09:56


Disc 4

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:20:14
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio un poco mosso 00:08:01
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: allegro 00:10:13

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major, K. 595
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:12:54
5.   Play with flash player II. Larghetto 00:07:30
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegro 00:08:23


Disc 5

Brahms, Johannes

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
1.   Play with flash player I. Maestoso 00:23:46
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:15:01
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo 00:12:36

Liszt, Franz

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S124/R455
4.   Play with flash player Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto - 00:05:09
5.   Play with flash player Quasi adagio - 00:04:44
6.   Play with flash player Allegretto vivace - 00:04:04
7.   Play with flash player Allegro marziale animato 00:04:14


Disc 6

Brahms, Johannes

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro non troppo 00:18:33
2.   Play with flash player II. Allegro appassionato 00:09:11
3.   Play with flash player III. Andante 00:13:29
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegretto grazioso 00:09:37

Liszt, Franz

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S125/R456
5.   Play with flash player Adagio sostenuto assai - 00:07:04
6.   Play with flash player Allegro moderato - 00:05:09
7.   Play with flash player Allegro deciso - 00:06:48
8.   Play with flash player Allegro animato 00:01:44


Disc 7

Grieg, Edvard

  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro molto moderato 00:12:00
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:5:48
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi Presto - Andante maestoso 00:9:32

Schumann, Robert

  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro affettuoso 00:14:04
5.   Play with flash player II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso - III. Allegro vivace 00:16:16


Disc 8

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro maestoso 00:21:28
2.   Play with flash player II. Romance: Larghetto 00:11:40
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Vivace 00:10:24
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
4.   Play with flash player I. Maestoso 00:14:14
5.   Play with flash player II. Larghetto 00:09:23
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegretto vivace 00:08:29


Disc 9

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito 00:21:03
2.   Play with flash player II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I 00:07:41
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro con fuoco 00:07:06

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
4.   Play with flash player I. Moderato 00:11:11
5.   Play with flash player II. Adagio sostenuto 00:11:19
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegro scherzando 00:11:32


Disc 10

Ravel, Maurice

  Piano Concerto in G Major
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegramente 00:08:10
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio assai 00:08:27
3.   Play with flash player III. Presto 00:04:08

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
4.   Play with flash player I. Andante - Allegro 00:09:29
5.   Play with flash player II. Tema con variazioni 00:09:31
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegro ma non troppo 00:09:44

Gershwin, George

  Rhapsody in Blue
7.   Play with flash player Rhapsody in Blue 00:16:57

Total Playing Time: 11:00:21






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Brahms, Johannes; Chopin, Fryderyk; Gershwin, George; Grieg, Edvard; Liszt, Franz; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Prokofiev, Sergey; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Ravel, Maurice; Schumann, Robert; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Conductor(s):
Antál, Mátyás; Hayman, Richard; Lehel, György; Ligeti, András; Petrenko, Vasily; Stankovsky, Robert; Wit, Antoni; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Concentus Hungaricus; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil; Glemser, Bernd; Jandó, Jenő; Nebolsin, Eldar; Paik, Kun Woo; Selby, Kathryn; Thiollier, François-Joël; Vladar, Stefan

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.501056

Barcode: 730099105644

Release Date: 04/2012

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