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Rosemary Tuck

“Written when he was just 20 years old, the Piano Concerto in D minor is Czerny’s first composition in the genre, not to be confused with the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 214, his first to be published.

I am delighted that we have been able to bring the work to life from the original manuscript. This important and surprising discovery can now be experienced by music lovers in the year that marks the 160th anniversary of Czerny’s death. It has remained unheard of for so long, until the release of this world première recording.”

Rosemary Tuck, piano soloist

CZERNY, C.: Piano Concerto in D Minor (1812) / Introduction, Variations and Rondo, Op. 60
Carl CZERNY (1791–1857)
Piano Concerto in D minor
Introduction, Variations and Rondo on
Weber’s Hunting Chorus from ‘Euryanthe’

Rosemary Tuck, Piano
English Chamber Orchestra • Richard Bonynge


The Viennese–born Carl Czerny, student and confidant of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, found fame in his native city by writing a series of fashionable pieces, among which numbered fantasies and potpourris as well as a series of important pedagogic studies. His large-scale pianistic works are of great interest and include the First Piano Concerto, in D minor, which expertly balances foreboding, pastoral richness and exuberant brio, a bravura Introduzione e Rondo Brillant and a vivacious salute to Weber’s Euryanthe. ‘Tuck is dazzlingly articulate and secure in the countless runs and fast passagework Czerny asks of her’, wrote MusicWeb International of 8.573417.

Listen to an extract from
Piano Concerto in D minor:
II. Adagio

Watch the video trailer for this release
About the Artists
Rosemary Tuck
The Australian pianist Rosemary Tuck represented her native country in a series of recitals in America under the auspices of the Australian-American Bicentennial Foundation, including a recital at Carnegie Hall. In 2001, she gave the first official performance in the William Vincent Wallace Millennium Plaza in Waterford, Ireland. Since 2004 she has worked closely with Richard Bonynge, AC, CBE, as both soloist with orchestra and collaborative pianist.
Richard Bonynge
Richard Bonynge was born in Sydney and made his conducting debut in Rome in 1962 with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra. He has since conducted at most of the world’s opera houses and has served as artistic director of Vancouver Opera and musical director of Australia Opera. In 2012 he was awarded Australia’s highest honour, Companion of the Order of Australia, recognising ‘eminent service to the performing arts as an acclaimed conductor and music scholar’.
English Chamber Orchestra
The English Chamber Orchestra [ECO] is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, its discography containing nearly 900 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers. The ECO has also performed in more countries than any other orchestra, and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The American radio network CPRN selected the ECO as one of the world’s greatest ‘living’ orchestras.
More recordings of Czerny's works for piano and orchestra
CZERNY, C.: Grand Piano Concerto / Grand Nocturne Brillant / Variations de Concert sur la Marche des Grecs
CZERNY, C.: Grand Piano Concerto • Grand Nocturne Brillant
Variations de Concert sur la Marche des Grecs

Tuck • English Chamber Orchestra • Bonynge

“Remarkably balanced winds and strings give way to the main feature: Tuck. At once, she is romantic, aggressive and pronounced.”
Limelight ★★★★★

CZERNY, C.: Bel Canto Concertante - Virtuoso Variations for Piano and Orchestra
CZERNY, C.: Bel Canto Concertante - Virtuoso Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Tuck • English Chamber Orchestra • Bonynge

“Tuck shapes the melodies firmly, and she and Bonynge are completely in tune with each other. Recorded sound is well balanced, giving sufficient weight to the soloist without slighting the orchestra.”

Music by William Vincent Wallace featuring Rosemary Tuck and Richard Bonynge

Tuck • Tait Chamber Orchestra • Bonynge
“This latest piano collection is perhaps the best of all…The joyful, passionate Nocturne mélodique is especially winning, as is Au bord de la mer, but there’s much more to enjoy in this substantial and varied collection, which Rosemary Tuck dispatches all with admirable grace and aplomb.”
Celtic Fantasies

Tuck • Bonynge
“[Rosemary Tuck and Richard Bonynge] are a well-matched pair and are not only enjoying themselves but they appreciate the essence of Wallace’s arrangements. The recording presents the piano(s) as warm and immediate.”
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