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TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Concert Fantasia


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THE COLLABORATIVE CONDUCTOR – Jeremy Siepmann Interviews Dmitry Yablonsky

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Concert Fantasia

Although Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (Naxos 8.557257) has become the most popular of all Russian concertos, his Piano Concerto No. 2 is arguably the more cohesive. With a lyrical slow movement containing prominent solos for the violin and cello, effectively turning the work into a concerto for piano trio, and an explosive finale marked Allegro con fuoco, the concerto demands a pianist who can play with both unbridled virtuosity and intense poetry. The two-movement Concert Fantasy, with its distinctive thematic ideas and colourful orchestration, including glockenspiel and tambourine, has been unaccountably neglected. This disc completes Konstantin Scherbakov’s cycle of Tchaikovsky’s complete works for piano and orchestra.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44
1.   I. Allegro brillante 00:20:08
2.   II. Andante non troppo 00:13:32
3.   III. Allegro con fuoco 00:06:59
  Concert Fantasia in G Major, Op. 56
4.   I. Quasi Rondo: Andante mosso 00:15:03
5.   II. Contrastes: Andante cantabile 00:13:18

Total Playing Time: 01:09:00

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Yablonsky, Dmitry

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Scherbakov, Konstantin

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.557824

Barcode: 0747313282425

Physical Release: 03/2007

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